The report recognizes the challenges faced by frontline social workers and that "their ability to conduct their duties is only as strong as the resources available to them."
Ministry of Children and Family Development
These dedicated workers want improved working conditions to help them better advocate for children and families." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
“I look forward to working with this new advisory council and the ministry to bring about overdue and meaningful improvements to our child welfare system, both within MCFD and within delegated Aboriginal agencies,” said President Smith.
“New buildings are only as good as the people who work in them." — Val Avery, HSABC President
Continued underfunding leads to long-term damage.
The B.C. Government and General Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) report, Choose Children, highlights deficiencies in youth and family services across the province.