The Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) coordinates the human resource and labour relations interests of more than 211 publicly funded health care employers in British Columbia. HEABC represents non-profit, denominational and proprietary health employers, as well as the province’s six health authorities.
How We Work
HEABC is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board includes a cross-section of members, representing the province’s health authorities, non-profit care providers, denominational care providers and propriety care providers, as well as the provincial government. Each year, HEABC’s Board of Directors outlines the organization’s strategic goals.
HEABC is also a member of the Public Sector Employers’ Council (PSEC) Secretariat, which coordinates the management of labour relations policies and practices in the larger public sector. It is comprised of eight Ministers or Deputy Ministers, the Commissioner of Public Service, and a representative from each of the six public sector employers' associations.
Under the Public Sector Employers Act, HEABC coordinates compensation, benefits administration, human resource practices and collective bargaining on behalf of the diverse range of BC’s health care employers.
The 1993 Korbin Commission’s Inquiry into the public sector recommended the creation of single employer bargaining agents in the public sector. As a result of this review, the Health Employers Association of BC was formed on December 1, 1993 under the Society Act to represent employers in the health sector.
HEABC takes a provincial leadership role in strategic planning related to human resource and labour relations issues management for BC’s publicly funded health employers. Through collective bargaining and other industry initiatives, HEABC builds constructive and collaborative relationships with members, government, employees and unions, while continuing to adapt to the evolving needs of its membership.