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CESA raises awareness about June 21, National Aboriginal Day

HSAs Committee for Equality and Social Action is encouraging members to help raise awareness about National Aboriginal Day, a day first proclaimed in 1996 as an annual occasion to recognize the diverse cultures and outstanding contributions to Canada of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

This years sticker features the logo of the Sisters in Spirit project, which works to improve the human rights and address the violence facing Aboriginal women.  HSA supports this project through NUPGE and direct donations.

What are my rights and obligations during a flood?

Many HSA members have questions about their rights and obligations in the event of a flood or other emergency. Click \"read more\" for a copy of HSA's Q&A on this topic which will appear in next month's issue of The Report.

BC Health Coalition launches Friends of Medicare campaign

BC Health Coalition launches Friends of Medicare campaign, calls for positive, public solutions to health care challenges

This week, the BC Health Coalition, along with Canadian Doctors for Medicare, Oxfam and the Council of Canadians, will officially launch its Friends of Medicare campaign.  Focused on strengthening universal medicare in B.C., the coalition will expand its work with citizens across the province to promote positive, public solutions to health care challenges.

Public health forum - Friends of Medicare - Join us!

Would UK-style changes to our health care system benefit patients?  Or corporations?


Thursday, May 17
7pm - 9pm
Croatian Cultural Centre
3250 Commercial Drive, Auditorium 2


Jacky Davis, London doctor and founding member of Keep NHS Public
Will McMartin, Political commentator & contributor to The Tyee

Innovative surgical projects show how waitlists can be solved

(Vancouver) Surgical waitlists can be dramatically cut if the BC government takes leadership by scaling up innovative projects already underway in the public system, a new study says.

Why Wait? Public Solutions to Cure Surgical Waitlists, released today by the CCPA and the BC Health Coalition, is a submission to the BC government's 'conversation on health.' The study looks at five groundbreaking projects in BC, and successful initiatives in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario.

Public health care forum: Friends of Medicare - join us!

Would UK-style changes to our health care system benefit patients?  Or corporations?

Public health care forum:

Tuesday, May 15
7pm - 9pm
Clock Tower Building, Kamloops

For more information and a printer-friendly version of the poster, click here.

Labour demands action on workplace safety as activists lobby provincial government

Members of the BC Federation of Labour's Occupational Health and Safety Committee headed to Victoria Monday, April 30 to press the case for better workplace safety enforcement and decent pensions for workers injured on the job.

The lobby, headed by Federation President Jim Sinclair and Secretary-Treasurer Angela Schira, comes on the heels of Day of Mourning ceremonies across BC that marked the beginning of a month of labour action to win safer workplaces.