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Register by Feb. 16 for 'Conversation' in North Vancouver

The provincial government has announced the dates for the regional forums on health care. In North Vancouver, the forum will be held March 31 at the Lonsdale Quay Hotel, 123 Carrie Cates Court.

Deadline for registration for the forum in North Vancouver is February 16.

Health care professionals have been barred from participating in the public forums, but are encouraged to participate in 'professional forums.'  In North Vancouver, the 'professional' forum is scheduled for March 30.

HSA election campaign school

Do you want to work to elect representatives in the coming federal election who will support public health care and community social services, and who respect the work that HSA members perform?  Have you ever considered running for elected office yourself?  If your answer to one or both of these questions is -Yes!" (or even just -Maybe"), then HSAs non-partisan campaign school is for you.

CAMPAIGN SCHOOL DATES:
March 12 & 13, 2007

Rally for public heatlh care coincides with opening of 'Conversation on Health'

The B.C. Health Coalition will mark the first public forum in the 'Conversation on Health' with a rally for public health care in Kamloops this weekend. Speakers will include Anita Strong, Chair, Council of Canadians - Kamloops chapter; Deb Ducharme, BC Nurses' Union, and Fred Muzin, Hospital Employees' Union.


Date: Saturday, February 3, 2007
Time: 8 a.m. (hot coffee served from 7:30 a.m.)
Place: Coast Canadian Inn, 339 St. Paul's Place, Kamloops

Register by Feb. 9 for 'Conversation' in Burnaby

The provincial government has announced the dates for the regional forums on health care. In Burnaby, the forum will be held March 24 at the Executive Hotel and Conference Centre, 4201 Lougheed Highway.

Deadline for registration for the forum in Burnaby is February 9.

Health care professionals have been barred from participating in the public forums, but are encouraged to participate in 'professional forums.'  In Burnaby, the 'professional' forum is scheduled for March 23.

Register by Feb. 2 for 'Conversation' forum in Prince George

The provincial government has announced the dates for the regional forums on health care. In Prince George, the forum will be held March 17 at the Coast Inn of the North.

Deadline for registration for the forum in Prince George is February 2.

Health care professionals have been barred from participating in the public forums, but are encouraged to participate in 'professional forums.'  In Chilliwack, the 'professional' forum is scheduled for March 16.

Talking about Health Care

The public consultation phase of the provincial governments -Conversation on Health" begins in Kamloops on February 2 and wraps up in Vancouver July 7.  As health care professionals, HSA members have a great deal of expertise to contribute to this discussion about the future of public health care.  As individuals, we have many questions and concerns about where Premier Campbell intends to take our health care system, and what it will mean for our communities, our families and ourselves.

Nominations open for David Bland Memorial Award

In 2005, David Bland, a vocational rehabilitation counsellor and HSA member from Richmond Mental Health, was murdered at his workplace by a former client.  His tragic death served as a sombre reminder that more needs to be done to prevent violence incidents in the workplace and protect health care workers on the job. 

Selected to participate in the Conversation on Health?

The BC Health Coalition (BCHC) is inviting people who have been selected to participate in a forum in your community to please contact the Coalition directly. The Coalition is organizing a province-wide network of forum participants and welcome the opportunity to provide resources, and collect feedback from those who will attending the government's events.

Scholarships and bursaries available for HSA members and their families

HSA is offering scholarships and bursaries to all members and their children. We will be awarding ten scholarships for full-time studies, ten bursaries for full-time studies and two aboriginal scholarships.

The criteria and details are set out on the application forms. To obtain a copy please see the HSA website: www.hsabc.org or contact your chief steward.

Register by Jan. 26 for 'Conversation' in Victoria March 10

The provincial government has announced the dates for the regional forums on health care. In Victoria, the forum will be held March 10 at the Hotel Grand Pacific.

Deadline for registration for the forum in Victoria is January 26.

Health care professionals have been barred from participating in the public forums, but are encouraged to participate in 'professional forums.'  In Chilliwack, the 'professional' forum is scheduled for March 9.