As a result of the hard work and dedication of community social service workers across the province,
a recent proclamation by the provincial government has established that March 2010 will forever be known as "Community Social Services Month" in British Columbia.
I recently visited fellow BCGEU members who work at the homeless shelter at 201 Central Street in Vancouver. The shelter is operated by the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society. Its funding and funding for several similar facilities will run out on April 30.
'How common is it for staff to witness or experience aggression in the clients they support?'
The important work of all those who care for and support individuals with developmental disabilities is being celebrated in dozens of communities across Ontario today.
November 24th, 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the 1989 unanimous resolution of this House to eliminate poverty among Canadian children by the year 2000.
Three Saskatchewan unions combine efforts to improve wages and working conditions for those who help the most vulnerable people in society.
Today the Government of Manitoba officially proclaimed November 6th as "Community Social Service Workers Appreciation Day".
The province of Saskatchewan has proclaimed November 6, 2009, as CBO Workers Appreciation Day in recognition of the tremendous work being done by the staff of the hundreds of community-based organizations (CBOs) across Saskatchewan.
CLC's offers support in spreading the word about the important jobs community social service workers do!
A new video from SGEU, CUPE and SEIU gives us a glimpse into the work done by community support workers.