Volunteer board members are grounded in community and bring a value-added sensibility to the governance role for each non-profit agency in every BC community. Board governance addresses social issues of importance to the province and to our communities. Board Voice was created as a way for these community leaders and governors to bring their collective voice to bear at a provincial level. Together we speak out, share experiences, and learn from each other.
We envision an integrated system of community-based services that is driven by the needs of the people who utilize our services. We are committed to collaborative engagement with our board members across agencies and within communities to create an integrated service delivery system that makes best use of available resources. We champion the value of community-based social services.
Our role at Board Voice is to bring community voices together. We aim to inform the public and government on community social health, and support the volunteer leaders who are our members to share successes, challenges and strategies. We share a common belief in the importance of healthy, happy communities, where all British Columbians have the chance to reach their full potential.
Board Voice is leading the call for the province to undertake a BC-wide public discussion on a provincial social policy framework – a plan for strengthening, prioritizing and consistently funding social health initiatives and services in our communities. At its essence, it’s a question of the kinds of communities we want for every British Columbian. What objectives and strategies need to be in place to achieve that? Planning for better social outcomes in BC is vital to all our futures.