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Giddha Withdraws From Region 7 Board of Directors Election

Please be advised that Jas Giddha has withdrawn as a candidate for HSA Board of Directors Region 7 representative.
Two candidates remain for the election: Sarah Kooner and Sherry Lewis.
An all candidates’ meeting is set for Thursday, February 2, 7-8 p.m.
Online voting opens February 4 and continues to February 12.

Three candidates declared in election for Region 7 representative on HSA board of directors; online voting open February 4-12

Three candidates have been nominated to represent HSA members who work in HSA Region 7 on the union’s board of directors.
The three candidates in the election are Jas Giddha, Sarah Kooner, and Sherry Lewis. Candidates’ statements will be available in the coming days on the HSA website at
Candidate statements will also be included with voting credentials to be sent to members by e-mail.

Jill Slind acclaimed as Region 5 representative on HSA Board of Directors

Jill Slind will represent HSA members in Region 5 on the HSA Board of Directors after the deadline for nominations passed with no further nominations.

A board member for the past two-year term, Slind has served on the Constitutional and Organizational Policies Committee, Elections Committee, Women’s Committee and the Resolutions Committee and Finance Committees. She also represents HSA on the employer side at the HSA staff bargaining table.
Slind will begin the 2023-2025 term at the conclusion of the 2023 HSA Annual Convention, running April 19-21 in Vancouver.

Jing-Yi Ng acclaimed as Region 3 representative on HSA Board of Directors

Jing-Yi Ng will represent HSA members in Region 3 on the HSA Board of Directors after the deadline for nominations passed with no further nominations.

A clinical pharmacist at Eagle Ridge Hospital, this is Ng’s second two-year term on the Board of Directors. She was appointed the union’s Secretary-Treasurer late last year and has served on several committees:

Reminder: Important dates for HSA Annual convention – Deadline for submitting resolutions and early deadline for nomination of President

Preparations are underway for the 2023 HSA Annual Convention, to be held in-person over three days in Vancouver from Wednesday, April 19 to Friday, April 21.

The deadline for submitting resolutions for consideration by union members elected as delegates to the April convention is Friday, February 3, 2023. The deadline for early nomination of candidates for President is February 17. Early nomination entitles candidates to have a statement published in the union’s annual report for circulation to all members. The president is elected by delegates to convention.

Nominations open for HSA president

HSA’s 2023 annual convention will include an election for the position of president. The two-year term begins on adjournment of the 2023 convention, set for April 19-21, 2023.
The president is elected by delegates to the union’s annual convention in odd-numbered years.

Second call for nominations for HSA Regional Director elections – January 19 deadline

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. 

Call for Expressions of Interest: HSA Racial Justice Committee

After many months of dialogue and deliberation by the Racial Justice Working Group, the Terms of Reference for the Racial Justice Committee has been approved by the Board of Directors. HSA would like to express deep gratitude to those who have participated in the creation of these Terms of Reference, the Racial Justice Working Group: Anita Bardal, Donna Barker, Sonia Andhi Bilkhu, Lisa-Navine Dodd, Tammam El-Khodor, Jing-Yi Ng, Satnam Sidhu, and Kane Tse.