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BC Healthcare workers take deal
A contract covering 47,000 health-care workers in British Columbia has been ratified by the 11 unions involved.
The five-year deal giving workers a 5.5 per cent wage increase and a cap on contracting out of jobs was ratified by a vote of 64.6 per cent.

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  “. . .most experts (and the federal government) say that the average job lasts three and a half years. Which means that the average person becomes a job-hunter every three and a half years, voluntarily or not. And the trend, on average, is toward shorter job tenures, not longer.” (source: What Color is Your Parachute? Job-Hunting Online) Here is one dependable parachute.

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British Columbia: Improving Retention and Recruitment in Smaller Communities
The research showed that nurses' learning experiences positively affected their personal growth as well as the work environment on the unit and their working relationship with all staff on the unit.
Many of the nurses discovered that a variety of different career possibilities exist for them, within the RIH and within nursing. Job satisfaction and staff engagement improved, and many of the nurses indicated that because of the project they intended to remain employed at the RIH.

Creating Healthy Health Care Workplaces in British Columbia: Evidence for Action
Workplace health promotion interventions that are comprehensive, well designed, and successfully implemented tend to have good ROI. Decision-makers must be aware of the limitations of conducting ROI research on organizational interventions. Research on the causes and consequences of healthy and unhealthy work environments also to indicates directions for change
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  • Dr. Eric Hoskins to Minister of Health and Long Term Care, Ontario Government, Toronto, ON
  • Deb Matthews to to Treasury Board, Ontario Government, Toronto, ON
  • Michael Green to President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway, Toronto, ON
  • Paul Gallant to Chair, Canadian College of Health Leaders, BC Lower Mainland Chapter, Vancouver, BC
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  • Jill Cameron to Ontario Stroke Network Board, Toronto, ON
  • Susan Kwolek to VP Patient Services, Mackenzie Health, Richmond Hill, ON
  • Marcy Saxe-Braithwaite to Director, Organizational Effectiveness, SteriPro, Toronto, ON
  • Trevor Young to Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • Steven Harrison to Chief Operating Officer at the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
  • Jenny Moloney to Quality Leader, Haematology, Oncology, BMT, SickKids, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. David Kaplan to Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Mark Swain to Head, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
  • Alain Champagne to President, McKesson Canada, St-Laurent, QC
  • Nick Loporcaro to President for McKesson Specialty Health, St-Laurent, QC
  • Paula Keays to Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Distribution and Operations, McKesson Canada, St-Laurent, QC
  • Sam Sebastian to President and CEO Google Canada, Toronto, ON
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