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

Oct 3, 2016

We have been negotiating the first collective agreement since June 2016.

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



Component News

Oct 21, 2016

TIME:      6:00pm to 9:00pm

PLACE:    Lower Mainland Area Office – Musqueam Room
               Suite #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver 


Oct 19, 2016

The election for the four positions for the bargaining committee was counted and we are pleased to announce the following have been elected to represent the membership i

Oct 19, 2016

With Canada’s rapidly aging population, our country needs a health care strategy that is reflective of the growing demands of our changing demographics.


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.


Pension News