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HSA partners with BC Centre on Substance Use to support social work research fellowship in addiction care

December 21, 2017
Health Sciences Association of BC (HSABC) has partnered with the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) to offer an Addiction Social Work Fellowship. As the leading union in providing multidisciplinary care services for British Columbians living with mental health and substance use challenges, HSA is committed to the professional development of health science professionals working in the field.

2018 HSA OH&S Conference - Save the Date! June 4-6, 2018

December 21, 2017
2018 HSA OH&S Conference Save the Date!   Hello all HSA Stewards, EDMP reps, and JOHS Committee reps!

Convention 2018: deadline for resolutions is February 9

December 19, 2017
HSA members will soon be preparing for the 2018 HSA Convention, to be held April 27 and 28, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver.   Convention is the union's annual meeting where chapter representatives from around the province determine the union's future direction. The union’s policies, actions and structure are all discussed, debated, and voted on at convention. Any changes to the constitution must be by resolution, and must pass by a two-thirds majority of those voting at the annual convention to pass.  

Nominations Now Open for HSA Board of Director Elections

December 18, 2017
 Nominations Now Open for HSA Board of Director Elections Nominations are now open for regional director elections in Regions 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10.  This is an excellent opportunity for members to contribute to the leadership of the union and to represent the interest of other members. HSA’s Board of Directors is comprised of 10 regional directors elected by members in the regions, and the president, who is elected every two years by delegates to the union’s convention.

HSA Social Justice Day Workshop - February 19, 2018

December 14, 2017
  Social Justice Day – a one-day workshop  

Scholarship Opportunities Available Through HSA

November 28, 2017
Applications for all Scholarships and Bursaries can be found on the HSA website under Member Benefits – Scholarships and Bursaries   HSA Aboriginal Scholarship Eligibility:

HSA Region 1 Supervisors in the Union Workshop - In Nanaimo

November 9, 2017
HSA Region 1 Supervisors! You are invited to an HSA Supervisors in the union workshop in Nanaimo DATE:  Thursday, November 30, 2017 TIME:  9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (breakfast served at 8:30 am) PLACE:  Best Western Dorchester Hotel - 70 Church Street, Nanaimo ROOM:  Stratford Room   Summary:

Tell the Fair Wages Commission it is Time for $15/hr in BC

November 8, 2017
After years of fighting for a $15/hr minimum wage in BC, we are getting closer.  People across BC did the hard work necessary to put a $15/hr minimum wage on the agenda. But there is one more step to end poverty wages in BC.  

Survey on precarious work in the community social services sector

November 8, 2017
Are you affected by precarious work – employment that is insecure, unprotected, lacking in regular work and/or benefits, and that cannot support a family?   Your union – Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA) -- , the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA), and the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) are working together to study the extent of precarious work in your sector.