More than 35 local governments support awareness campaign to recognize importance of community-based social services.
March 21 has been observed around the world every year since 1966 as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
'There can be no justification for cutting services to women victims of violence who are often among the most isolated and vulnerable individuals in our society.' - Bob Bymoen.
'The actions Canada subsequently takes to create a more accessible and inclusive society will be the subject of both domestic and international scrutiny.'
'Our union firmly believes that the province should focus its efforts to ensure that every Islander earns a livable wage and maintains a certain standard of living.' - Shelley Ward.
"The community social services sector in this province represents a vast number of providers in every community across this province," said Karagianis. She and others stressed the value and contribution of social workers and community social services workers in B.C. communities.
BCGEU welcomes opposition call for formal recognition and urges the Campbell Liberal government to act.
'These are real gains for health care workers.' - BCGEU president Darryl Walker.
'Every B.C. community depends on community social services workers.' - BCGEU.
'The proposed changes are an unconscionable attack on the most vulnerable segment of the Island’s labour force.' - Shelley Ward.