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Fall panel events: Remembering BC's largest political protest

September 10, 2018
Join the BC Labour Heritage Centre in its exploration of the pivotal 1983 Solidarity Movement, described as the largest political protest in BC's history.  This fall, consider attending two exciting events taking place at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster as part of the Solidarity 35 project: "It Seemed Anything was Possible" film screening and panel discussionThurs. Oct. 4, 7pmFeaturing a screening of the 1984 film Common Cause. 

An opportunity to improve democracy

September 10, 2018
President’s Report Val AveryThe Report, Sept 2018 Issue

Lower Mainland - MPP Seminars - HSA Office

September 7, 2018
Register for pension seminars for HSA members Thanks to popular demand HSA is offering multiple Municipal Pension Plan seminars scheduled as follows:

New $3-million professional development fund to help address health science professions shortages in BC

September 4, 2018
  The Health Sciences Association of BC is pleased to announce a new $3-million professional development fund aimed at supporting members of the health care team to undertake professional development to increase specialization, improve health care service to rural and remote areas of BC, and meet ongoing requirements for professional development. The fund is available to health science professionals who work under the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association collective agreement.

Community social service workers ratify three-year agreement, includes wage increases and significant money for low wage redress

August 27, 2018
Community social service workers have voted by 85.7 per cent in favour to ratify a new collective agreement that provides significant compensation increases for workers in this sector, while meeting the government mandate of improving the services British Columbians count on.

Health care providers invited to register with Emergency Health Provider Registry

August 22, 2018
Health Emergency Management BC has activated the provincial Emergency Health Provider Registry to assist in the coordination of relief staffing for health care providers in areas impacted by the hundreds of wildfires burning across BC. Any Health Authority is able to access the registry when local emergencies create additional staffing needs.

We need universal Pharmacare now more than ever

August 20, 2018
From June 20 to Sept. 28, a federal advisory council hosted public consultations to inform recommendations on the establishment of a national Pharmacare plan.  As momentum builds for a national program, HSA members face an historic opportunity to advocate for a plan rooted in principles of fairness, accessibility, and universality. As the advisory council prepares its recommendations, our members of parliament must continue to hear from Canadians regarding the importance of a universal Pharmacare program.  

New diagnostic medical sonography program opens in Prince George

August 16, 2018
After several years of advocacy efforts by HSA, British Columbians will see the launch of the College of New Caledonia (CNC)’s Northern Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, scheduled to begin in Prince George in January 2019. Sonographers form a critical part of the public health team through producing sonographic images to assist medical practitioners in the diagnosis of a variety of medical conditions. An increase in training spaces in sonography will help to reduce waitlists for ultrasounds and improve patient care across BC.

Expression of interest – HSA member EDMP representative for Provincial Health - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 17

August 2, 2018
Are you an HSA member with a passion for disability management and rehabilitation? Do you have strong organizational, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills? Are you employed with the Provincial Health Services Authority? If so, consider applying to be an Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP) regional representative. 

Community health workers vote to support new collective agreement

July 30, 2018
Community health sector workers, including 1000 HSA members, have voted in favour of a tentative agreement reached with health employers. The three-year will take effect April 1, 2019 and expire March 31, 2022.