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2021 HSA Scholarships for Summer Institute for Union Women

Summer Institute for Union Women – details released for August 5 - 7, 2021 Virtual Conference

Details for the 2021 Summer Institute for Union Women in August have just been released, and HSA will support members to participate by reimbursing registration costs. Scholarships are also available for 11 members to cover registration and wage replacement for the three-day school on a first-come, first-served basis.
 

Applications Due Friday: HSA 2021 Core Member Engagement Team

Are you interested in becoming more involved with HSA member outreach, organizing and mobilizing?

Apply Today to HSA's 2021 Core Member Engagement Team!

 HSA is now accepting applications for the 2021 Core Member Engagement Team. Applications are due on Friday, July 16 by 11:59 PM PST.

Applications Now Open For New $3 Million Professional Development Fund

Funding can be applied to training between April 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022

Health Science Professional Bargaining Association members of Health Sciences Association are invited to apply for financial support from a new $3 million fund announced in June.

The funding, provided by the BC Ministry of Health, is intended to support health science professionals looking to maintain and upgrade specialized training.

NUPGE 2021 Scholarship Opportunities For HSA Members

CHANGE OF APPLICATION DATE: NUPGE HAS EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2021. 

Every year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) awards national scholarships of $2,500 each. HSA is an affiliate of NUPGE. HSA members and their families may be eligible to apply for the NUPGE scholarships. 

HSA and BC Government Agree on New Funding for Professional Development

Working in partnership with the government of British Columbia, Health Sciences Association of BC has secured $3 million in new funding to support professional development for members covered by the Health Sciences Professional Bargaining Association collective agreement. The funding, provided by the BC Ministry of Health, will allow members to pursue further specialization of skills in key professions.

Leadership Training Opportunities

Below is information on two on-line leadership training opportunities HSA members may be interested in.

Please note, both events meet the criteria for the union’s Political Action Fund. Members can apply to the fund to help access these events.

Our Future Your Path

Solidarity Includes Everyone: Transgender people and your union Virtual Workshop

Solidarity Includes Everyone: Transgender people and your union

DATE: Thursday, June 24, 2021
TIME: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
LOCATION: Virtual via WebEx
 
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.
 

Decolonization Two Day Virtual Workshop

HSA is pleased to offer another opportunity to attend this two-day workshop! 

DATES:             May 18 & 19, 2021
TIME:                9:00 am to 4:30 pm
LOCATION:     Virtual – WebEx details to follow