Probation Officers

This ongoing pandemic is deepening the mental health crisis. Action is needed now to provide support to people in need. This World Mental Health Day we are raising the alarm and calling for governments to immediately invest in mental health supports ― Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Ottawa (09 Oct. 2020) ― In recognition of World Mental Health Day, which takes place on October 10, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is renewing its call for action on mental health.

(2020-10-09)Read more

We need to take care of ourselves especially now and a big part of being healthy means taking care of our mental health. Stress is a major factor in poor health. And for those who struggle with mental illness, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, these times are especially difficult.

(2020-03-24)Read more

At NUPGE, we are proud that our union has been playing such a strong role in removing the stigma against mental injury in the workplace and working to see that the supports people need are there when they need them.

(2019-01-30)Read more

“We must remember that what happens at work doesn't just stay at work; it doesn't just go away when the uniform comes off or when the shift is over. These workers need and deserve supports in place to deal with their work-related mental health injuries." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

(2018-09-10)Read more

Mike Parker, NUPGE NEB member and HSAA President, addressed the PSI World Congress detailing how the labour movement can push legislators to ensure presumptive coverage for mental injuries is available to all workers.

(2017-11-01)Read more

The chilling testimony we’ve already heard is all that’s needed to justify extended protection. This is a win-win scenario for the government and for workers. It’s the right thing to do.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

(2017-09-29)Read more

"On behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, I am deeply honoured to pay tribute to the brave police and peace officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice while keeping our communities safe. They will not be forgotten. Today we remember them, we honour them and we show our deepest respect and gratitude to them."— The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

(2017-09-28)Read more

“There are some 45,000 offenders serving their sentences in the community and only 865 probation and parole officers to supervise them. Now we know that 10 per cent of these offenders have fallen off the government’s radar."— Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

(2017-05-17)Read more

“I can’t believe the province is allowing public dollars to be spent on hotels and travel expenses for supervisors from Ottawa to work in Peel. All of that money could go into providing better services for children and families." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

(2016-12-15)Read more

Workers who get PTSD from their jobs need to be covered by WCB. Join the rally on November 10 to show your support!

(2016-11-07)Read more

“It is noteworthy that the proposed changes will recognize a range of psychological illnesses and injuries that we hope will ensure that all those who need help are able to get it." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

(2016-10-28)Read more

"Ontario now joins Alberta and Manitoba with legislation that creates the presumption that when first responders are diagnosed with PTSD it is work-related," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

(2016-02-22)Read more

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) is calling for the province to install metal detectors and institute better security measures for theprovince's probation and parole officers.

(2015-07-21)Read more

Report from B.C. government intended to look at escalating violence in province's prisons and community corrections falls short of goals.

(2014-12-22)Read more

"As police and peace officers do in Canada every day, these fallen officers stood for us against elements that threaten the safety and security of our communities" — Canada's Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney. 

(2014-09-29)Read more

Vince Murray, the founder and first President of the Canadian Peace Officers Memorial Association (CPOMA), and an activist with OPSEU/NUPGE has passed away, leaving a strong legacy for all of Canada's peace officers.

(2014-09-22)Read more

Instead of acknowledging the flaws in the privatization schemes, Social Impact Bond supporters are proposing governments provide incentives or guarantees to encourage people to invest in them. In other words, subsidize privatization schemes.

(2014-08-08)Read more

Vancouver (04 July 2014) — A recent editorial published in the Victoria Times Colonist reinforces something the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) has been fighting for over the years: more resources to support social workers.

Read the full editorial below

(2014-07-04)Read more

Report shows that many people supervised by for-profit probation companies wouldn’t be on probation to begin with if they had more money.

(2014-02-06)Read more

“I believe when our members have an opportunity to see the total package they will be prepared to accept the agreement." - Carol Furlong, NAPE President.

(2013-09-17)Read more