Events

HSA is proud to support Pink Shirt Day in BC on February 29, and encourages members to show our solidarity by wearing pink on Wednesday. The Pink Shirt Day initiative, originating in support for bullied youth, has grown to encompass concerns regarding violence in society as a whole. In particular, awareness is growing about bullying in workplaces. HSA advocates for...

On Thursday, February 23, Education Minister George Abbott announced he was instructing his staff to unilaterally draft legislation that would impose a contract on BCs teachers. This legislation is expected as early as Monday. Premier Clark claims that there is a crisis, that there is no way forward, and that legislation will end the dispute and restore normalcy to our...

HSPBA, the union bargaining association that represents physiotherapists and occupational therapists delivering crucial patient services at Vancouver Coastal Health Authority hospitals and agencies, is speaking out against a proposed restructuring that threatens to affect the quality of services delivered to patients. Under the restructured program, the Health Authority proposes to eliminate certain supervisory positions that oversee staff and student performance...

December 6 marks the anniversary of the Montréal massacre of 14 young women at the École Polytechnique. Violence against women continues to be a serious issue in Canada: • An estimated 60% of Canadian women have suffered from physical or psychological violence at some time in their lives. • In 2007, nearly 40,200 incidents of spousal violence were reported to...

In 2009, a global survey found that fifty per cent of educated youths admit they dont know enough about HIV and AIDS, according to AIESEC International, the worlds largest student organization. However, in the decade since the United Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS was signed in 2001, HIV infections have been reduced by 17 per cent, according to the Joint...

On Saturday, November 19, 2011 British Columbians head to the polls to elect mayors, municipal councillors, school trustees, and regional district representatives. These local representatives make decisions that affect our everyday lives, and play a critical role in making our neighbourhoods, towns, and regions places where we want to live. Local politicians are also an important voice for our communities...

Have you seen this amazing video by Vancouver General Hospital CT techs Michael Banting and Allen Miller? Its a finalist in the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologys Very Image of Care contest. The video features CT techs, MRI techs, X-ray techs, nuclear medicine techs, and radiation therapists at Vancouver General Hospital and BC Cancer Agency (Vancouver Cancer Centre). Vote...

Partners in the Horn of Africa is holding a fundraiser for -Hope for Children," Ethiopias leading charity improving the lives of women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Place: Vancouver Rowing Club, 450 Stanley Park Drive Tickets: $40.00 Guest Speaker: Yewoinshet Masresha (6:30 p.m.) Founder and Executive Director, Hope for Children...

Rallies, sit-ins, and occupations will be held in cities across the United States and Canada this Saturday in support of fair taxes. In Vancouver, members of the labour movement will show our support by joining Occupy Vancouver events at 12:00 noon at the Vancouver Art Gallery with a march at 1:00 p.m. What is a Robin Hood Tax? The Robin...

Health Care Drinks is a fun and fabulous networking opportunity for those who want to connect with others to help protect and improve our amazing Canadian health care system - as a professional health worker, an advocate or as a user! Whatever your reason for coming - to meet doctors and nurses and lab techs and pharmacists and others in...