Portland Hotel Society

Portland Hotel Society is a non-profit society that manages buildings that provide social housing and support, focusing on people with chronic substance abuse issues or concurrent disorders.

The Portland Hotel Society (PHS) unit information can be found below:

Collective Agreement

Download or view the current 2015-2019 collective agreement  between the Portland Hotel Society and CUPE1004.

Download or view the LOU re Maintenance Work III Rate of Pay – Jan. 10, 2019


Refer to the language in the collective agreement for a comprehensive list of employee benefits.

Employee Assistance Program

Members at the PHS have access to counselling support services. Please contact any of the counsellors listed below:

  • Gwen Bevan – 604-790-5338
  • Matty Devenish – 604-779-9489 matty@mattydevenishtherapy.com
  • Brenna King – 604-982-0938 cel: 604-788-5464 email: brennak@telus.net
  • Grant McMahon – 778-865-4908
  • Leslie Ross – 604-224-0473 email lesliewindhorse@gmail.com


PHS members are not a part of a pension plan.


Contact the Local 1004 office for a list of PHS stewards.

Occupational Health & Safety

Know your rights! Training is key. Workers Compensation Act & Regulations must be followed. Members sit on the occupational health & safety (OH&S) committee to monitor and discuss health & safety related issues or concerns in the workplace.

Local 1004 OH&S Chair Laurence Cameron 604-931-5154
PHS OH&S Co-Chair Nicole Wheelhouse Central Committee 778-230-5515
PHS OH&S Rep Jeremy Jossy PHS/VCH Sites 604-816-4086
PHS OH&S Co-Chair Christophe Runne Essential Services 604-783-7948
PHS OH&S Rep Brock Allen Essential Services 604-505-4214
PHS OH&S Rep Brett Craigie PHS Hotels 604-728-6523
PHS OH&S Co-Chair Jason Dana Mental Health Hotels
PHS OH&S Rep Byron Slack Mental Health Hotels 604-349-1174
PHS OH&S Rep Carly Gilsig Outreach 604-765-8619
PHS OH&S Rep Ben Pryke Victoria 778-955-8599
PHS OH&S Rep Stephanie Taylor-Hancock Victoria 778-859-3933

Get to Know the PHS

CUPE 1004 workers share their stories about work at PHS

VANCOUVER—CUPE 1004 members who work for the Portland Hotel Society have produced a short video talking about the work they do and why the vision and approach of the PHS has been so successful.

The video was produced following the announcement that PHS will be under the direction of a new board and senior management.

“CUPE members are passionate about maintaining the flexible services and the innovative model that has been developed at PHS and we wanted to share a few stories about what we do and why it matters,” said Andrew Ledger, CUPE 1004 representative.

CUPE 1004 is a multi-sector composite union local that includes workers at the Portland Hotel Society (PHS) Community Services Society, the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, the PNE, and a variety of other civic and non-profit organizations.