Trust fund established for Hamilton car crash victims injured in New York state

Union members rally to support one of their members

(April 17, 2013 - Richmond Hill, ON) A trust fund has been established by SEIU Healthcare to help pay for the American medical bills incurred by one of the union’s members who was treated and hospitalized in New York state.


Personal Support Worker (PSW) Day, May 19, recognizes the important work done by PSWs, and provides an opportunity to fulfill the promise of homecare

(May 16, 2013 - Richmond Hill, ON) Sunday, May 19, 2013 marks the fourth anniversary of the declaration of Ontario’s Personal Support Worker (PSW) day, a time to recognize the critical role PSWs provide in sustaining our health care system and providing a high quality of community and homebased care.


SEIU Healthcare launches province-wide ad campaign showcasing front-line healthcare workers: "The Heart of Healthcare"

(May 13, 2013 - Richmond Hill, ON) Today SEIU Healthcare, Canada’s largest Healthcare union, launched a province-wide ad campaign designed to showcase the "Heart of Healthcare” SEIU’s 50,000-plus members across Ontario. They’re the frontline healthcare workers who provide direct care to people in virtually all settings, and who work attentively behind the scenes to keep the healthcare system running smoothly and efficiently.


SEIU Healthcare questions whether the Ontario Hospital Association is more interested in patient care or fat paychecks for CEOs and administrators

(May 9, 2013 - Richmond Hill, ON) Today SEIU Healthcare, Canada’s largest healthcare union, responded after Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) President Pat Campbell lashed out at an independent arbitrator over a fair and balanced award that included a modest increase for frontline staff in line with the cost of living.


National Nursing Week May 6-12 highlights the changing role of front-line care givers

Submitted by: SEIU Healthcare

(May 6, 2013 - Richmond Hill, ON) National Nursing Week will be celebrated this year from May 6 – 12 and will be an opportunity to recognize the hard work and dedication nurses bring to the job every day.

As Ontario’s healthcare system transitions to deal with an upcoming silver tsunami where nearly one in four people will be a senior by 2036, the role of nursing care is evolving.


SEIU Healthcare calls on all parties to fulfill promise of homecare

Attention News/Politics Editors

New investment in homecare too important to risk

(May 2, 2013 - Richmond Hill, ON) SEIU Healthcare called on Ontario’s political parties to work together to fulfill the promise made in today’s provincial Budget to improve access to homecare.

“We simply can’t afford to waste this opportunity to cut wait times for all seniors and family caregivers who need relief,” said Sharleen Stewart, President, SEIU Healthcare Ontario’s largest healthcare union.