Best of the Rest
Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM) Media Awards
This year we were proud to accept the Rosemarie Bahr award for excellence in print layout and design in regular print publication for our fourth volume of the Nursing Division’s Scopes and Scrubs magazine.
These digital education sessions were delivered by Commonwealth Retirement. Member learned about My65+, our digital retirement savings plan that provides an easy way to plan, save, and grow your money or retirement. We will talk about its benefits, promotions, and easy registration process, along with the importance of TFSAs and why My65+ is a good supplement to traditional retirement plans. We also had sessions in March and April.
June 23 – Muskoka Drive In
The owner of Muskoka Drive In, William Alexander opened his theatre exclusively for SEIU members. Members and their families watched the movies free of cost and receive discounted snacks and BBQ all night.
July 23 – Family Day at Canada’s Wonderland
This year we were finally back at Canada’s Wonderland. Hundreds of SEIU members and their families joined us to enjoy a day full of fun and a complementary all-you-can-eat buffet.
Students from across Ontario shared online and submitted their videos about an important healthcare worker in their lives and why healthcare is important to them.
We asked you to vote for your favourite four out of 11 finalists.
Our 2022 scholarship winners are:
September 24 – Tilbury Drive In
The Boonies Drive In Theatre invited SEIU members and their loved ones to a special Drive In event. Members received a voucher for snacks, enjoyed the movies and spent time with other members.
October 2 – Tour Paramedic Ride Ontario
Many SEIU Healthcare paramedics participated in the Tour Paramedic Ride Ontario. They rode along Lake St-Clair, Lake Huron and Georgian Bay! In the process, they raised money for many important causes, including PTSD retreats.
“As a proud member of SEIU Healthcare and co-chair of the Emergency Medical Services Section 21 Committee, we are proud of the work that we do. The paramedics of Ontario, through their unions – SEIU, CUPE, Unifor and OPSEU/SEFPO – have lobbied for full health and safety committee status and we welcome Minister McNaughton’s support. We look forward to continuing the relationships we have built as we work together to improve health and safety standards for paramedics.”
– Chris Stolte
This fall, we were proud to premiere our 60-minute documentary They Called Us Heroes.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we interviewed and documented stories from SEIU Healthcare members on the frontlines. They Called Us Heroes was created to tell your stories. Frontline healthcare workers put their own lives at risk to care for others and, in return, experienced injustice from Premier Doug Ford’s government and for-profit healthcare employers.
We hosted a screening with SEIU Healthcare members and their families so they could be among the first to see it. Several Liberal and NDP MPPs attended so they could learn from your stories. We asked them to commit to keep fighting for you and the issues you face every day.
Follow the link and sign up to be among the first to know when They Called Us Heroes is released.