8th Annual Brooke Lynn Charity Golf Tournament - Starlight Children's Foundation

The Starlight Children’s Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to making a world of difference helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and fun activities.

This tournament is in memory of Brooke Lynn Brunetta who was the daughter of SEIU’s Steven Brunetta. The Starlight Children’s Foundation provided inspiration and support during her illness.

We hope that you can all make it out to this special event.

Click here for full details and how to register!

 

2014 Labour Day Events

SEIU members and their families are invited to join in on the Labour Day events that are happening all around the province on August 30 and September 1. Below are the Labour Day Celebrations taking place around Ontario:

Peel (Brampton/Mississauga)
Celebrate Labour Day!

Date:          August 30, 2014
Place:         Eldorado Park – 8520 Creditview Road, Brampton
Time:          12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Info:            Food & Beverage from 12pm-2pm
                   Entertainment for Children & Adults
                  *Please bring a non perishable food item for donation* For more information contact Marlene Hemmings at 647-531-8093.

Barrie
5th Annual Labour Day Event

Date:          Monday, September 1, 2014
Place:         Sunnidale Park at the Dorian Parker Centre, Barrie
Time:         11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Info:           Free to the community! BBQ, Music, Activities for the kids! Family friendly and a great celebration.

Brantford & District Labour Council
58th Annual Soap Box Derby

Date:           September 1, 2014
Place:          Iccom Drive & Lorne Bridge
Time:           8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Info:             Solidarity March –Departs Labour Centre @ 1pm
                    March through downtown and ends at Haig Family Fun Park
                    Earl Haig Family Fun Day from 130pm-530pm (lazy river, slides, mini golf, play area, batting cages)
                    All events are FREE to the public
                    http://www.brantfordlabourcouncil.ca/labour-day-2014.html

North Bay & District Labour Council
Labour Day Picnic

Date:          September 1, 2013
Place:         North Bay Waterfront
Time:          Flag March @ 11:30 a.m.
Info:            Followed by BBQ at 12pm (Free)
                   Games for Kids

Sarnia
Celebrate Labour Day!

Date:          September 1, 2014
Place:         Starts at Sarnia Library and ends at Centennial Park
Time:          Parade begins at 9:30 a.m.
Info:            For more information please contact Claudette Drapeu at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cambridge/Kitchener/Waterloo 
Celebrate Labour Day!

Date:          September 1, 2014
Place:         Waterloo Park
Time:          12 p.m. – 4 p.m.  
Info:            Free Music, face painting, rides & games! Refreshments will be available for sale.Parking available off Father David Bauer Drive & University Ave. For more information contact Karen Maleka at 519-240-5084.

Peterborough
Celebrate Labour Day!

Date:          September 1, 2014
Place:         Nicols Oval, Peterborough ON
Time:          12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Info:            SEIU Members and their families are invited to join the Peterborough & District Labour Council Labour Day Picnic.

Ottawa
Celebrate Labour Day!

Date:          September 1, 2014
Place:         Ottawa City Hall (Elgin St/Lisgar St)
Time:          12:00 p.m.
Info:            March begins at 12pm and ends at McNabb Park, where the celebrations will continue from 1-4:30 pm. For more information please contact Fiona Bailey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hamilton Community Services
It’s time for our Parade!

Date:          September 1, 2014
Place:         York Blvd, west of Queen St
Time:          Members can meet between 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Info:            Parade starts at 10:30 am and ends at Dundurn Historic Park for a BBQ! For more information contact Lisa Pattison at 289-219-3678.

Toronto 
Join the Parade and get free admission to CNE!

Date:          September 1, 2014
Place:         Members can meet at the East Side of University Ave; North from Armoury Street to Dundas St W
Time:          8:30 a.m.  
Info:            Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. and will end at the CNE (and includes free admission for those marching). To register for the Toronto Parade call the MRC at 1-877-672-7348

St. Catharines 
It’s time for our Parade!

Date:          September 1, 2014
Place:         Pen Centre Glendale Ave.
Time:          11:00 a.m.
Info:            Parade Assembles at the Pen Centre Glendale Ave. and ends at the Carnival Grounds at Merritton Community Centre. Parade begins sharp at 11 am so participants are requested to come early.For more information contact Christine Peacock at 289-214-1671.

Northumberland
Celebrate Labour Day!

Date:          September 1, 2014
Place:         Carpenters Hall Port Hope, Ontario, 459 Croft Street
Time:         11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Info:           For more information please contact Linda MacKenzie-Nicholas at 416-809-2601.

Goderich
Celebrate Labour Day!

Date:          September 1, 2014
Place:         Members can gather at Courthouse Square (Courthouse Square Park-South Plaza)
Time:         10:30 a.m.
Info:           Parade begins at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a BBQ. For more information please contact Glenda Chaput at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Port Elgin
Celebrate Labour Day!!

Date:         Monday, September 1, 2014
Place:        Monday at Home Hardware in Port Elgin We need Purple Power
Time:        11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Info:          Free to the community! BBQ, Music, Activities for the kids! Family friendly and a great celebration.

 

Register NOW for the 4th Annual Fishing Day Event!

It's that time of year again when we get to enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends and meet new ones! 

For the 4th year in a row, staff, locals and partners have come together to bring out all our sisters and brothers and their families for a fun fishing day. It's a great opportunity to enjoy one another's company, as well as let kids experience the joys of fishing, some for the very first time, and remember the work and dedication of Rob West and all union reps. 

EVENT DETAILS: 

Date: August 21, 2014

Location: Glenn Haffy Conservation Area

Cost: $20 per member and KIDS ARE FREE!

Bus Pickup at 9:00am at 3 available locations: 

1. Scarborough Town Centre

2. Highway 401 & Hurontario Carpool Lot

3. 400 & Essa Rd. Carpool Lot

Click here for a .pdf version of the 2014 Fishing Day event poster.

TO REGISTER: Please call the member resource centre (MRC) at 1-877-672-7348 by Monday, August 11. 

Happy World Pride!

We are Proud at SEIU Healthcare. Proud that everyday you make sure that your clients & patients feel cared for and included. Everyone deserves to feel included and cared about. Join the celebrations taking place all week and the conversations online as we show our PRIDE for all our LGBTQ+ family.

For all things PRIDE visit: http://www.worldpridetoronto.com/festival/worldpride-2014.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter and tell us why World Pride is important to you!

Facebook: SEIU Healthcare

Twitter: @SEIUHealthCan #SEIUTalksWorldPride

 

Happy International Pride week!

PURPLE DAY 2014 - Thank you all for being so PURPLE!

For the third straight year in a row, SEIU Healthcare members have celebrated Purple Day! Initiated by the long-term care (nursing & retirement homes) sector, Purple Day is a day for us to celebrate our purple power! It’s also a day for us to let loose with all our hardworking sisters and brothers. So our sisters and brothers got wacky, got wild, and got Purple!

This year's Purple Day took place July 18. Visit our facebook and twitter pages to see how our sisters and brothers celebrated their Purple Pride!

PHOTO CONTEST STILL OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS UNTIL JULY 21.

ALL OTHER CONTESTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

Good luck to all who entered the contests and thank you for participating in this year's celebrations.

We look forward to announcing the winners on August 11, Stay tuned!

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Purple Day is all about recognizing the importance of & celebrating our union pride. It is a time for us to display our purple power with a gusto and share it with others!

Every Purple Day we give out prizes, and we are thrilled to say that there will be more opportunities to win this year. The FIVE ways to win are:

Photo contest. Decorate, dress-up, create a dance or cheer- purple up and take some fun pictures and videos of yourselves showing your purple pride. Email your pictures to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The best photos or videos will win an SEIU Purple Day BBQ or lunch. Seven winners units will be chosen as winners- one per region. The deadline to post or send us your photos or videos is July 21. This contest is open to all long-term care (nursing & retirement homes) members.

Story contest. Tell us how you think politics has an impact on your job and workplace. The top story will win a free tablet! Four other winners will win $150 gift cards. The deadline to send us your story to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is July 18. This contest is open to all long-term care (nursing & retirement homes) members.

Be informed contest. SEIU Healthcare wants members to be informed. That’s why we are asking you provide us with your mailing and personal email address on SEIU’s Purple Day contact cards. If 75% of the members at your workplace provide SEIU with updated contact cards, your unit will be entered in a draw to win $500. Five winners will be picked! Submit your cards to your Union Rep or Steward by July 18. This contest is open to all long-term care (nursing & retirement homes) members. 

Contact card contest. In addition to the draw above, FIVE lucky SEIU members who fill out a contact card will be entered in a draw to win a $150 gift card. Make sure you provide an updated copy of your contact card to your steward or union rep by July 18. This contest is open to all long-term care (nursing & retirement homes) members.

Facebook contest. On July 18th ONLY, Like or Comment on our Purple Day Facebook Post, and you will be automatically entered to win 1 of 10 $100 gift cards. This contest is open to all SEIU members.

If you have any questions, please call the MRC at 1-877-672-7348.

RULES: You must be an SEIU long-term care (nursing & retirement homes) member in order to be eligible of the above mentioned prizes for the Photo Contest, Story Contest, Be Informed contest and Contact Contest OR any member of SEIU Healthcare to be eligible for the Facebook Contest, where then, we will verify your information through our member database. By submitting an entry, you authorize SEIU Healthcare to use your submission in materials that support SEIU Healthcare, as well as understand that your name and identity may be revealed in descriptive text or commentary in connection to the submission. All submissions must be original and submitted by the author. SEIU Healthcare has indefinite use of the submission with no compensation to the author, becoming property of SEIU Healthcare. The contest has no affiliation other than to SEIU Healthcare. In the case that a prize has been lost or stolen in the mailing process, we will not issue another one. The odds of winning will depend on the number of valid submissions. Winners will be announced the week of August 11th.