Component 3 - Community Social Services

BCGEU community-based social service workers provide supports, services, and resources to vulnerable families and individuals across the province.

They include community living workers supporting youths and adults with developmental disabilities, youth-at-risk, women services, child care, community justice services, First Nations family services, and employment services, among others.

BCGEU is the largest community social service union in BC, representing over 8000 workers in the sector.

Together with self-advocates, families, and agencies, BCGEU successfully advocated and negotiated for improved community living program funding – and improved contracts for the workers that support adults and youth with developmental disabilities. Click here to read “Better funding, services for vulnerable British Columbians,” an opinion article published in the Vancouver Sun in March 2014.

Bargaining Updates

Apr 17, 2015

We are pleased to announce that the following members have been elected as your Bargaining Committee:

Apr 17, 2015

On April 15, 2015 the employer ratified this new agreement for Comox Valley Children's Daycare Society. The new agreement is a three year agreement to expire February 28 2017.

Apr 15, 2015

Nominations have closed for the Bargaining Committee Chair and Bargaining Committee members at your worksite.

The following are the nominees for Bargaining Committee Chair:


Component News

Apr 7, 2015

COMPONENT: Community Social Services
LOCAL: 301
DATE: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
TIME: Executive Committee 5:30pm
         General Membership 7:00pm

Apr 2, 2015

Your Local 303 Executive for 2015-2018

• Chairperson, Andrea Duncan

• 1st Vice Chairperson, Pamela Pye

Mar 31, 2015

British Columbia’s social welfare software system is failing to fulfill its intended role, the B.C. Auditor General said in a report released today.


Media Coverage

Apr 9, 2015

The computer system used to protect vulnerable kids and deliver social programs has never lived up to expectations, B.C.’s auditor general states in a report released today.

Mar 9, 2015

Although we've won many hard-fought battles, it's not all good news. 
By Stephanie Smith

Jan 30, 2015

Vulnerable children and families are falling through the cracks of an under-resourced child welfare system “with desperately tragic consequences,” according to the union representing B.C.’s social


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