Nanaimo Child Development Centre workers choose HSA

Health science professionals at the Nanaimo Child Development Centre have voted by a strong majority to join the Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA). The union's 34 new members include health science professionals who deliver services in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, infant development program, family development, Vancouver Island Children's Assessment Network, preschool, and supported child development.

"We are happy to welcome these new members. They are joining a union that is a strong advocate for early intervention and specialized services for children to ensure they have the supports and services they need for a strong early start," said HSA President Val Avery.

"HSA is a union that values its relationships with its members, and their employers. We look forward to working with our members and the Nanaimo CDC to deliver important and necessary programming and services for Vancouver Island families," Avery said.

HSA is the leading union in the province's child development sector, representing almost 1000 members at more than 15 agencies around the province. HSA's 18,000 members include health science and community social services professionals who deliver specialized services throughout British Columbia in acute and community health care, as well as in community social services.