Component 8 - Community Health Services

As a Component 8 Community Health Services member, you are covered by the Community Health Sub-Sector Collective Agreement.

BCGEU is structured to have 12 regions divided amongst 11 Components.

Community Health became their own component in the beginning of 2011 and we represent over 9000 members across BC. This includes members employed in the health authorities, home support agencies, non-direct government and others in the private sector.

Who are we:
Workers in this sector work in three main areas:

1) About half of the sector are Community Health Workers. These are care givers who travel throughout our communities to provide essential care including medical and support services. This allows many of our most vulnerable seniors the choice to remain in their own home. They also assist other who are unable to care for themselves.

2) Some workers in this sector provide services to those who suffer from mental health and addiction issues.

3) Others work out of community based facilities providing administrative health services and other medical services such as arranging immunization clinics and preserving the integrity of vaccines.

Bargaining Updates

May 16, 2017

To:      All BCGEU Members L804 at We Care Home Health Services
Re:      Strike vote results


May 2, 2017

Following six months of negotiations, we have reached an impasse. We require a strong strike vote from the membership in order to assert your priorities during the next stage which is mediation.


Component News

Apr 12, 2010

Today the Vancouver Coastal Health and the Fraser Health Authorities announced the results of the RFP process for contracted home support in Vancouver and much of the Fraser Valley.

From the joint announcement:

The successful proponents and their new geographic territories are as follows:

Mar 31, 2010


Media Coverage

Jan 13, 2017

Congratulations to SafeCare BC on their successful campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of snow and icy conditions on homecare providers.

Dec 16, 2016

The Liberal government is being “penny-wise but pound-foolish” by not investing more in home support for seniors, says NDP health critic Judy Darcy.

Dec 14, 2016


Pension News