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Helping Children Cope: The Role of a Child Life Specialist in MRI

By Lisa Daechsel, HSA member

“I don’t want to be strapped to the bed” “I’m scared of loud noises” “I hate needles” “There is no way my child can lay still for that long”

These are just some of the things that I hear from children and families regarding MRI imaging. For many children and families, the MRI experience can create fear and anxiety. This is one example where the involvement of a child life specialist can be beneficial.

Decolonization Two Day Virtual Workshop

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

DATES:            April 5 & 6, 2022
TIME:               9:00 am to 4:30 pm
LOCATION:      Virtual – WebEx details to follow

Decolonization Two Day Workshop - Virtual

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

DATES:  January 12 & 13, 2022

TIME:   9:00 am to 4:30 pm

LOCATION:  Virtual – WebEx details to follow

2022 Scholarship and Bursary Opportunities Through HSA

Scholarships and bursaries available for HSA members and their families

HSA is offering scholarships and bursaries to all members and their children.  Ten scholarships will be awarded for full-time studies, twenty bursaries for full-time studies and four bursaries for part-time studies.  Two indigenous bursaries will be awarded to indigenous students in BC who are pursing education in an HSA related profession. 

Applications now open for 2022 Canadian Labour Congress Winter School

2022 Canadian Labour Congress Winter School

One of Canada's best labour schools, held at Harrison Hot Springs, in January and February 2022.

The CLC Winter School offers a wide variety of four-day, quality labour-oriented courses. To support HSA's ability to represent HSA members effectively and help build a stronger union, members can apply to take courses chosen to meet these objectives.

HSA Advanced Steward Training


Registration Information:
Chief and Assistant Chief Stewards may register by logging into My Events Registration. Workshops will be listed under Steward Education events. 

Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Time: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Virtually via WebEx

Chief and Assistant Chief Steward Training Objective: