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January 16, 2019

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Help Wanted

We have an abundance of job postings this week. Check them out!

CEO Report

CEO Report
Are community services in BC under attack?
It continues to be a time of transition for the employment service sector as contractors and subcontractors to the WorkBC program transition to the new contracts. No official announcement has been made as I write this, but I am interested to know how the former contractors and subcontractors are faring under the new contract environment. 

We’ve been contacted by The Federation of Social Services of BC and Board Voice who are concerned about the effect of the new WorkBC contract awards on the ability of social service organizations to remain viable within the communities they serve. Is it really feeling like BC non-profits are under attack?

I am always intrigued and delighted by the ingenuity of the service providers to respond to funding shifts and market needs.  As a sector, it is our competitive advantage and is something that I refer to often in my advocacy work to employer stakeholders and government. This ingenuity is not limited to our non-profit members but also our private members: both can be described as community benefit organizations.



2-Day RFP Workshop


Did this last round of proposal-writing exhaust you? Now’s the time to upskill your staff to help you share the load.

This two-day workshop will provide an understanding of BC Bid calls, how to evaluate a proposal, and provide learners with a chance to practice their writing skills. 


All sessions take place at the Vancouver Public Library, Main Branch in the Alma Vandusen Room at 350 West Georgia, Vancouver.

Day One: Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:30 am-4:30 pm

  • Framework
  • Procurement Lifecycle
  • RFPs

Day Two: Friday, February 8, 2019 - 8:30am-4:30pm

  • Evaluation Case Study
  • Relationships

About the Presenter

Liz Busch has been working for the B.C. provincial government for more than 20 years. 

Starting as a Non-liquor Buyer for the Liquor Distribution Branch Liz advanced to a managerial role with Procurement Advisory Services for the Purchasing Services Branch, Ministry of Citizens' Services.  She is a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) and Instructor with the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP). 

Liz has facilitated many workshops on RFPs, for both government staff and vendors. She has a special talent for taking sometime dry content and making it both interesting and engaging!

Register Now!

Sector & Member News


Here's how these two inspirational locals are bringing change to the workplace
Daily Hive Vancouver, Dec 20th, 2018

Hope’s Peter Bailey from Free Rein Associates is recognized for helping people secure employment
Hope Standard, January 12th, 2019
MEMBER IN THE NEWS - Free Rein Associates

Healthy and Productive Work – Partnership Grants
Mirage News, Dec 22nd, 2018

Employment services provider loses contract
Rocky Mountain Goat, Dec 30th, 2018
MEMBER IN THE NEWS - Valemount Learning Centre

These FREE workshops in Vancouver will help you crush your career goals in 2019!
Vancouver is Awesome, Jan 3rd, 2019

It's never been a better time to find a new job — but do employers realize it?
CBC News, January 13th, 2019

Feds offer more funds to connect immigrants to Canadian job market
Dec 13th, 2018

10 Key Developments in Canadian Labour & Employment Law in 2018

Sector News from around the World
Mexico: Senate Passes Bill Granting School-Related Leave to Working Parents
Lexology, Dec 19th 2018

Do you have an ASPECT member news story you'd like us to highlight? Please email

Professional Development Opportunities

January 28-30, 2019
Shaw Centre, Ottawa
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Two-Day RFP Workshop
February 7 & 8, 2019
Vancouver Public Library, 350 W Georgia Street 
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FCSSBC 2019 Social Policy Forum + Members General Meeting
February 14-15, 2019
Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour
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BCCDA Conference 2019
May 23-24, 2019
SFU Downtown Campus, Vancouver
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Canadian Association for Supported Employment Conference
June 11-13, 2019

Delta Hotels by Marriott Montreal
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ASPECT Employer-Service Provider Summit
Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport - Richmond, BC
June 4 & 5, 2019
More details coming soon!

ASPECT Conference 2019
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel - Richmond BC
November 4 & 5, 2019

Member Job Postings

If you are an ASPECT member, you may submit your job posting. Fill out the form here to submit your job posting. Not a member? Join us.

Executive Director
Obair Economic Society
Closes: February 15, 2019 (date corrected)
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Employment Facilitator – Skills & Supports for Job Success
ISSofBC, Coquitlam
Closes: January 17, 2019
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Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Community Resources Society
Closes: February 1, 2019
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Multiple Positions for WorkBC Employment Services
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. (United Chinese Community Enrichment Services Society), Vancouver
Closes: January 31, 2019
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Employment Services Manager
Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
Closes: February 1, 2019
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HR Generalist
Worklink, Collwood
Closes: January 16, 2019
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Case Manager – Global Talent Loans
ISS of BC, Terminal Vancouver
Closes: January 17, 2019
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ACT Client Service Support Worker
S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Vancouver
Closes: January 18, 2019
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School-Based Prevention and Health Promotion Facilitator
Pacific Community Resources Society, Aldergrove
Closes: January 25, 2019
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Employer Relations Specialists – Job Quest
ISS of BC, Welcome Centre Vancouver
Closes: January 17, 2019
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Various Positions
Horton Ventures, Dawson Creek and Chetwynd 
Closes: February 15, 2019
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Case Managers – Job Quest
ISSofBC, Welcome Centre Vancouver
Closes: January 17, 2019
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Program Administration
Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC, Delta
Closes: January 31, 2019
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Facilitator/Job Developer
Pacific Community Resources Society, Surrey
Closes: January 25, 2019
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Female Youth Gang Intervention Team Leader
Pacific Community Resources Society, Surrey
Closes: January 25, 2019
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Assistant Manager – Job Quest
ISSofBC, Welcome Centre Vancouver
Closes: January 17, 2019
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Career Services Advisor, Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants Program
MOSAIC, Vancouver
No closing date provided
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Finance Manager
Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
Closes: Open until filled
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WorkBC Contract Manager
Beacon Community Services, Sidney
Closes: February 15, 2019
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ASPECT Health Benefits Program

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This benefits program is now open to associate members of ASPECT with 3 or more people on the plan. Not a member of ASPECT, join us now!
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Delta Pacific Benefit Brokers Ltd. 
300-6935 120th St. 
Delta BC, V4E2A8
604-590-0680 ext. 103
1-877-231-4899 ext. 103
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