No Way to Show We Care
This leaflet summarizes the history of cuts to this sector and the crisis the funding shortfall has created. This piece outlines solutions that will provide stability to the sector and revitalize care for the most vulnerable in our society.
Women Empowering Women
This leaflet describes the need for support of women in communities across Canada. It takes stock of the continued inequity faced by women and reflects on the challenges faced by Women's Centres and the services they offer 24/7. Finally, it is a call to recognize the hard work done by staff and the need for government action to support the workers and these services.
Health & Safety in Community-based Social Service
This twenty-three page report is divided into two parts. The first part gives an overview of some of the most common health and safety issues encountered by community-based social service workers. The second part outlines some solutions for tackling health and safety concerns, as well as highlighting specific recommendations for hazards. Several appendices offer case studies, collective agreement language, and listings of relevant provincial legislation.
The Underfunding and Accountability Crisis in Canada's Community-based Social Service Sector
Community-based Social Service Sector Conference Summary
The summary reviews the presentations from the April 1-3, 2007 conference in Edmonton. Among dozens of picutes of participants are highlights from discussions about human resources issues and service delivery trends.
Workfare: A Low-Wage Strategy for the Canadian Economy
The experience of welfare-to-work programs in Canada has now sufficiently progressed to say that many of the critiques originally made by the National Union have been borne out. This paper provides a general overview of workfare programs in Canada, gives a critique and looks at future trends.
Self-managed Care and Individualized Funding: Not the Same thing!
This paper looks at the growing demand for people with disabilities to exercise control over the forms of support and care they receive and the rise in government policies for individually funding service users to purchase their own care. Strongly endorsing the right for people with disabilities to direct their own care, the National Union feels that the policy option of individual funding presents a number of problems and risks for the provision of social services.