Gathering Our Wisdom

FVACFSS is pleased to present a best practice two-day forum in Aboriginal Social Wellness Work.  The forum will be held on May 27-28, 2014 and located at Squiala First Nation in Chilliwack, BC. The forum theme is: Momíyelhtel kw’es me xwe yeláwel ey te shxwelís ye stá:xwelhtset “Helping one another to create the best spirit for our children”.

Keynote and workshops topics include, but not limited to:
– Philosophical Shifts in Child Welfare through Signs of Safety
– Collaborative practices from an indigenous perspective
– Traditional decision making models
– Cultural competency
– Decolonizing social work

Welcome to Keynote Speakers:
FVACFSS is please to welcome Professor Michael Yellow Bird, MSW, Ph.D. and Chief Clarence Louie, as keynote speakers at the forum.


Keynote speaker, Chief Clarence Louie is one of Globe and Mail’s 25 Transformational Canadians and Chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band in British Columbia.

Please check back for updated information and thank you in advance for your patience.