From Ernie’s Desk

June 2017

Thank you for visiting the BC CEO Network website! Our network of agency leaders has a clear set of purposes:

  1. To facilitate a Collective Voice
  2. To promote effective business practices
  3. To promote leadership development and mutual support

We are looking forward to seeing everyone on September 28th and 29th in Richmond, BC at the Pacific Gateway Hotel near the airport.  Registration forms will be available soon on the member site.

In January 2016, the BC CEO Network published a position paper on Achieving Sustainability, Innovation and Resilience in three areas of Community Living services – in Home Sharing, Supported Independent Living, and Employment Services.  Our next report on Cross-Jurisdictional Issues has been presented to CLBC and the Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation and we are arranging additional meetings to discuss the findings.

In May 2016, at our meetings in Victoria, we had the Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation, Michelle Stilwell present at General Meeting, and we met at the Legislative Assembly with the NDP caucus, to talk about key issues facing community social services in BC.  See photos below.

If you are interested in membership for your organization in the BC CEO Network please review the information in the membership section on our site and contact Brenda Gillette, our CEO, if you have any questions.

Ernie Baatz, President

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Lunch break at January 2015 CEO Network Meetings
Lunch break at January 2015 CEO Network Meetings

Working Groups meeting to share promising practices.
Working Groups meeting to share promising practices