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CANCELLED - Anti-Racism in Health Care and Social Services - Virtual Workshop

September 2, 2020
Anti-Racism in Health Care and Social Services An HSA Diversity Workshop  

Decolonization Two Day Virtual Workshop

September 1, 2020
Decolonization An HSA Diversity Workshop

In case you missed it: August 20 Telephone Town Hall with Special Guest, BC Minister of Health Adrian Dix

August 21, 2020
BC's Health Minister, the Hon. Adrian Dix, joined HSA President Val Avery and HSA members on a special telephone town hall meeting on August 20 to talk about the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on British Columbians and our health care system. If you missed it, you can listen to the recording here.

HSA Members Invited to Telephone Town Hall with Minister of Health

August 18, 2020
HSA members are invited to join a live and interactive telephone town hall event with the Minister of Health, Adrian Dix, this Thursday evening – August 20 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (PST). This is an opportunity for members to hear directly from BC’s Health Minister about the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on British Columbians and our health care system.

HSA report on Workplace Racism now available

August 11, 2020
From Jan. 20 to Feb. 7, 2020, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) HSA members were invited to complete an online survey investigating experiences of racism at work. Over 200 HSA members working in health care and community social services shared personal accounts of how racism and white supremacy operate within their workplace cultures and impact their daily lives. Survey results provide insight into how discrimination operates at the institutional level, impeding career growth, professional development, and employment opportunities.

HSA annual fall regional meetings schedule set

August 7, 2020
HSA’s annual fall regional meetings have been scheduled for September and October 2020. Regional meetings are an excellent forum for HSA members to review the issues and activities of the past year, and discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. All meetings will be held online. Participants will be required to join meetings through a virtual platform. While the meetings are open to all members in the Region, only eligible delegates will receive wage replacement for the day.

Did you get a call from a research firm?

August 5, 2020
HSA is currently working with Strategic Communications (Stratcom) on a research project that includes a series of online focus groups to gather insight from our members on a variety of health care related issues. You may receive a phone call from Stratcom between August 5 and August 17 asking if you want to participate in this project. There is no obligation for members to participate, this is a voluntary request.

All HSA health care professionals urged to respond to survey on racism and discrimination in the health care system

July 31, 2020
Health care workers throughout British Columbia are asked to share their experiences with racism and discrimination in the health-care system as part of a new survey launched by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Final reminder - HSA nurses eligible for college fee reimbursement - apply to HSA by July 31, 2020

July 29, 2020
As part of the Nurses Bargaining Association 2019-2022 collective agreement, effective April 1, 2020, HSA registered psychiatric nurses are eligible for partial reimbursement of fees paid to the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). The rate of reimbursement has been set at $215 per member.