OPSEU members who work within the broader public sector belong to one of 17 sectors, according to the area of work in which they are employed. The sectors are (followed by their sector number): Ambulance (1); Developmental Services (2); Boards of Education and Cultural Institutions (3); Children’s Aid Societies (4); Community Agencies (5); BPS Corrections (7); Long-Term Care (8); Universities (9); Hospital Professionals (10); Hospital Support (11); Municipalities (13); Children’s Treatment Centres (15); Sector 16 – Property Assessment (16); Community Health Care Professionals (17); Mental Health (18); CBS and Diagnostics (19); Liquor Board Employees (26).
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The Social Services Division was created in 2007. It represents over 20,000 members drawn from five OPSEU sectors: Sector 2 (Developmental Services), Sector 4 (Children’s Aid Societies), Sector 7 (BPS Corrections), Sector 15 (Children’s Treatment) and Sector 5 (Community Agencies). Owing to government amalgamations within the BPS, it was felt important to create and co-ordinate communication and campaigns among these five sectors.
The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) is a Crown corporation of the Ontario government which purchases and retails beverage alcohol through more than 660 retail stores and some 210 agency stores. It is the proven safest, most cost-effective, convenient and socially responsible way to sell alcohol. Net income from LCBO sales goes to the province in the form of an annual dividend to help pay for vital public services, including health care, education and infrastructure.
The Government of Ontario employs more than 60,000 public servants in the Ontario Public Service (OPS), which includes ministries, agencies and Crown corporations. About half of them are represented by OPSEU. These members help the government develop and deliver a vast number of policies, programs and services for the people of Ontario.