funding and the demand for our services continues to grow. The evolution of workplace giving means that core funding from longtime partners will be lost this year, resulting in an increased dependence on the philanthropic community’s generosity.
New government procurement policies resulted in significant changes for regional service providers, including the loss and closure of our WorkBC Employment Services Centre. Changes to the international adoption landscape resulted in the closure of our Adoption Agency.
Yet with change comes the opportunity to focus and to innovate in order to meet the growing needs of our community. We are looking ahead strategically for new and sustainable ways to ensure that FSGV can continue to provide life-changing support to people in need and in crisis for another ninety years.
We are expanding our suite of family and trauma counselling programs; building the capacity of our Caring Neighbours community-based programming growing our successful social enterprise, Family Services Employee Assistance Program (FSEAP); forging new funding partnerships; and leveraging the value of our property assets to best serve our clients and support our staff.
As always, we continue to support the recruitment, training and retention of our people—FSGV’s greatest asset—and to advocate for the people we serve With every level of government to ensure their voices and needs are heard. With your support, and that of our funding partners, community partners, staff, and the people we serve, we look forward to a productive, innovative and impactful 2019/2020 for Family Services of Greater Vancouver.