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Nancy Sandy, President summarized the Society’s achievements over the past year. She noted that while there was growth, there was also a need for adjustment to that growth as well. There were a number of turnovers in the instructional staff and the Society added new training initiatives as well. She identified that the Society has been providing the Aboriginal Social Worker training in BC since 1999 and have had over 1,900 social workers in the program. Nancy also thanked all the Society staff for their dedication and hard work over the year.
The Practice Standards Redesign Project has been a multi-year project and it is anticipated that a final draft will be available next year. It will contain recommendations for child welfare Practice Standards and the hope is that these recommendations will be implemented. The Policy and Program Initiatives department continued its good work in administratively supporting the First Nations Directors Forum and the Partnership Forum.
The Society also wants to acknowledge the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development for their continued funding support. Nancy concluded by stating that as a unique organization, the Society provides unique services to our membership that will build capacity for nation-building and self-determination for the respective Indigenous Nations we are serving. Nancy thanked everyone for their support.
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