Community Service Workers


Our communities are facing a crisis

We have more people living on our streets, crowded into our jails, fighting with their addictions, and fending for themselves with mental illness or disabilities. We have more people and more families struggling to get by.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Community Service Workers support us. All we have to do is support them, too.

 

Their Stories

Stasia - Community Facilitator, BC.
Sheri - Addictions Counsellor, AB.
Roxanne - Community Health Worker, BC.
Susan - Youth Mental Health Clinician, BC.
Lucy - Community Nurse, ON.
Leanne - Social Service Worker student, ON.
Laurel - Career Practitioner, NS.
Kathie - Palliative Social Worker, AB.

Recent News

BCGEU celebrates announcement to bring home support workers under government employment

"Today's news is a real victory for home support workers and the B.C. seniors who rely on their care. Bringing these workers into the health authorities will finally address the precarious nature of contract-based work with private providers and will enable more of a team-based multi-disciplinary approach to providing care at home." - Stephanie Smith, BCGEU president

BCGEU disappointed to see campaign opposing reform to improve seniors’ care

"This attempt to block much-needed reform to a sector in crisis and to better support home support workers is appalling. We realize the business interests of the BCCPA will be affected by this change, but it's time to put the well-being of people over profit and address the damage resulting from almost 20 years of privatization and underfunding in the sector." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President