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December 1: World AIDS Day highlights need for continued action

In 2009, a global survey found that fifty per cent of educated youths admit they dont know enough about HIV and AIDS, according to AIESEC International, the worlds largest student organization.

However, in the decade since the United Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS was signed in 2001, HIV infections have been reduced by 17 per cent, according to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization.

HSA members working to support people living with HIV and AIDS know that there are more people than ever living with HIV in BC.

HSA members urged to vote in municipal election

On Saturday, November 19, 2011 British Columbians head to the polls to elect mayors, municipal councillors, school trustees, and regional district representatives.

These local representatives make decisions that affect our everyday lives, and play a critical role in making our neighbourhoods, towns, and regions places where we want to live.  Local politicians are also an important voice for our communities with higher levels of government, speaking up for communities on important local, provincial and federal issues. 

CAMRT contest: Vote for your favourite videos & photos during Medical Radiation Technology Week!

Have you seen this amazing video by Vancouver General Hospital CT techs Michael Banting and Allen Miller?

Its a finalist in the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologys Very Image of Care contest. The video features CT techs, MRI techs, X-ray techs, nuclear medicine techs, and radiation therapists at Vancouver General Hospital and BC Cancer Agency (Vancouver Cancer Centre).

Join Partners in the Horn of Africa at Hope for Children fundraiser

Partners in the Horn of Africa is holding a fundraiser for -Hope for Children," Ethiopias leading charity improving the lives of women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. 

Date:    Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Place:    Vancouver Rowing Club, 450 Stanley Park Drive

Tickets:   $40.00

Guest Speaker: Yewoinshet Masresha  (6:30 p.m.)
Founder and Executive Director, Hope for Children, Ethiopia.  One of Africas most prominent feminists and an inspirational speaker.

Support a Robin Hood Tax: Rally October 29

Rallies, sit-ins, and occupations will be held in cities across the United States and Canada this Saturday in support of fair taxes.

In Vancouver, members of the labour movement will show our support by joining Occupy Vancouver events at 12:00 noon at the Vancouver Art Gallery with a march at 1:00 p.m. 

You are invited to Health Care Drinks

Health Care Drinks is a fun and fabulous networking opportunity for those who want to connect with others to help protect and improve our amazing Canadian health care system - as a professional health worker, an advocate or as a user!

Whatever your reason for coming - to meet doctors and nurses and lab techs and pharmacists and others in the sector, or to get inspired in your activism to protect Medicare - we invite you to come.

Sisters in Spirit vigils Oct 4


The sixth annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil will take place October 4 across Canada to honour murdered and missing Aboriginal women and their families.

Running for the cure: HSA members make a difference

Hundreds of HSA members across the province participated in Sunday's Run for the Cure. HSA is a proud regional sponsor of the Run for the Cure. Send us your photos! If we use your photo on our website or in The Report magazine, we'll send you a gift package.

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Why CETA is a bad idea for Canada

Canada and the European Union are negotiating a new Comprehensive Trade Agreement (CETA). This is a big deal for Canada, and so far, negotiations have been quietly taking place behind closed doors.

If CETA is signed, it will: