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2021 HSA Scholarships for Summer Institute for Union Women

Summer Institute for Union Women – details released for August 5 - 7, 2021 Virtual Conference

Details for the 2021 Summer Institute for Union Women in August have just been released, and HSA will support members to participate by reimbursing registration costs. Scholarships are also available for 11 members to cover registration and wage replacement for the three-day school on a first-come, first-served basis.
 

Should You Be Receiving WWGS Pay?

SHOULD YOU BE RECEIVING WWGS PAY?

And what is WWGS pay anyway?

Effective the first pay period after April 1, 2021, changes to classifications in the Health Science Professionals collective agreement provided increased pay for certain HSA members in more than 30 different health science professions when they work without general supervision (WWGS).
 
The professions with new WWGS classifications are:

Applications Due Friday: HSA 2021 Core Member Engagement Team

Are you interested in becoming more involved with HSA member outreach, organizing and mobilizing?

Apply Today to HSA's 2021 Core Member Engagement Team!

 HSA is now accepting applications for the 2021 Core Member Engagement Team. Applications are due on Friday, July 16 by 11:59 PM PST.

Applications Now Open For New $3 Million Professional Development Fund

Funding can be applied to training between April 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022

Health Science Professional Bargaining Association members of Health Sciences Association are invited to apply for financial support from a new $3 million fund announced in June.

The funding, provided by the BC Ministry of Health, is intended to support health science professionals looking to maintain and upgrade specialized training.

How to Organize a Pension Webinar

We are pleased to let stewards know that HSA is once again working with the Municipal Pension Plan to provide webinars for HSA members. Two webinars are available: 

Making the Most of Your Pension: Are you establishing your career or several years away from retirement? Learn how the decisions you make throughout your career can affect your pension when you retire. 

HSA Donating To Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society

HSA Donating TO INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS SURVIVORS SOCIETY
 

As people across this country pause to reflect on the horrors inflicted by the Canadian residential school program for Indigenous Peoples, and the ongoing trauma suffered by the families and communities affected, HSA is donating $25,000 to the Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society, an organization with a twenty-year history of providing essential services to Residential School Survivors, their families, and those dealing with Intergenerational traumas.
 

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