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Vancouver General Hospital HSA Chapter Meeting Occupational Health & Safety

Join our HSA stewards and special guests to learn about Safety @ Work!

Please join us on Friday March 31st from 12-1pm for a VGH chapter meeting with special guests President Kane Tse and OH&S LROs Mike Wisla and Farzad Kasad. 

We will be fortunate to receive a presentation focusing on occupational health and safety trends, the presumptive coverage campaign, and reporting safety incidents.

The knowledge gained at this chapter meeting will be useful for supporting healthy workplaces. 

Reminder: Important dates for HSA Annual convention – Deadline for submitting resolutions and early deadline for nomination of President

Preparations are underway for the 2023 HSA Annual Convention, to be held in-person over three days in Vancouver from Wednesday, April 19 to Friday, April 21.

The deadline for submitting resolutions for consideration by union members elected as delegates to the April convention is Friday, February 3, 2023. The deadline for early nomination of candidates for President is February 17. Early nomination entitles candidates to have a statement published in the union’s annual report for circulation to all members. The president is elected by delegates to convention.

Nominations open for HSA president

HSA’s 2023 annual convention will include an election for the position of president. The two-year term begins on adjournment of the 2023 convention, set for April 19-21, 2023.
The president is elected by delegates to the union’s annual convention in odd-numbered years.

Virtual Lead and Assistant Lead Steward Training

HSA Lead and Assistant Lead Steward Training 

This one-day training session is for Lead Stewards and Assistant Lead Stewards. Priority access will be given to Lead and Assistant Lead Stewards that have never attended a Lead and Assistant Lead Steward workshop. As leaders in your chapter, you have some additional opportunities, responsibilities, and challenges. 

HSA convention and elections 2023: important dates and deadlines

Preparations for HSA’s annual convention and biennial elections of President and Regional Directors are underway.  Please note these important dates and deadlines:
52nd Annual Convention
The annual convention is where delegates from around the province set the policies and priorities for the union, and includes debate on resolutions submitted by HSA chapters across the province.

Young Worker Forum

We want you to join us for our December 9 Young Workers Forum
Apply by Midnight on November 16th

Are you an HSA member and 35 or younger?  Want to help promote awareness of young workers' issues in your union?

Join us at HSA head office (in New Westminster) on Friday, December 9 for a day of introductions, discussion, learning and planning.

2023 Canadian Labour Congress Winter School

One of Canada's best labour schools is open for registration

The CLC Winter School, held at Harrison Hot Springs in January and February 2023, offers a wide variety of high-quality labour-oriented courses. HSA members interested in helping better represent colleagues in the workplace and build a stronger union are encouraged to apply.

For dates and course information, please see Information Sheet.

Upcoming HSA Steward Workshops: Basic Steward Training and Basic OH&S Steward Training Winter 2023

Registration Information:
Stewards may register by logging into My Events Registration. Workshops are listed under Steward Education events.
Basic Steward Training (three-day workshop)
Stewards play a vital role in the union. This workshop will teach new stewards the skills to enable them to serve confidently in their role. Workshop content includes the role of the steward, organizing your chapter, grievance handling, and basic contract interpretation.