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Congrats to our MAHCP Video Contest participants

Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals -

We’re full of gratitude to you, our MAHCP members!

There are 14 participants in the inaugural MAHCP Video Contest, and we’re so pleased with the effort of our membership. For that we say a tremendous THANK YOU.

The wonderfully creative entries that we have received include members in the fields of occupational therapy, speech language pathology, radiology technologist, medical laboratory, dietitian, sonography, nuclear medicine and child life specialists, and more, for a huge array of professions.

The prizes for this contest are spectacular! First prize is $1,500, Second prize is $1,000 and Third prize is $500.

We have posted the videos to our Facebook page, where they will then be judged on the number of “likes” received during the rest of the month of February.

You can share the posts with family and friends, however, please make sure that they “like” the original post on the MAHCP Facebook page.

Please note that “likes” on Facebook shares or the original YouTube pages will not count towards the overall number, only the “likes” on the video posts on the MAHCP Facebook page will be counted.

MAHCP will announce the winner on March 1, 2019.

As a quick recap, the MAHCP Video Contest was officially announced during the MAHCP AGM in October. For members, this was your chance to share with the public the important work that you do each and every day, and that’s exactly what you did.

Good luck to all those who entered, and may the voting begin!

NAPE statement on Jesso Report


“Improved mental health support systems and pathways, a new correctional facility to replace the HMP, additional health professional staff, improved training, and increased staff allocations and presence are all things that need to be implemented to improve the outcomes of our correctional facilities.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

REMINDER -UWOSA Annual Winter Luncheon - February 13, 2019

University of Western Ontario Staff Association -

REMINDER Join UWOSA for our Annual Winter Luncheon

You are invited:  Annual UWOSA Winter Luncheon (formerly known as Valentine's Day Lunch)

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Time:  Noon to 1:00 p.m. or 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.                                                

Location: Great Hall, Somerville House

How to Pick up Your Ticket:

Please pick up your ticket in the UWOSA office, UCC room 255 from:

Noon – 2:00 p.m. on Friday February 8, 2019  OR

Noon to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019

Please bring your Western ONECard with you.

If you are unable to pick up your ticket, please email your Area Steward for assistance.

Dietary Requirements:  If you have any special dietary needs (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, allergies, etc.), please email great.hall.catering@uwo.ca by February 8th with the subject “UWOSA Lunch” and which seating you plan to attend (Noon to 1 p.m. or 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.).

Winter Luncheon Menu:

Salad:              Market greens with two types of dressing; rolls and butter

Entrée:            Lasagna (beef or vegetarian)

Dessert:           White & Chocolate Cupcakes with Blue or White Icing Topped with Sprinkles

Drinks:            Fire Roasted Fair Trade Coffee (regular and decaf), tea, fruit punch

UWOSA Charity:  UWOSA will collect items and monetary donations for Ronald McDonald House (https://www.rmhc-swo.ca/). Some wish list items include:

  • Breakfast Items: Full Sized Cereal Boxes, Jam, Peanut Butter, Cheese Whiz, Coffee Sweetener 
  • Packaged Snacks: Granola Bars, Fruit Cups, Applesauce, Go-Go Squeeze, Microwave Popcorn 
  • Kitchen Staples: Parchment Paper, Tin Foil, Saran Wrap, Scouring Pads, Liquid Dish Soap, Ziploc Bags (Medium and Large)
  • Baking Supplies: Sugar, Parchment Paper, Maple Syrup, White Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, Rolled Oats
  • Bottled Water and Hot Chocolate (Individual Portions/Packs)
  • Packaged Meal Items: KD Cups, Mr. Noodle Soup Bowls, Cup-of-Soup, Tuna
  • Lip Balm
  • Pens & Smaller Sized Notebooks
  • Adult Colouring/Sudoku/Crossword Activity Books
  • Toys for 1-3-year-olds
  • Toys for 12-16-year-olds

Members are welcome to bring their donations with then when they come to pick-up their ticket, or they can bring it to the luncheon, or drop it off at the UWOSA Office in UCC 255.

We look forward to seeing you there!

UWOSA Annual Luncheon FAQs:

1.       Q: I took a ticket for lunch, but now I cannot go. What do I do with my ticket?

A:  Please contact Jen Heidenheim at jenh@uwosa.ca and then return your ticket to the UWOSA office, Room 255 UCC.

2.       Q:  I work at Victoria Hospital. How can I pick up my ticket?

A:  Please contact Mia Valastro in the UWOSA office at 519.661.3028 for further instructions.

3.       Q:  I am not a Steward.  Can I still pick up tickets for my department?

A:  Yes, you can. Please bring a list of members in alphabetical order (by last name) to one of the Ticket Distribution dates above.

4.       Q: I have a special dietary requirement. Can I send this to UWOSA?

A:  Please send all dietary requirements directly to Great Hall Catering by February 8, 2019.

5.       Q:  I am very new to UWOSA.  Can I still come to the luncheon?

A: Yes, you can. Please contact Mia at the UWOSA office at ext.85089 for assistance.

6.       Q:  I am on a paid leave. May I still come to the luncheon?

A:  Yes, you can. Please contact Mia in the UWOSA office at ext. 85089 for assistance.

7.       Q:  I will not be on campus during the ticket distribution.  What do I do?

A:  Contact Mia in the UWOSA office at ext. 85089 for assistance.

8.       Q:  I have retired from Western. Can I come to the luncheon?

A:  No, I am sorry, you cannot. The luncheon is only for active UWOSA members.

9.       Q: I am on secondment from UWOSA, can I attend the lunch?

A: It depends, please call Mia Valastro in the UWOSA Office at 519.661.3028 for assistance.


PSAC honours Black History Month


Black History Month is a time where we can reflect, honour and celebrate the many contributions made by Black Canadians and all people of Caribbean and African heritage in the progress and development of Canada, as well as their impact on its history...

PSAC congratulates 2018 scholarship winners


The Public Service Alliance of Canada congratulates the winners of this year’s scholarship awards!  The winners were selected from hundreds of applications PSAC received from members, and dependents of members, in good standing....

Show your heart on February 14

UFCW Canada -

Toronto – February 9, 2019 – On February 14, activists can show their heart and share their solidarity for a better future for First Nations children, and for justice and safety for women and girls.

UFCW Statement on Amazon Reconsidering NYC Location

UFCW Press Releases -

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) President Marc Perrone released the following statement in response to a new report that Amazon is reconsidering its plan to establish a new campus in New York City.

“It is outrageous that Amazon is now essentially threatening New York City taxpayers to pay for its new headquarters or else it will leave town. Multibillion-dollar corporations and billionaires like Jeff Bezos should not be threatening New Yorkers or expect any American taxpayers to foot the bill for opening a new headquarters – whether it’s in New York City, Arlington, Virginia, or anywhere else. Why should we subsidize the creation of 25,000 Amazon jobs when Amazon’s entire business model seeks to eliminate millions of retail jobs? The last thing we, as taxpayers, should ever be asked to pay for is the destruction of our own jobs.”


The UFCW is the largest private sector union in the United States, representing 1.3 million professionals and their families in grocery stores, meatpacking, food processing, retail shops and other industries.

Our members help put food on our nation’s tables and serve customers in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more about the UFCW at www.ufcw.org.