Component 8 - Community Health Services

As a Component 8 Community Health Services member, you are covered by the Community Health Sub-Sector Collective Agreement.

BCGEU is structured to have 12 regions divided amongst 11 Components.

Community Health became their own component in the beginning of 2011 and we represent over 9000 members across BC. This includes members employed in the health authorities, home support agencies, non-direct government and others in the private sector.

Who are we:
Workers in this sector work in three main areas:

1) About half of the sector are Community Health Workers. These are care givers who travel throughout our communities to provide essential care including medical and support services. This allows many of our most vulnerable seniors the choice to remain in their own home. They also assist other who are unable to care for themselves.

2) Some workers in this sector provide services to those who suffer from mental health and addiction issues.

3) Others work out of community based facilities providing administrative health services and other medical services such as arranging immunization clinics and preserving the integrity of vaccines.

Bargaining Updates

Sep 9, 2016

To:        All BCGEU Members at We Care Home Health Services

Aug 22, 2016

To:        All BCGEU Members at Living Well Home Care Services Inc.

Re:        Bargaining Update


Jul 27, 2016

Currently we are speaking with your employer regarding bargaining dates. We hope bargaining will start in late September.


Component News

Sep 22, 2016

Bring your Questions!  Build Your Skills!  Have Fun!

Sep 21, 2016

Members at RainCity 
Steward Election Results

Sep 19, 2016

On Monday September 19, B.C.'s Office of the Seniors Advocate (OSA) published the Home Support Survey, detailing the results of a large survey on home support.


Media Coverage

Feb 29, 2016

Community Health Services Vice President Carla Dempsey spoke up for Component 8 members and the crisis in home support on the 6 o'clock CTV news, Friday February 26, 2016.

Oct 16, 2015

Laid-off home care workers from St. Elizabeth's want back on the job, say seniors' service reduced.