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Get ready for SpeakUp4Equity by logging on the conference platform by Oct. 23

Get ready for SpeakUp4Equity by logging on the conference platform by Oct. 23

If you are registered for this year’s virtual 45th Annual Convention & Expo: SpeakUp4Equity  kicking off next Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 9:30 a.m., you are in for a treat. To get the most out of the week of workshops, keynotes, awards and more, please download the Providers’ Council convention app in your app store of

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SpeakUp4Equity virtual platform walk-through webinars Oct. 14 & 15. Join us!

SpeakUp4Equity virtual platform walk-through webinars Oct. 14 & 15. Join us!

SpeakUp4Equity attendees are invited to attend one of our virtual event walk-through webinars. Providers’ Council staff will walk attendees through the platform and be available to answer any questions. Join us to learn everything you need to know for participating in our 45th Convention & Expo! Wednesday, October 14 from 10:00–10:30 a.m. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87040500717 Meeting ID:

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SpeakUp4Equity featured speakers: US Rep Ayanna Pressley, Dr. Atyia Martin, Gov. Charlie Baker, EOHHS Sec. Marylou Sudders and more!

SpeakUp4Equity featured speakers: US Rep Ayanna Pressley, Dr. Atyia Martin, Gov. Charlie Baker, EOHHS Sec. Marylou Sudders and more!

Momentum is building for the upcoming Providers’ Council’s 45th Annual Convention & Expo, SpeakUp4Equity, to be held virtually from Oct. 27 to Oct. 30. Typically the largest gathering of its type in the Northeast, this year’s virtual event will feature Dr. Atyia Martin, CEO and Founder of All Aces, Inc., as a keynote speaker. She

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Federal judge rules U.S. Census count may continue through Oct. 31

Federal judge rules U.S. Census count may continue through Oct. 31

A federal judge has determined that the U.S. Census Bureau may continue its count for the 2020 Census until October 31, 2020. The date was established in accordance with a timeline created after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.  However, the Trump administration issued guidance in late July instructing the Bureau to finish the count

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Council, other human services orgs offer testimony on background record checks

Council, other human services orgs offer testimony on background record checks

The Providers’ Council, along with the Children’s League of Massachusetts, the Association for Behavioral Healthcare and the Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools  submitted joint comments to the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) this week on proposed regulation amendments to 606 CMR 14.00: Criminal offender and other background record checks (BRC) as

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Early-bird prices for SpeakUp4Equity extended through this Friday!

Early-bird prices for SpeakUp4Equity extended through this Friday!

Early-bird pricing has been extended to Friday, September 25! Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the Providers’ Council’s 45th Annual Convention & Expo: SpeakUp4Equity! Hosted on a virtual event platform from Tuesday, October 27 – Friday, October 30, attendees have ample opportunities to engage, network and learn at our exciting event. Register online today and

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Supporting diverse and minority-owned businesses to combat systemic racism

Supporting diverse and minority-owned businesses to combat systemic racism

As part of our recent Call to Action on racial justice,  the Council recommended all members develop an organizational strategy for combating systemic racism and oppression. To advance this effort, we have begin to collect resources on how agencies can supporting Black and Brown businesses through the Commonwealth’s Supplier Diversity Program, and other methods. By

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