HSA election campaign school

There will be elections at all 3 levels of government during the next 18 months. A federal election is expected to be called in early 2008. Municipal and school board elections will be held in November, 2008. The provincial election is scheduled for May, 2009.

If you want to help elect representatives who will support public health care and community social services, or are considering possibly running for elected office yourself, then HSAs non-partisan campaign school is for you!

Campaign School Dates: January 31 & February 1, 2008

Location: HSA Office, 300 - 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver

This workshop is designed for HSA members with little or no experience in electoral politics. We will discuss ongoing pre-election work, and the possible roles for HSA members, in all 3 elections.
Workshop topics will include:

• The nomination process
• Nomination campaigns
• Overview of election campaigns
• Campaign positions (who does what)
• How to get involved
• How HSA can support members to run or work in elections.

Nomination campaigns and election planning is already underway for all of these elections. NOW is the time to find out how you can make a difference in your community.

Interested members should complete an application form and return it to the HSA Office (Attention: Karin Herbert). Mail or fax your registration forms as soon as possible, and by Friday, January 25, 2008 at the latest (Education Fax: (604) 419-5195 in the Lower Mainland or 1-800-663-6119 for out-of-town). HSA will call you to confirm your registration.

For further information about the campaign school, please contact Carol Riviere, Communications Officer at the HSA office.

Deadline: Friday, January 25, 2008

Download application form