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Stories from the Atmospheric River

March 14, 2022
The series of atmospheric rivers that hit southwestern British Columbia in late November caused flooding and mudslides that affected the lives of many HSA members, with those living in Merritt and Princeton among the worst hit. HSA’s Board of Directors created a flood relief fund to assist members with immediate expenses caused by evacuations.

Helping Children Cope: The Role of a Child Life Specialist in MRI

March 11, 2022
By Lisa Daechsel, HSA member

HSA Members Stepping Forward

August 25, 2021
By Karl Riley Here at HSA, we know how committed our members are to their communities. Whether it’s in acute care, community health, or social services, our members are on the front lines every day making life better for people and ensuring they have access to the services they count on. So it’s not surprising that two of our very own HSA members will be running in the upcoming federal election, which will be held September 20.

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.

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

Enhancing belonging and inclusion in the workplace with intention

December 11, 2020
By Tristyn KellnerHSA Member

Transforming practice through education: San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training

December 9, 2020
By Samantha PontingHSA Communications 

President's Message: Vote for public services and an inclusive economy

October 21, 2020
By HSA President Val Avery Voting in our Provincial Election will take place this Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. This is one year before our next fixed-date election, which would have been on Oct. 16, 2021. The reality is that – early election call or not -- this provincial election was always going to be held during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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