Ministers’ statement on community social services workers

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Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Growth and Poverty Discount, and Mitzi Dean, Minister of Youngsters and Household Growth, have issued the next assertion in recognition of Group Social Providers Consciousness Month, March 1-31:

“This yr, throughout Group Social Providers Consciousness Month, please take the time to acknowledge greater than 42,000 people who work in B.C.’s group social providers sector and the optimistic impression their work has on the lives of so many individuals in our communities.

“Group social providers companies assist and help folks with bodily and developmental disabilities, households of kids with help wants, new Canadians and refugees, Indigenous folks, people coping with psychological well being and/or substance use points, and lots of others.

“Over the previous two years, despite the challenges of COVID-19, group social providers companies have offered a lifeline for susceptible folks experiencing further boundaries, and have tailored to ship very important providers in ways in which proceed to fulfill security protocols.

“All through all of it, group social providers employees are there to offer necessary providers and be sure that susceptible folks in our communities are effectively supported. They’re the those who British Columbians can flip to for help.

“Most of us know a person or household who has turned to the sector for assist. Whether or not it’s a newcomer in search of language expertise coaching or work expertise earlier than beginning a job search, a girl in search of shelter and help to exit an abusive relationship, a youth in want of protected counselling providers or a senior in search of assist to entry an area meals financial institution, group social providers employees are there to offer assist and help.

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“As we construct again a stronger British Columbia, one that’s inclusive and resilient and guarantees a greater future for all British Columbians, it’s good to know that group social providers companies will proceed to be there to play an necessary function.

“We thank them for all they do to make a distinction within the lives of British Columbians.”

Study Extra:

To see the proclamation of Group Social Providers Consciousness Month, go to: https://www.bclaws.gov.bc.ca/civix/doc/id/proclamations/proclamations/CommunitySocialServicesAwareMth2022

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