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Bear Creek Park, Surrey: Red Dress Gathering to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women

September 6, 2019
As a result of systemic violence, thousands of Indigenous women and girls have gone missing across Canada. This violence is both historic and ongoing. The National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls called this violence "a national tragedy of epic proportion" and a "deliberate and often covert campaign of genocide against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people." 

Celebrate this Labour Day with a chance to win tickets to a Whitecaps game September 14

August 29, 2019
Celebrate this Labour Day with a chance to win tickets to a Whitecaps game September 14 Are you a soccer fan? Enter to win tickets to Union Night with the Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday September 14. The Vancouver Whitecaps MLS soccer team is celebrating union night on Saturday Sept. 14 in a game against the Houston Dynamo at the Bell Pitch at BC Place in Vancouver. Kick off time is 7 p.m. HSA has obtained 20 tickets for HSA members, and is giving away 10 sets of two tickets.

Solidarity Includes Everyone: Transgender People and Your Union

August 29, 2019
SOLIDARITY INCLUDES EVERYONE: TRANSGENDER PEOPLE AND YOUR UNION DATE: Monday, November 18, 2019TIME: 8:30 am to 4:00 pmLOCATION: HSA Head Office - 180 East Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC This is an awareness-raising day-long workshop on the challenges facing trans workers in communities, workplaces, and unions. We will explore how unions can work to end discrimination and support our trans members.

HSA Workshop - What's Age Got to Do With It?

August 29, 2019
HSA Workshop - What's Age Got to Do With It? Four generations are in the workforce together on a large scale for the first time in Canadian History. Working together cross-generationally can bring some challenges; however, there is also great opportunity to draw on each other’s unique strengths to create solidarity in the workforce. HSA is pleased to offer What’s Age Got to Do With It? This course aims to:

HSA Men as Allies Workshop - November 12, 2019 - Register Online

August 28, 2019
BECOMING A MALE ALLY FOR GENDER EQUITY   

Advanced Steward Training October 21st and 22nd, 2019

August 13, 2019
HSA Advanced Steward Training  Registration Information: Stewards may register by logging into My Events Registration. Workshops will be listed under Steward Education events.   Location: HSA Office, 180 East Columbia Street, New Westminster CHIEF STEWARD AND ASSISTANT CHIEF STEWARD ADVANCED STEWARD TRAINING - OCTOBER 21, 2019

HSA calls on province to expand WorkSafe coverage

August 12, 2019
HSA is calling on the province to expand presumptive coverage to community social service and health care workers. Presumptive coverage means that when a mental health injury happens as a result of work, the worker is able to get workers' compensation without being forced to prove that work was the cause. Presumptive coverage eliminates some of the administrative and often stressful barriers an injured worker faces when filing a claim.  Would you like to help HSA promote this campaign? You can download our advocacy posters here:

Call for professional development fund applications

July 16, 2019
Apply now for HSA professional development funding for health science professionals Last fall, HSA announced a $3 million Professional Development Fund funded by the provincial government aimed at supporting health science professionals to undertake professional development to increase specialization, improve health care service to rural and remote areas of BC, and meet ongoing requirements for professional development.   The fund focuses on supporting professional development in three areas:

One step closer to stomping out period poverty

July 15, 2019
Last week the BC NDP government announced a $95 thousand grant for the United Way to research the full impact of period poverty on people and families. According to the government press release, the initial project will distribute free products through 12 community agencies around the province and collect critical information to ensure future policies are meeting the needs of people in our communities.

Developments in the benefit plan for heatlh science professionals

July 9, 2019
By Dennis Blatchford HSA’s pensions and benefits advocate answers common questions from HSA members.  Have there been any developments regarding my benefit plan, the Joint Health Sciences Benefit Trust (JHSBT)? Yes! I expect the JHSBT will soon launch a website giving members information and updates on their benefit plan going forward. The new website will be the main communication source for updates and reports on JHSBT developments.

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