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December 17, 2009

Agencies that provide services to those with disabilities, helping them live independently in the community, say the government is trying to climb out of its deficit on the backs of the province's most vulnerable people.

The Stelmach government wants to claw back more than $6 million from these agencies over the next three months. 

The agencies say it will be impossible to make the cuts without reducing services to vulnerable Albertans -- the same people Premier Ed Stelmach has vowed to protect from the impacts of the recession.

December 17, 2009

Unless the provincial government and the NHA decide to continue funding ATLAS, the only youth residential addictions service in the northwest will close on December 31.

November 30, 2009

NUPGE's national secretary-treasurer looks at the long-term impact on government revenues and public services of the Harper government's new Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs). 'How are you going to buy your own health care with $400?' he asks.

November 23, 2009

Three Saskatchewan unions combine efforts to improve wages and working conditions for those who help the most vulnerable people in society.

November 17, 2009

'I’m appalled.... Addictions don’t take holidays.' - MGEU president Peter Olfert.

November 17, 2009

“Any change that means a child will be safer is a change for the better, so the news that there has been a decrease in the number of children living in overcrowded foster homes is welcome,” said SGEU president Bob Bymoen, in response to the release of the Children’s Advocate Progress Report on foster home overcrowding.

November 12, 2009

'Another blow to the provision of mental health and addictions services.' - Darryl Walker.

November 10, 2009

'These workers deserve our utmost respect and recognition.' - Social Services Minister Donna Harpauer.

November 8, 2009

First province in Canada to join with dozens of municipalities in celebrating the contribution CSS workers make to communities across the country.

November 5, 2009

This fall municipal governments from across the country, representing more than 7.5 million Canadians, have passed official resolutions acknowledging Nov. 6 as Canadian Community Social Service Workers Appreciation Day.