Community Social Services workers are rarely in the public eye — although the problems they help solve are often in the news. BCGEU/NUPGE is taking steps to put a face on this important work in our communities.
Vancouver (01 June 2015) — The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) wants to hear from community-based social services members (CSS) across the province.
Community-based social services workers play an important role within the system
These caring professionals work for community-based, mostly not-for-profit agencies, contracted by the B.C. government to provide these services. They provide vital assistance to some of our communities' most vulnerable by:
- supporting youth and adults with developmental disabilities and Aboriginal communities.
- helping women facing domestic violence, the homeless, individuals battling addictions.
- working to strengthen families through counselling, and help youth in conflict with the law.
- providing kids with a great start to life through early childhood education and learning.
BCGEU/NUPGE wants to show the public who is helping build our strong communities
Through the Community Social Services Matter website BCGEU/NUPGE is advocating from the front-lines, sharing stories about how CSS workers make a difference in B.C.
Submit a worker profile by June 30 to be eligible to win an iPad mini!
You only need to answer six quick, positive questions like: can you tell me your best story of making a difference at work?
Click here to submit a profile! Profile submissions will be scored based on content quality. Only one entry per member. The winner will be contacted by email in July.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 360,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE