Lynn Stevenson appointed Chair of HEABC Board of Directors effective June 26, 2023

HEABC is pleased to announce that Lynn Stevenson has been appointed the new Chair of HEABC’s Board of Directors. The appointment, which is the result of an extensive six-month recruitment process, is effective June 26, 2023 following HEABC’s 30th Annual General Meeting. For more information please see the announcement.

Health employers and Community Bargaining Association reach tentative agreement

HEABC members and the Community Bargaining Association (CBA) have reached a tentative agreement under the province’s Shared Recovery Mandate for public sector bargaining. HEABC and CBA entered into formal negotiations in February 2022 and reached a tentative agreement on January 15, 2023. The tentative agreement supports government’s key priorities to improve public services and the health care system, while supporting the province’s continued economic recovery for all. For more information please see the announcement.

Health employers and Ambulance Paramedics & Ambulance Dispatchers Bargaining Association reach a tentative agreement

HEABC and the Ambulance Paramedics & Ambulance Dispatchers Bargaining Association (APADBA) have reached a tentative agreement on Saturday, January 7, 2022 under the province’s Shared Recovery Mandate for public sector bargaining, after almost thirteen weeks of bargaining. Negotiations under the Shared Recovery Mandate support government’s key priorities to improve public services and the health care system, while supporting the province’s continued economic recovery for all. For more information please see the announcement.

About HEABC

The Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) coordinates the human resource and labour relations interests of more than 213 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 the accredited bargaining agent for most publicly funded health employers in the province negotiating six major provincial agreements covering approximately 163K unionized health care employees consisting of nurses, health science professionals, physician residents, and support workers in both facilities and community settings. In addition, HEABC’s Physician Services team oversees and coordinates the negotiation of provincial and local physician contracts, including the Physician Master Agreement.

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