HSAA’s strategic plan includes a mission, core values, vision and goals, which serve as a focal point for all of our union’s activities and convey a concrete yet unrealized vision for HSAA as we continue to look out for the health of Albertans.
Read more about the strategic plan below.
Goal - Members
Members understand union fundamentals and value the importance of working together to improve the conditions and outcomes for all workers.
- All members have access to an enhanced education program of labour fundamentals.
- More members are taking on roles and engaging in union activities.
- Increase the number of opportunities for members to participate and influence our union.
- Increase opportunities to educate members about how their involvement and support helps their fellow union members’ working conditions.
Goal - Government
The provincial government upholds, protects and expands upon a fully accessible and quality health-care system that is publicly-funded and publicly-delivered.
- Stop further privatization.
- Expand nationalization to other areas of public health (e.g. pharmacare, dental care).
- Reduce the impact of privatization on members.
- Increase members’ engagement in government relations and advocacy.
Goal - Employers
Employers support employees in their delivery of quality, safe and reliable health care.
- Increase union density within the health-care industry to provide high-quality patient care.
- Increase pressure on employers to provide manageable workloads and a healthy work/life balance.
- All essential service agreements are completed.
- Increase communications and collaborative approaches with employers.
Goal - Patients & All Albertans
The public understands the integral role that HSAA plays in health care.
- Increased retention and recruitment of health-care professionals.
- Increased utilization of preventative medical care to decrease the impact of the family physician crisis.
- Increase access to preventative care, chronic disease management, community health and seniors’ care.
- Increased public recognition of the purpose and value of unions.
- Increased access to affordable education programs for future health-care professionals.
- Increased public awareness of the actual cost of health care.
Goal - HSAA
HSAA provides high quality, trusted, member-centered services and advocacy.
- Increase clarity of roles and responsibilities of board, staff, Local Unit Executives, Stewards and committee members.
- Increase consistency and reliability of HSAA services.
- Increase transparency and effectiveness of HSAA’s decision-making processes.
- Increase the number of opportunities for a greater number of members to engage in union activities.