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NUPGE and HSA in Solidarity with India's Farmers

December 17, 2020
HSA joins with NUPGE (National Union of Public and General Employees) and its affiliated unions across the country representing 390,000 union members in condemning the response of the Indian government to the ongoing farmers’ protests in India.

Honouring Christine Ambrose, an OH&S Champion

December 22, 2020
Every year, the HSA Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Committee awards the David Bland Award to an HSA member who has demonstrated leadership to improve occupational health and safety at their worksite and beyond. The award was established in 2007 and honours the memory of David Bland, a vocational counsellor and HSA member from Richmond Mental Health who was killed at work by a former client. His death is an important reminder to take action to prevent workplace violence. 

In 2021, let's build a foundation that we can all stand on: HSA President Val Avery

December 22, 2020
A message from the President  It’s hard to believe that 2020 is soon coming to close. It’s no secret that it’s been a challenging year. I am so proud of our members’ commitment to delivering quality public healthcare and social services in the midst of a pandemic that has taken a heavy physical and emotional toll on the communities we serve.

HSA International Women's Day Virtual Workshop March 8, 2021

December 18, 2020
#Choose2Challenge Creating Space, Taking Space: Conversations on Gender and Racialization Each year, HSA Women’s Committee marks International Women’s Day with a workshop to explore women’s issues in the union.  In 2021, HSA will host a virtual workshop on Monday March 8, 2021.  

Race, Racism in Healthcare & Social Services: Building Anti-racist Care Virtual Workshop

December 18, 2020
Race, Racism in Healthcare & Social Services: Building Anti-racist Care An HSA Virtual Diversity Workshop DATES:  March 24 & 25, 2021 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual – WebEx details to follow

Virtual Social Justice Day Workshop

December 18, 2020
HSA Virtual Social Justice Day Workshop  DATE: Thursday, February 18, 2021 TIME:  9 am – 4:30pm     Location: Virtually, via WebEx. Details to follow

Virtual 2021 Basic Steward and OH&S Training

December 18, 2020
Upcoming Steward Workshops: Registration Information: Stewards may register by logging into My Events Registration. Workshops are listed under Steward Education events.   Virtual Basic Steward Training (3 days in series)

Decolonization Two Day Virtual Workshop

December 17, 2020
HSA is pleased to offer an opportunity to attend this two-day workshop!  Registration will open December 19, 2020

Dr. Tam makes the case for paid sick leave

December 17, 2020
Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer makes the case for paid sick leave 

Mental health resources for HSA members

December 14, 2020
If you are feeling anxious, depressed, or are struggling with another mental health issue, you are not alone. The good news is there are resources available to HSA members who are looking for mental health support. The following is a list of resources that are available to you.  Virtual mental health services through your benefits plan