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HSA launches 'Climate Challenge'; show your climate action to win!

What are you doing to help fight climate change?

HSA is challenging you to show how you and your coworkers are making a difference in the climate crisis. Entering the Climate Challenge is fast, easy, and encourages others to create change as well. You’ll also have a chance to win a prize!

To enter the challenge

HSA Welcomes Government Action to Increase Training

HSA President Kane Tse today welcomed news that the BC government is adding 322 new training spots for health science professions facing dire shortages, and providing bursaries for internationally-educated health science professionals looking to join the BC workforce.

Updates to BC’s Emergency Health Provider Registry

Since its launch, the Emergency Health Provider Registry (EHPR) has adapted to respond to health system emergencies (including floods, wildfires, and other climate-change related disasters) and the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 10,000 people are currently registered with the EHPR and the Ministry of Health is undertaking a refresh of the system to update registrant information and improve our capacity to contact and deploy registrants in a timely way.

HSA secures $3 million in new funding for professional development

Please note that applications for this fund are not yet open. Members will be notified when application forms are available.

The Health Sciences Association of BC is pleased to announce $3 million in new funding for professional development of health science professionals. The new funding, secured from the BC Ministry of Health, is the latest in the union’s long-standing program of support for the professional development of members, building on $3 million provided in 2018 and another $3 million in 2021.

HSA welcomes program to expedite MRI technologist training

With growing shortages of specialized health care professionals causing unsustainable workload issues and affecting the quality and timeliness of patient care in BC, Health Sciences Association welcomes a new provincial program to help MRI technologist students graduate earlier and enter the workforce sooner.

Bi-Annual HSA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Report Released Today

It has been just under two years since HSA completed an extensive survey of racialized members and their experiences of racism at work, the final results of which were released as the “Confronting Racism with Solidarity” report. The report “In Plain Sight” authored by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond and her investigation into anti-Indigenous racism within BC’s health care system was released just a few months later.

2022 HSA Convention Brings Members Back Together

Nearly 300 delegates from facilities across British Columbia attended HSA’s first in-person convention since 2019, debating resolutions on diverse issues and protesting to raise public awareness of shortage and workload issues. The event was held in Vancouver April 28-30.

Day of Mourning, April 28, 2022

Each year on April 28 we gather to recognize and grieve the people who have suffered workplace-related illness, injury, or death. Every single working person deserves to return home safe at the end of the day to their family and loved ones, but for too many workers, this is still not the case.

HSA Makes Recommendations to Pandemic Response Review

Union urges changes based on front line pandemic experience of members

In a submission to the BC government’s official review of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Sciences Association of BC has urged the BC government to consider a number of recommendations related to improve infection control measures, workplace safety and professional shortages.

Rally for Metrotown Hilton Workers Tomorrow

Tomorrow, join HSA president Kane Tse at the Hilton Metrotown Lockout Rally and help support women who have been locked out of their jobs for an entire year.
 
One year ago, management at the Metrotown Hilton fired 97 workers, and locked out the remaining employees. For over a year, these women have endured the loss of their jobs, and have worked together to call on management to end the lockout, and reinstate all employees. Now, they need our help.