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All HSA members invited to watch proceedings of annual convention April 28-30; register to receive the webstream link by April 11

This year, HSA will be offering a video stream of the proceedings of Convention 2022 to allow all HSA members the opportunity to tune in to observe registered delegates debate resolutions forwarded from HSA chapters across the province, and set the union’s course for the coming year at the union’s 51st annual convention being held April 28-30 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. 

Three Candidates declared in election for Region 4 Representative on HSA Board of Directors; Online voting open March 12 to 27

Three candidates to represent HSA members who work in HSA Region 4 on the union’s board of directors will be on the ballot for the March 2022 Regional Director election.
 
The three candidates in the election are Tammam El-Khodor, Joseph Sebastian, and Alexandra Thomson.
 
Candidate statements will be included with voting credentials to be sent to members by email and are available on the HSA website. All members in the region with a personal email address on file with the union will receive voting credentials for online voting by email.
 

Two Candidates declared in election for Region 8 Representative on HSA Board of Directors; Online voting open March 12 to 27

Two candidates to represent HSA members who work in HSA Region 8 on the union’s board of directors will be on the ballot for the March 2022 Regional Director election.
 
The two candidates in the election are Cherylee Hylands and Heath McLeod
 
Candidate statements will be included with voting credentials to be sent to members by email and are available on the HSA website. All members in the region with a personal email address on file with the union will receive voting credentials for online voting by email.
 

Nancy Hay acclaimed as Region 6 representative on HSA Board of Directors

Nancy Hay will represent HSA members in Region 6 on the HSA Board of Directors after the deadline for nominations passed with no further nominations.

She has worked as a social worker for the past 17 years with Providence Health Care and at Lions Gate Hospital. She formerly sat on the Board of Directors from 2016 to 2020, and has served as a general, assistant, and chief steward.
 
Hay will begin her two-year term at the conclusion of the 2022 HSA Annual Convention, running April 28-30 in Vancouver.

2022 look-ahead: Bargaining, convention, and opportunities to participate in research surveys to support and protect health care workers

2022 is off to a busy start for HSA with preparations underway for contract negotiations for members working in health care and community social services. Contracts covering more than 20,000 members are set to expire March 31, 2022.
 
Also coming up in 2022 is the union’s annual convention April 28-30, planned to be held in person in Vancouver. In the lead-up to the convention, Board of Directors elections are also scheduled, with nominations closing on February 10.
 

HSA Annual Convention set for April 28 – 30; Deadline for resolutions is February 18, 2022

Preparations are underway for the 2022 HSA Annual Convention, to be held in-person over three days in Vancouver from Thursday, April 28 to Saturday, April 30.

However, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the union’s Board of Directors will monitor the situation and may shift to an online convention format over the same three days. The last two annual conventions, in November 2020 and June 2021, as well as Bargaining Proposal Conferences in October and November 2021, were all conducted online.

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