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

April 22, 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:  July 12 & 13, 2021

HSA Board of Director elections: voting closes Friday. No ballot? Contact us by 12 noon (pst) Friday, April 23

April 21, 2021
The voting period in the 2021 HSA Regional Director elections to elect members of the union’s Board of Directors closes this Friday, April 23 at 8 p.m.   If you have misplaced your voting credentials, or didn’t receive an email with your voting credentials, please send an email to msobrino@hsabc.org to ensure the online election provider, Simply Voting, can send your electronic ballot and voting credentials in time to vote.  

Health care features in BC pandemic budget

April 20, 2021
On Tuesday, April 20, the BC government released the first full provincial budget of the current pandemic crisis. As expected, the priorities are aimed squarely at pandemic support for the immediate term and economic recovery for the longer term. There is significant new investment in public infrastructure, health care, programs to benefit vulnerable British Columbians, and ongoing support for business sectors hit hard over the last year.

Federal budget 2021: Lofty ambitions need details

April 20, 2021
The following article is reposted from the NUPGE website.  Ottawa (20 April 2021) — The federal government delivered its first budget in 2 years and the first since COVID-19 struck the world.

Solidarity Includes Everyone: Transgender people and your union Virtual Workshop

April 8, 2021
Solidarity Includes Everyone: Transgender people and your union DATE: Thursday, June 24, 2021 TIME: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual via WebEx   This is an awareness-raising day-long workshop on the challenges facing trans workers in communities, workplaces, and unions. We will explore how unions can work to end discrimination and support our trans members.  

Two candidates declared in election for Region 9 representative on HSA Board of Directors; online voting open March 26 to April 23

March 25, 2021
Two candidates have been nominated to represent HSA members who work in HSA Region 9 on the union’s board of directors.   The two candidates in the election are Glen Byle and Janice Morrison.   The successful candidate will assume the position of Regional Director for a two-year term at the conclusion of HSA's 2021 annual convention, June 3-4, 2021.   Candidate statements are included with voting credentials to be sent to members by email and are available on the HSA website.  

Two candidates declared in HSA Region 7 election for union board of directors

March 25, 2021
Two candidates have been nominated to represent HSA members who work in HSA Region 7 on the union’s board of directors.   The two candidates in the election are Jas Giddha and Edith MacHattie.   The successful candidate will assume the position of Regional Director for a two-year term at the conclusion of HSA's 2021 annual convention, June 3-4, 2021.   Candidate statements are included with voting credentials to be sent to members by email and are available on the HSA website.  

Two candidates declared in HSA Region 5 election for union board of directors

March 25, 2021
Two candidates have been nominated to represent HSA members who work in HSA Region 5 on the union’s board of directors.   The two candidates in the election are Ramzan Anjum and Jill Slind.   The successful candidate will assume the position of Regional Director for a two-year term at the conclusion of HSA's 2021 annual convention, June 3-4, 2021.   Candidate statements are included with voting credentials to be sent to members by email and are available on the HSA website.  

Two candidates declared in HSA Region 1 election for union board of directors

March 25, 2021
Two candidates have been nominated to represent HSA members who work in HSA Region 1 on the union’s board of directors.   The two candidates in the election are Becky Packer and Mark Swarek.   The successful candidate will assume the position of Regional Director for a two-year term at the conclusion of HSA's 2021 annual convention, June 3-4, 2021.   Candidate statements are included with voting credentials to be sent to members by email and are available on the HSA website.  

Decolonization Two Day Virtual Workshop

March 24, 2021
HSA is pleased to offer another opportunity to attend this two-day workshop!  DATES:             May 18 & 19, 2021 TIME:                9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION:     Virtual – WebEx details to follow