Nominations open for Region 8 member of HSA board of directors

Nominations are now open for election of a regional director from HSA Region 8, which includes members in the Interior of the province. This is an excellent opportunity for members to contribute to the leadership of the union and to represent the interest of other members. 

To be eligible, candidates must have been a member of HSA for at least one year immediately prior to election, and be nominated in writing by two members in the region the nominee seeks to represent.

Responsible for the overall governance of the union, the Board of Directors meets at least quarterly in person at the union office in New Westminster, and directors take an active leadership role in representing the union.
In addition, board members chair the union’s committees – Occupational Health and Safety, Education, Community and Social Action, Political Action, and Women’s – which meet at least two times a year. They also chair the annual regional meetings, and may serve as HSA representatives to events and external meetings. Board members are expected to report to members in their region regularly.

While the union provides wage replacement at board members’ regular rate of pay for shifts missed due to participation in board meetings, as well as associated travel, accommodation, and dependent care costs, board members also devote considerable volunteer time to the position to allow for material review, responding to emails, and periodic evening meetings held by conference call.

This is a second call for nominations, as there were no candidates nominated by the February deadline. The position will be vacant on adjournment of the April 27-28, 2018 HSA annual convention.

For more information about the role and responsibilities of Regional Directors, and to obtain nomination forms, please contact Miriam Sobrino at the HSA office at

Completed nominations must be submitted to the HSA office no later than midnight, Monday, April 30, 2018.

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