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Strengthening health services for Indigenous peoples

September 11, 2018
Strengthening health services for Indigenous peoples An interview with Charlene Hellson, Aboriginal Wellness Program Coordinator, Vancouver Coastal HealthThe Report, September 2018

Proportional representation: a more democratic way to do politics

September 11, 2018
Proportional representation: a more democratic way to do politicsThe Report, September 2018 If a party gets 40 per cent of the votes, it should receive 40 per cent of the seats. This is the central feature of a proportional representation (PR) electoral system. While there are different models of PR that achieve this, all variations of PR seek to create a more direct link between who voters vote for and who gets elected.

Music therapy as a tool for rehabilitation

September 11, 2018
 “IT’S OFTEN THE BUY-IN TO STAY IN RECOVERY”MUSIC THERAPY AS A TOOL FOR REHABILITATION The Report , September 2018 Most people assume music therapy is either a sing-along or relaxation, according to HSA member and music therapist Kevin Kirkland. “That is part of what you do, but just a small part.”

HSA Basic Steward/OH&S Training Dates 2019 - Registration now OPEN

September 11, 2018
HSA Basic Steward/OH&S Training Dates 2019 Registration Information: Stewards may register by logging into My Events Registration. Workshops are listed under Steward Education events.   Basic Steward Training

Contract negotiations for BC’s health science professionals get underway this week

September 10, 2018
Bargaining for a new collective agreement for BC’s 18,000 health science professionals working in hospitals and communities throughout the province gets underway this week as bargaining representatives for the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) are set to begin contract negotiations tomorrow in Vancouver.

Fall panel events: Remembering BC's largest political protest

September 10, 2018
Join the BC Labour Heritage Centre in its exploration of the pivotal 1983 Solidarity Movement, described as the largest political protest in BC's history.  This fall, consider attending two exciting events taking place at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster as part of the Solidarity 35 project: "It Seemed Anything was Possible" film screening and panel discussionThurs. Oct. 4, 7pmFeaturing a screening of the 1984 film Common Cause. 

An opportunity to improve democracy

September 10, 2018
President’s Report Val AveryThe Report, Sept 2018 Issue

Lower Mainland - MPP Seminars - HSA Office

September 7, 2018
Register for pension seminars for HSA members Thanks to popular demand HSA is offering multiple Municipal Pension Plan seminars scheduled as follows:

New $3-million professional development fund to help address health science professions shortages in BC

September 4, 2018
  The Health Sciences Association of BC is pleased to announce a new $3-million professional development fund aimed at supporting members of the health care team to undertake professional development to increase specialization, improve health care service to rural and remote areas of BC, and meet ongoing requirements for professional development. The fund is available to health science professionals who work under the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association collective agreement.

Community social service workers ratify three-year agreement, includes wage increases and significant money for low wage redress

August 27, 2018
Community social service workers have voted by 85.7 per cent in favour to ratify a new collective agreement that provides significant compensation increases for workers in this sector, while meeting the government mandate of improving the services British Columbians count on.