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Message from the CEO

The Community Social Services Employers’ Association of BC (CSSEA) is one of six public sector employers’ associations in British Columbia.  Established in 1994 by the Public Sector Employers Act, we are responsible for collective bargaining, the coordination of human resources and labour relations for the social services sector as well as fostering positive working relationships with the unions in the sector. 

Our vision: To be a leader in human resources and labour relations and trusted advisor to our membership and government for the community social services sector.

CSSEA does not deliver services to families and individuals; however where we strive to make a difference is by adding value to our member organizations in all of their everyday human resources interactions. We practice passionate leadership in a sector already known for its passion, commitment and dedication to their clients and communities. Our 200 plus members and over 100 associate organizations provide a diverse range of services to some of the most vulnerable British Columbians in our communities.

Our dedicated staff is committed to the highest standards of professionalism and works to foster partnerships within and outside our sector with the goal of making CSSEA the best employers’ association in British Columbia. Our HRLR and Legal Services department provides day-to-day advice and partners with our members to find practical and innovative solutions to their labour issues. Our Research and Knowledge Management department is a leader in data collection and analysis in the public sector and our data repository supports members, government and funding agencies in making evidence based decisions. Our Aboriginal Services division and our Aboriginal Collective Agreement is unique in the public sector context and we are proud of our working relationship with First Nations  agencies including the First Nations Health Authority.

I invite you to be a regular visitor to our website and to contact myself or any of our staff to become familiar with the social services sector and the role CSSEA plays in making British Columbia a better place to work and live.

Gentil Mateus
Chief Executive Officer