More than 200 health care workers from Ontario and Nova Scotia gathered in Port Elgin for the biannual Health Care Conference to discuss a range of topics that affect their daily lives.
Along with workshops to develop skills in lobbying, member engagement, and campaign communication, a lineup of guest speakers addressed the work that Unifor members do and the impact it’s having.
“The work you do defending universal health care is an example to other people across the Americas of what we can do when we come together. You give hope to smaller unions,” said Alan Sable, Regional Director of UNICARE Americas. “What Canada has and what you continue to fight for is a dream for so many in South America.”
Other speakers addressed the impact of being a professional caregiver and provided insight and resources for stressed, compassion fatigued and workers struggling with PTSD.
For more information about the conference, the work Unifor is doing to protect public health care and our current campaign to demand a new Health Accord, sign up for Unifor’s health care newsletter, The Pulse at www.unifor.org/newsletters.