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Applications now open for 2021-2022 professional development funding for HSA members covered by HSPBA contract

Applications are now being accepted for funding to support HSA members who work under the Health Science Professionals Collective Agreement (HSPBA) and who are pursuing professional development. The continued funding was negotiated in the 2019-2022 collective agreement, with a $400,000 contribution to the fund each year.
 
“I encourage members to apply to this fund to support their professional development, as I know that HSA members are committed to keeping their skills and knowledge current in an ever-advancing modern health care team,” said HSA President Val Avery.

HSA's next BIPOC Caucus - Thursday, April 29

The next meeting of the BIPOC Caucus will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 6 to 8pm.  This invitation is open to all members identifying as Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (BIPOC).

With HSA's Annual Convention coming in June, we will use our BIPOC meeting to:

1.           Review resolutions related to BIPOC issues

2.           Define goals and objectives on what BIPOC needs

3.           Create plans of action to accomplish the above goals

Packer re-elected to represent Region 1 members on HSA Board of Directors

Becky Packer has been re-elected to serve a two-year term as a member of HSA’s Board of Directors, representing HSA members in Region1 from worksites in Nanaimo and north on Vancouver Island.

A physiotherapist at Cumberland Health Centre, she has been active in the union since 2008, and was first elected to the Board of Directors in 2019. She has served as secretary-treasurer since 2020, and as chair of the union’s Climate Action Working Group.

HSA Board of Director elections: voting closes Friday. No ballot? Contact us by 12 noon (pst) Friday, April 23

The voting period in the 2021 HSA Regional Director elections to elect members of the union’s Board of Directors closes this Friday, April 23 at 8 p.m.
 
If you have misplaced your voting credentials, or didn’t receive an email with your voting credentials, please send an email to msobrino@hsabc.org to ensure the online election provider, Simply Voting, can send your electronic ballot and voting credentials in time to vote.
 

Solidarity Includes Everyone: Transgender people and your union Virtual Workshop

Solidarity Includes Everyone: Transgender people and your union

DATE: Thursday, June 24, 2021
TIME: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
LOCATION: Virtual via WebEx
 
This is an awareness-raising day-long workshop on the challenges facing trans workers in communities, workplaces, and unions. We will explore how unions can work to end discrimination and support our trans members.
 

Two candidates declared in election for Region 9 representative on HSA Board of Directors; online voting open March 26 to April 23

Two candidates have been nominated to represent HSA members who work in HSA Region 9 on the union’s board of directors.
 
The two candidates in the election are Glen Byle and Janice Morrison.
 
The successful candidate will assume the position of Regional Director for a two-year term at the conclusion of HSA's 2021 annual convention, June 3-4, 2021.
 
Candidate statements are included with voting credentials to be sent to members by email and are available on the HSA website.
 

Two candidates declared in HSA Region 7 election for union board of directors

Two candidates have been nominated to represent HSA members who work in HSA Region 7 on the union’s board of directors.
 
The two candidates in the election are Jas Giddha and Edith MacHattie.
 
The successful candidate will assume the position of Regional Director for a two-year term at the conclusion of HSA's 2021 annual convention, June 3-4, 2021.
 
Candidate statements are included with voting credentials to be sent to members by email and are available on the HSA website.