Meet Candidates for HSA President on Telephone Town Hall: Members invited to hear candidates, ask questions, on Tuesday May 25 at 7:00 pm

Five union members are running to replace outgoing president Val Avery at HSA’s annual convention on June 2 - 4, and they’ll be taking questions from members around the province at a telephone town hall set for Tuesday, May 25 from 7:00 to 8:30.

The event will be hosted by HSA Board Director Mandi Ayers and moderated by Sussanne Skidmore, Secretary-Treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour. All candidates have been invited to deliver opening statements, take questions from participating members, and end with closing statements.

How to Participate:

  • All HSA members who have provided the union with a phone number will be contacted by phone -- first with a recorded announcement delivered by phone on Friday, May 21, then with a call between 7:00 and 7:10 PM on Tuesday, May 25. This second call will allow members to connect directly into the live meeting.
  • To join the call, simply answer your phone when we call between 7:00 and 7:10 PM on May 25, and you will be connected.
  • If you are concerned that HSA does not have your phone number, please send your full name and contact info to – or you can update your information here.

While telephone town halls are an innovative and useful tool, it is not a perfect system. If you have trouble connecting, send an email to with your full name and worksite. You will be provided immediate assistance in connecting. Live troubleshooting updates will be available at and during the event. You don't need a facebook or twitter account to view.

More information about convention and the election of president.