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Election Campaign School for Women

Are you a woman considering either running for elected office, or working in a key position in a future election campaign?  If so, then the annual Canadian Women Voters Congress Womens Campaign School is for you.

Dates:  March 27-29,  2009
Location:  SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, B.C.

HSA offers election campaign school - REVISED DATES

HSA is holding a non-partisan election campaign school for members who are interested in working on election campaigns or running for political office.  The school will focus on the provincial election scheduled for May 12, 2009.

If you want to help elect representatives who will support public health care and community social services, or are considering running for elected office some day, then HSAs election campaign school is for you!

Campaign School Dates:  Thursday & Friday, February 19 & 20, 2009

2009 Canadian Labour Congress Winter School - One of Canadas best labour schools, held at Harrison Hot Springs, in January and February 2009

The CLC Winter School offers a wide variety of week-long, quality labour orientated courses.  Past HSA participants have rated the courses and the experience highly.  The school offers an opportunity to meet people from other unions and workplaces across BC.  To support HSAs ability to represent HSA members effectively and to help build a stronger union, members and/or stewards can apply to take courses chosen to meet these objectives.

Workshop Reminder

There is still room available in the two-day OH&S Steward Training workshop on December 1 & 2, 2008.  Please register as soon as possible if you are interested in attending this workshop.

OH&S Steward Training:
December 1 and 2, 2008

Eligible stewards should print a pre-registration form off the HSA websiteat www.hsabc.rog (go to Member Services, then Education) and return it to the HSA Office (Attention:  Karin Herbert) as soon as possible.  HSA will call you to confirm your registration.

Notice for HSA Safety Stewards and Activists

HSA is sponsoring an Occupational Health and Safety Conference

-Connections ... Advocating for a Safe and Healthy Workplace"

November 20 and 21, 2008
Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel

This conference is designed for experienced safety stewards to develop their understanding and to help ensure safe working conditions for all members.  Learn from presenters from agencies such as OHSAH, WorkSafeBC, and other experts.

Learn more about topics such as:

Make your HSA team the best it can be!

- Fall 2008 Steward Training Level 1 -

Stewards play a vital role in the union. Particularly important is the stewards role in contract interpretation, organizing and the grievance procedure. In recognition of the need for educating new stewards in these areas, HSA is offering a 3-day Steward Training ... Level 1 workshop at the HSA office this fall:

Dates: October 27, 28 & 29, 2008
Location: HSA Office, 300 ... 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver

Weekend school offered in Kamloops Oct. 25

The Canadian Labour Congress offers a series of courses for union members, with a focus on leadership, problem-solving, public speaking, retirement, and steward skills.

A day-long course has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25 in Kamloops. The following courses are offered:

Retire in Style: Thinking of retiring but need to know more about the pension system? Plan your retirement in style with this course.

New Westminster and District Labour Council offers winter school scholarships

The New Westminster and District Labour Council is now accpeting applications for two scholarships in memory of Brothers Gerry Stoney and Bob Fortin for the 2009 CLC Harrisaon Winter School Program.

Criteria:

• You must be a member of a CLC/NWDLC affiliated local union.

• You must submit a letter, before September 30, 2008, describing your interest in labour education and how the opportunity to attend the CLC Winter School program will contribute to your personal development, benefit your union and the Labour Council.