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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.

HSA International Women's Day Virtual Workshop March 8, 2021

December 18, 2020
#Choose2Challenge Creating Space, Taking Space: Conversations on Gender and Racialization Each year, HSA Women’s Committee marks International Women’s Day with a workshop to explore women’s issues in the union.  In 2021, HSA will host a virtual workshop on Monday March 8, 2021.  

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

December 18, 2020
Race, Racism in Healthcare & Social Services: Building Anti-racist Care An HSA Virtual Diversity Workshop DATES:  March 24 & 25, 2021 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual – WebEx details to follow

Virtual Social Justice Day Workshop

December 18, 2020
HSA Virtual Social Justice Day Workshop  DATE: Thursday, February 18, 2021 TIME:  9 am – 4:30pm     Location: Virtually, via WebEx. Details to follow