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HSA nurses eligible for college fee reimbursement: Details on how to apply to HSA by June 30, 2021

February 5, 2021
As part of the new Nurses Bargaining Association 2019-2022 collective agreement, HSA’s Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Registered Nurses are eligible for partial reimbursement of fees paid to the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace - Virtual

February 3, 2021
Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (1 day) DATE: June 8, 2021TIME: 9 am to 4:30 pm workshop, 1.5 hours for lunchLOCATION: Virtual – WebEx Each year in Canada, one in five people will experience a mental health problem or illness. Over a lifetimethat number increases to 1 in 3. The cost of mental health problems or illness costs our economy more than51 billion dollars.

Reminder - deadline Friday, Feb. 5 - Call for expressions of interest for HSA representatives to BC Federation of Labour Young Workers’ Committee

January 29, 2021
The BC Federation of Labour Young Workers’ Committee (YWC) is a standing committee of the BC Federation of Labour (BC Fed) dedicated to encouraging union participation among young people and to address inequity that young workers face as a result of discriminatory beliefs, policies, and legislation.

National survey on violence and harassment in the workplace

January 28, 2021
The Canadian Labour Congress, in partnership with the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children at Western University and the University of Toronto, has launched a survey on violence and harassment in the workplace.

HSA 2021 50th annual convention set for June 2-4 online; deadline for chapters to submit resolutions is Friday, March 12

January 22, 2021
HSA will hold its 50th anniversary annual convention June 2-4, 2021 on a virtual platform. This marks the union’s second online convention in as many years as efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic continue worldwide. At the annual convention, delegates representing members from throughout the province set goals, debate policies, and recommend actions for the union and its members to carry out for the year.

Decolonization Two Day Virtual Workshop

January 21, 2021
Decolonization An HSA Diversity Workshop   HSA is pleased to offer another opportunity to attend this two-day workshop! 

Race, Racism in Healthcare and Social Services: Building Anti-racist Care Virtual Workshop

January 20, 2021
Race, Racism in Healthcare & Social Services: Building Anti-racist Care An HSA Virtual Diversity Workshop HSA is pleased to offer another opportunity to attend this two-day workshop virtually. Members are expected to attend the entirety of both days. DATES:  April 19 & 20, 2021

Call for expressions of interest for HSA representatives to BC Federation of Labour Young Workers’ Committee

January 12, 2021
The BC Federation of Labour Young Workers’ Committee (YWC) is a standing committee of the BC Federation of Labour (BC Fed) dedicated to encouraging union participation among young people and to address inequity that young workers face as a result of discriminatory beliefs, policies, and legislation.  

Honouring Christine Ambrose, an OH&S Champion

December 22, 2020
Every year, the HSA Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Committee awards the David Bland Award to an HSA member who has demonstrated leadership to improve occupational health and safety at their worksite and beyond. The award was established in 2007 and honours the memory of David Bland, a vocational counsellor and HSA member from Richmond Mental Health who was killed at work by a former client. His death is an important reminder to take action to prevent workplace violence. 

In 2021, let's build a foundation that we can all stand on: HSA President Val Avery

December 22, 2020
A message from the President  It’s hard to believe that 2020 is soon coming to close. It’s no secret that it’s been a challenging year. I am so proud of our members’ commitment to delivering quality public healthcare and social services in the midst of a pandemic that has taken a heavy physical and emotional toll on the communities we serve.