“The hiring of new staff proves this facility and the services our members provide are crucial and that it should not be closed.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"The more this election unfolds, the more I see the urgency of motivating young Canadians to get out and cast their votes." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Ten young people receive awards to help reduce costs associated with post secondary education.
The B.C. Government and General Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) report, Choose Children, highlights deficiencies in youth and family services across the province.
Hoping to make positive change and tell the story of from the perspective from the front-lines, HSABC/NUPGE compiled a number of their insights in a recent submission to the B.C. government's Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth.
“However the closure of the centre and the loss of the important services it provides are a real blow to the community. This is a short-sighted decision that will expose vulnerable youth to even greater risks." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
“This is a shortsighted decision that will expose vulnerable youth to even greater risks,” says Stephanie Smith, President Elect of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE).
“When we met recently with Minister Cadieux, we discussed other uses for the centre. Closing it was never mentioned as an option. Closing it is bad for these young people, bad for our justice system, and bad for the people of B.C.” — Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.