Every year on July 19, SEIU Healthcare members across Ontario celebrate their union. You – our valued members – are the heart of healthcare, and it is a privilege to represent highly-skilled healthcare workers who provide care to our province’s most vulnerable.

We are Canada’s largest healthcare union - a mighty title, for a mighty union.

Today is our day to celebrate our past successes, solidarity, and our bright future. I hope you have fun flexing your purple muscle today!

And remember to take lots of creative pictures! We are hosting a Facebook photo contest where you and your colleagues can vote on your favourite pictures. The winning photo for each of our regions wins a free lunch with one of our officers.

To submit photos, please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by August 1. You must include the full name of your workplace and a short description of your Purple Day activities.