Board of Directors Election 2023

Voter Information

Voting will be online only, and conducted from February 4 to February 12, 2023. To ensure you are able to vote, please update your personal contact information.


Region 1: Nanaimo and Vancouver Island North
Andrew Duarte has been acclaimed.

Region 3: Burnaby, Tri-Cities, New Westminster
Jing-Yi Ng has been acclaimed.

Region 5: Children's & Women's Hospitals, all other Vancouver facilities, Vancouver and Fraser Valley Cancer Centres
Jill Slind has been acclaimed.

Region 7: Surrey and Fraser Valley
Region 7 Board of Directors election: how to vote

The two candidates in the election are Sarah Kooner and Sherry Lewis. 

Please click here to view the candidates' statements.

The successful candidate will assume the position of Regional Director for a two-year term at the end of HSA's 52nd annual convention, scheduled for April 19 - 21, 2023.

The online all candidates’ meeting in HSA Region 7 election was recorded on Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Region 9: Cranbrook, Kootenays and Rockies
No nominations were recieved. The position remains filled until adjournment of HSA's 52nd annual convention, at which time a byelection will be called.

2023 HSA Board of Directors Election: Nominations Close Thursday, January 19, 2023

Nominations are open for Regional Director elections in HSA Regions 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. This is an excellent opportunity for members to seek to serve on the HSA Board of Directors, contribute to the leadership of the union, and to represent the interests of other members. To be eligible, a nominee must have been a member in good standing of HSA for at least one year immediately prior to election, and be nominated in writing by two members in the region they are seeking to represent. 

HSA’s Board of Directors comprises 10 regional directors elected by members from their region, and the president, who is elected every two years by delegates to the union’s convention. Responsible for the overall governance of the union, the members of HSA’s Board of Directors uphold HSA policies and attend Board of Director meetings, held at least quarterly in person at the union office in New Westminster. Directors chair or participate on HSA committees – including Occupational Health and Safety, Education, Community and Social Action, Political Action, and Women’s – which meet at least two times a year. As assigned by the president, they serve as HSA representatives to events and external meetings. Regional Directors are expected to chair Regional Meetings and to report to members in their region regularly.

While the union provides wage replacement at Regional Directors’ regular rate of pay for shifts missed due to participation in meetings related to their role on the Board of Directors, as well as reimbursement for associated travel, accommodation, and dependent care costs, Regional Directors also devote considerable volunteer time to the position to allow for material review, responding to emails, and periodic evening meetings held by telephone or online. 

Candidates must submit completed nomination forms to the HSA office no later than midnight, Thursday, January 19, 2023. To obtain an information package, including a nomination form, please send an email to @email.

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