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Ratification Information Meetings and Voting Procedure


As you are aware, CSSEA reached tentative collective agreements with the Community Social Services Bargaining Association for all three membership divisions on February 3, 2023. Members must still ratify the tentative agreements. In preparation for a ratification vote, CSSEA has prepared a detailed report of the proposed amendments to the three collective agreements, the Summary of Changes, as well as holding a number of in-person meetings and one virtual meeting, in order to outline the proposed changes. 

The ratification meetings are intended for Executive Directors and management/excluded staff only. We ask that you register for one or more of the following meetings at this link. Please bring with you the Summary of Changes for reference.


Date Location Time Address
February 21, 2023 Victoria  10am to 12:30pm  
The Grand Pacific Hotel - South Pender Island Ballroom
463 Belleville Street
February 22, 2023 Nanaimo 10am to 12:30pm Vancouver Island Conference Centre - Lantzville Room
101 Gordon Street
February 24, 2023 Surrey 10am to 12:30pm The Civic Hotel - Boulevard Ballroom, 13475 Central Avenue
February 28, 2023 Vancouver 10am to 12:30pm Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown – Shaughnessy 1 Room 1128 West Hastings Street
March 2, 2023 Prince George 10am to 12:30pm The Coast Prince George - Gleason Room 770 Brunswick Street
March 9, 2023  Kelowna 10am to 12:30pm Best Western Plus Hotel and Suites - Thompson/Shuswap Room, 2402 Highway 97N
March 10, 2023 Nelson 10am to 12:30pm Prestige Lakeside Resort – Robson Room, 701 Lakeside Drive
March 13, 2023 Virtual 10am to 12:30pm Meeting link will be e-mailed on Friday, March 10


Ratification Voting Procedure

Ratification voting will be conducted online for all three tentative agreements from 7:00 am Wednesday, March 14 to 5:00 pm Monday, March 20. The ratification votes will be conducted in accordance with Article 13.05 of CSSEA’s Constitution and Bylaws, which stipulates that each agency’s vote is weighted based on its total number of bargaining unit FTEs.

Each tentative agreement will be ratified if more than 50 per cent of the votes cast in each division are in favour.

How to Vote

On March 14, you as the primary bargaining contact of your agency will receive an email with a unique and confidential link to a webpage where the vote is to be cast. If you are not the designated voter at your agency, we ask that you contact us immediately at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  so we can correct our records.

This is a secret ballot vote. After members cast their vote, their agency’s weighted allotment of votes will be automatically tallied and an email confirming receipt will be sent. Results will be announced shortly after March 20.

If you have any questions, please contact your HRLR Consultant or Advocate.

Communications Contact

Doris Sun
Director of Communications
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