The First West Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the Envision Financial Community Endowment Grants. Westcoast Family Centres Society was granted funds to support training for professionals serving front line clients within the communities of Maple Ridge and Tri-Cities. While all of us do outstanding work in our respective areas of social services, it is rare to receive training that focuses on the well-being of the service provider. WFC will be hosting a dynamic and interactive training where up to 60 of our collaborative partners in these two communities will have a chance to look closely at their own personal wellness, linking this education and self-awareness to strengthening their individual resolve, their team dynamics and their community practice. Ultimately, these workshops are preventative in nature, looking to minimize staff leaves, burnout, and vicarious trauma in the helping professions. This project fully supports the strengthening of the social service sector through addressing internal learning needs and thus addressing the growth of our organizations. WFC was recognized for receiving this award in Tri-City News and a full list of recipients can be found on their website click here.