Events

HSA's board of directors has made a $10,000 donation on behalf of HSA members to the Haitian relief efforts. HSA joins with individuals, organizations, and governments around the world that are mobilizing to provide food, shelter, and medical aid for the Haitian people devasted by the January 12 earthquake that has demolished large parts of the country and left hundreds...

Despite wide-spread public outcry and media attention, the Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention (EIBI) program for children with autism is closing its doors this week due to government funding cuts. At Queen Alexandra Center for Child Health on Vancouver Island, 40 experienced and highly-trained therapists have lost their jobs. Today is their last day of work. These cuts were triggered this...

CoDevelopment Canada invites HSA members and friends to its World Community Film Festival, January 29-31, 2010 at Langara College. The ninth annual film festival features documentaries set around the globe about social justice, food security, and environmental issues. The opening night gala film is Sweet Crude , a highly-acclaimed film about the human and environmental consequences of 50 years of...

The BC Health Coalition is pleased to announce "Advocating for Seniors Advocacy in B.C." -- an important community event taking place on January 19, 2010 in Burnaby. The BC Health Coalition is co-sponsoring this event with the BC Seniors' Advocacy Network and the Hospital Employees' Union. They wish to develop a more constructive dialogue among advocacy groups that work with...

In past years, the Health Sciences Association has marked the holiday season with cards of thanks and greetings to activists, colleagues, supporters and suppliers. It was our way of thanking you for the work you do with us throughout the year.This year - as we have done in recent years - HSA instead made a financial contribution to Food Banks BC.

On December 1, World AIDS Day, the BC government cut funding for HIV / AIDS outreach and service organizations. If you disagree with the BC governments decision to cripple AIDS Vancouver and other community-based health organizations by cutting their funding, join with HSA members at the protest organized by cancelthecuts.org: Date: Friday, December 18 Place: Vancouver Art Gallery, North Plaza...

Saturday, December 12th ... Queen Charlotte What: Petition signing and food bank drive Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: City Centre Stores, 121 3rd Avenue, Queen Charlotte "Find out how can help fight for amublance services in rural BC, and donate to the community food bank. Week of December 14th, 2009 Tuesday, December 15th ... Terrace What: Information rally...

December 6, 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the Montréal massacre of 14 young women at the École Polytechnique. HSA encourages members to take part in vigils and ceremonies to reaffirm our commitment to ending violence against women. If you know of an event in your community that is not listed below, please contact Yukie Kurahashi at @email . Check...

HSA invites its Fraser Health Authority members affected by the cuts and their stewards to attend special meetings to discuss the cut backs to social workers, registered psychiatric nurses and youth care counsellors. These meetings are an opportunity to get accurate information on your collective agreement rights from the union's labour relations specialists. HSA also encourages members to access the...

No more cuts and broken promises! Join representatives from across Vancouver Island to deliver their messages to Kevin Falcon & Gordon Campbell: It's time to protect public health care, not destroy it! Date : Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Time : 12:00 Noon Location : Front Lawn of the BC Legislature, Victoria Buses leaving from Campbell River, Port Alberni, Parksville &...