Social Services

March 4, 2009

Investigation indicates widespread abuses by private operators who are benefiting from millions in public funding.

February 24, 2009

US Researchers have discovered human antibodies that are able to neutralize not only H5N1 bird flu but other strains of influenza. There is hope now to develop them into lifesaving treatments.

October 24, 2008

Community social services workers will receive a new bonus early next year thanks to the efforts of the Community Social Services Bargaining Association of Unions (CSSBA), led by the BCGEU.

February 5, 2008


New Brunswick Child and Youth Advocate, Richard, makes recommendations for child protection services. Child Protection workers across Canada have already identified these issues from their own experiences. Now governments need to act!

October 1, 2007

As in Ontario, Manitoba's social assistance rates are not keeping up with the cost of living. In Manitoba 60,000 people use employment and income assistance (EIA) as their major source of income. This assistance program as well as the shelter assistance has not kept pace with inflation.

September 27, 2007

A broad coalition of community organizations and poverty groups have formed to address the ever-worsening poverty in Ontario.

May 27, 2007

Labour has long complained that Ottawa is diverting billions in premiums collected from ordinary workers

May 9, 2007

Events scheduled in London, Kingston and Thunder Bay

March 9, 2007

After accusing Liberals of using Employment Insurance fund as a 'partisan piggy bank', Harper Conservatives are now doing the same thing.