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CSSEA provides human resources and labour relations expertise to over 200 member social service organizations, ranging in size from under 10 to more than 600 employees and collectively employing more than 15,000 people. In addition, CSSEA provides services to more than 100 associate organizations that do not meet the criteria for membership but wish to access its human resources and labour relations services on a fee-for-service basis.

Members of CSSEA are defined as agencies that 

  • are unionized
  • receive at least 50 percent of its total revenue from provincial ministries and/or authorities through ongoing, direct service contracts, including provincial fee-for-service contracts
  • receive at least 50 percent of its provincial contract revenue from non-health ministries or authorities
  • not be a stand alone alcohol and drug service provider
  • have a community of interest with the community social services sector
  • have its unionized component including related management/administration receive at least $250,000 from provincial ministries and/or authorities through ongoing, direct service contracts, including provincial fee-for-service contracts, excluding:
    • revenue for parent/provincial government shared-cost daycare programs
    • revenue from a federal/provincial funding transfer agreement where service contracts continue to be directly with the federal government. This revenue will be included when the service contracts are converted to the Province; and
    • grants, bequests, interest or other revenues generated by the agency; or
  • be eligible under Information Appendix D - Continuity of Service and Employment Memorandum.

Members are assigned to one of three membership divisions:

  • Aboriginal Services (AS)
  • Community Living Services (CLS)
  • General Service (GS)

Each membership division is represented by an elected body known as a panel. Each panel elects representatives to the eleven - member Board of Directors.

Message from the Chair Janice Barr

I am pleased and honoured to represent CSSEA members as the Chair of the Board of Directors for 2015/2016.   

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Message from the CEO Gentil Mateus

The Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) is one of six public sector employers’ associations in British Columbia.

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  Our Address:Suite 800 - Two Bentall Centre
555 Burrard Street, Box 232
Vancouver, BC  V7X 1M8
604.687.7220
1.800.377.3340
  
  Office Hours
8:30am - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday

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