HEABC relocates to Renfrew Centre for cost savings and opportunities to share services

RenfrewBuildingHEABC is relocating from its current office at 1333 West Broadway in Vancouver to Renfrew Centre, 300-2889 East 12th Avenue, Vancouver BC V5M 4T5 effective March 13, 2018.

In addition to providing HEABC with a purpose-built work space, moving out of the downtown core will save HEABC $10 million over the course of the 15-year lease agreement as we move to a more efficient footprint with a higher work station to office ratio.

The office move also provides an opportunity to co-locate with several other related agencies, which will result in increased synergy and savings through shared meeting room space, reception and shared back-office functions, such as IT support.

The Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) coordinates the human resource and labour relations interests of more than 230 publicly funded health care employers in British Columbia. HEABC represents denominational, proprietary and affiliate health employers, as well as the province’s six health authorities.

HEABC is also the accredited bargaining agent for most publicly funded health employers in the province. HEABC negotiates five major provincial agreements covering more than 115,000 unionized health care employees. HEABC negotiates agreements covering nurses, health science professionals, physician residents, and support workers in both facilities and community settings.

HEABC takes a provincial leadership role in strategic planning related to human resources and labour relations issues management for BC’s publicly funded health employers. Through collective bargaining and other industry initiatives, HEABC endeavours to build constructive and collaborative relationships with members, government, employees, and unions, while continuing to adapt to the evolving needs of its membership.

HEABC provides leadership and professional expertise in:
  • Bargaining
  • General Labour Relations Services
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Education and Training
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Job Classification
  • Executive Compensation
  • Specialized Recruitment