In appreciation of CSS employees, the B.C. Legislature has recognized their important work on a number of occasions this month.
At the beginning of March, stating that "greater recognition and understanding of the critical role these services play in our communities is needed to ensure their continued accessibility, availability and improvment," the Legislature declared the month to be officially recognized as Community Social Services Awareness Month.
On March 17, NDP MLA for Nelson-Creston Michelle Mungall also recognized the work of CSS workers from the floor of Legislature:
Well, we all know in this House that it is Community Social Services Awareness Month. Every single one of us has some amazing community social service organizations in our communities –whether it’s early childhood education, child care, employment training, supporting women fleeing violence. Whatever it is, community social service organizations play an important, integral part in our community.
I’m asking the House to please join me in saying a huge, huge thank you to all the people who give their time and of their wallets to make these organizations so great in our communities.