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Community support worker from Okanagan submits best worker profile, wins iPad mini

Gayle Wilson, a community support worker from the Okanagan, submitted the best profile to the Community Social Services Matter website. Wilson won an iPad mini for her efforts.

Community Social Services Awareness Month - 2015 Proclamation

COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES AWARENESS MONTH (MARCH)

WHEREAS community social services are vital to the quality of life of all British Columbians, and

WHEREAS community social services in British Columbia include services for children, youth and families; Aboriginal peoples and communities; persons with disabilities; individuals and families dealing with mental health and/or substance use issues; persons with special needs; 

March is Community Social Services Awareness Month!

 by BCGEU President Stephanie Smith - 26 February 2015

“March is Community Social Services Awareness Month” is a province-wide public awareness campaign. 

I want to acknowledge, with deep appreciation, the skills, dedication, and valuable work our 8,000 BCGEU Community Social Service workers do in community living, women's services, family services, child care, aboriginal services, and in so many more areas across the province.

Opinion: Better funding, services for vulnerable British Columbians

BY DARRYL WALKER, SPECIAL TO THE VANCOUVER SUN

For over a decade, front-line services helping the most vulnerable British Columbians — adults with developmental disabilities, youths-at-risk, women fleeing violence — have been subject to funding cutbacks. This year, we are finally turning a corner thanks to the power of collective bargaining.


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