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Support BC's ambulance paramedics at community rallies

December 7, 2009
Saturday, December 12th ... Queen CharlotteWhat:  Petition signing and food bank driveTime:  11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Where:  City Centre Stores, 121 3rd Avenue, Queen Charlotte"Find out how can help fight for amublance services in rural BC, and donate to the community food bank. Week of December 14th, 2009

December 6: Ending violence against women

December 2, 2009
December 6, 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the Montréal massacre of 14 young women at the École Polytechnique. HSA encourages members to take part in vigils and ceremonies to reaffirm our commitment to ending violence against women. If you know of an event in your community that is not listed below, please contact Yukie Kurahashi at ykurahashi@hsabc.org. Check HSAs website at www.hsabc.org for updates to this schedule of events.

Provincial government cuts funds for HIV / AIDS services on World AIDS Day

December 1, 2009
Today, as local and national governments around the world reaffirm their commitment to continue the fight against HIV and AIDS, BCs government is doing the opposite. Effective December 1 ... World AIDS Day ... BCs Ministry of Health is imposing funding cuts to community-based HIV and AIDS service organizations, including AIDS Vancouver.

UPDATED SCHEDULE INFO: FHA agreement reducing impact of social worker layoffs: HSA to hold important information meetings

December 1, 2009
Last Thursday, HSA reached an agreement with Fraser Health Authority for social workers working in acute care facilities, as well as Queens Park Care Centre, who are facing job loss as a result of government-ordered budget cuts.

Short-term cuts are no way to reduce costs

December 1, 2009
The Report: December 2009 vol.30 num.5 THE BC GOVERNMENT SAYS TIMES ARE TOUGH; savings must be found and wages must be frozen so that every penny can be used to protect health care services for patients. Sounds nice, but it doesnt make any sense. The fact is that this government is cutting deeply into the health services they promised to protect, and furthermore, those cuts arent going to save money at all.

Champion for children

December 1, 2009
The Report: December 2009 vol.30 num.5 INFANT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SUPERVISOR MICHAELA WOOLDRIDGE'S JOB JUST GOT HARDER

Community builder

December 1, 2009
The Report: December 2009 vol.30 num.5 SOCIAL WORKER DARWIN WREN BELIEVES IN GETTING INVOLVED by LAURA BUSHEIKIN FOR SUCH A BUSY MAN, HSA member Darwin Wren comes across as remarkably calm. Perhaps thats because hes very clear about what is at the heart of his many different activities. -Building community is what it is all about," he says. -I really love helping people, advocating, and making my community a healthier place."

Code Pink

December 1, 2009
The Report: December 2009 vol.30 num.5 HSA MEMBERS ARE PROTECTING CO-WORKERS FROM BULLYING IMAGINE A WORKPLACE where all employees feel valued and respected by an employer who cares about their wellbeing. An inclusive environment where ideas are openly expressed and differences honored. A world of teamwork, clear communication, and harmony. If that doesnt sound like your workplace, statistics say you arent alone.

Protecting health care is key priority

December 1, 2009
The Report: December 2009 vol.30 num.5 elegates to the 2009 HSA Health Science Professionals Bargaining Proposal Conference, held in Vancouver November 8-10, have specifically identified -protecting quality health care" as one of the top priorities for bargaining.

EIBI program shuts down

December 1, 2009
user The Report: December 2009 vol.30 num.5 PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT ELIMINATES INTERVENTION PROGRAM WITH PROVEN RESULTS