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Community Services Divisional Council [CSDC]

Community Services Divisional Council

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June 25, 2019

CBC News was there when dozens of OPSEU members working at the Ottawa Children's Aid Society (CAS) led a protest against budget cuts in front of the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Serv

June 17, 2019

Nearly 100 frontline child treatment and autism service workers at the John McGivney Children’s Centre in Windsor have voted to protect themselves and the families they support by joining OPSEU.

June 13, 2019

Toronto – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding that the Ford government immediately reverse its cuts to Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) in the wake of the news that those cuts are being passed on to community and specialty clinics across the province.

May 10, 2019

Children are the future, and the future is in good hands when our children can count on the nurturing, support, and encouragement of professional and caring frontline Child and Youth Care practitioners.

February 26, 2019

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas issued the following statement today to mark National Pink Shirt Day, February 27.

Dear friends:

Meet the 2017-2019 OPSEU Community Services Divisional Council

Jane Kaija, CSDC Chair, Sector 4
Children’s Aid Societies Division, Local 668, CAS of the Districts of Sudbury & Manitoulin

Erin Smith-Rice, CSDC Vice Chair, Sector 2
Developmental Services, Local 740, Community Living Thunder Bay

Deborah Gordon, CSDC Secretary, Sector 15
Child Treatment Centres Division, Local 145,  St. Clair Child and Youth Services

Stephen Woods, Sector 2
Developmental Services, Local 448, Community Living Lennox and Addington

Kareen Marshall, Sector 5
Community Agencies, Local 540, Homes First Society

Len Mancini, Sector 7
BPS Corrections, Local 216, Arrell Youth Centre


Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 3:00pm
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:45am

Social Services Newsletter 2011 - 2013

2013 Social Services Fall Newsletter

November 27, 2013 Read the latest news and developments from each sector of the Community Services Division Council PDF iconDownload this issue

2013 Social Services News Spring Issue

May 13, 2013 Social Services News Spring Issue: Update on Taking Action on Workplace Stress campaign; Message from the Chair, Bargaining Highlights and more PDF iconDownload this issue

2012 Social Services News Fall Issue

December 17, 2012 Workplace stress survey, Message from the Chair, CAS postcard campaign and  more. PDF iconDownload this issue

2011 Social Services News Fall Issue

November 24, 2011 Health and safety questionnaire results, the fight to protect public services in this issue and more. PDF iconDownload this issue

April 5, 2011 Social Services News, Spring Issue the provincial budget leaves most vulnerable groups behind in this issue and more. PDF iconDownload this issue

January 11, 2011 Issue 1 Greetings from Deb Gordon, Chair of the Community Services Divisional Council; sector updates, pensions and legislation, and more. PDF iconDownload this issue


Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm