June Local e-newsletter available now!

Check your (personal) inbox for the Local 196 June e-Newsletter! Read about the latest Negs update, the HUGE Local summer giveaway, ECECAF news, upcoming Local events and more!

Click the link below to view the June edition of Local 196’s e-newsletter:

Local 196 UNA e-newsletter: June, 2021

The Local newsletter was sent via MailChimp with updated member contact information from Provincial UNA Office. It was sent to personal email addresses only. If you did not receive our newsletter, please update your contact information in UNA’s DMS system and email local196exec@una.ca to be added to our subscribers list. You don’t want to miss out!

Get ready to laugh with our guest Dave Hemstad tonight!

Kick up your feet, pour yourself a drink… and get ready to laugh with our guest Dave Hemstad!

Local 196 will be having a virtual education event on June 22, 2021 from 1800-1900 via ZOOM.

Dave Hemstad

Stand-up Comedian | Host | Regular on CBC’s The Debaters

Dave Hemstad is a well-respected veteran of the Canadian comedy scene. He is highly sought after for his particular brand of clean humour that dissects our day to day lives with a lightning-quick wit that is as engaging as it is relatable.

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE

Event open to duespayers of Local 196 only.

Registration must be completed using a non-AHS email.

questions? Email Local196Education@una.ca

Join your Local for some laughs on June 22, 2021

Local 196 will be having a virtual education event on June 22, 2021 from 1800-1900 via ZOOM featuring guest speaker Dave Hemstad.

Dave Hemstad

Stand-up Comedian | Host | Regular on CBC’s The Debaters

Dave Hemstad is a well-respected veteran of the Canadian comedy scene. He is highly sought after for his particular brand of clean humour that dissects our day to day lives with a lightning-quick wit that is as engaging as it is relatable.

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE

Event open to duespayers of Local 196 only.

Registration must be completed using a non-AHS email.

questions? Email Local196Education@una.ca

Notice of Local Meeting: June 28, 2021

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Local 196 will be holding a

Local General Meeting on June 28, 2021

via ZOOM.

(Login information for meeting sent via email and available in DMS registration).

Time: 1800-2000h

Meeting is open to all Local 196 members.


Please register for the meeting via DMS.

Please ensure you register for the meeting via the ZOOM link in DMS. 

Register now for the Local 196 virtual education event on June 22, 2021

Local 196 will be having a virtual education event on June 22, 2021 from 1800-1900 via ZOOM featuring guest speaker Dave Hemstad.

Dave Hemstad

Stand-up Comedian | Host | Regular on CBC’s The Debaters

Dave Hemstad is a well-respected veteran of the Canadian comedy scene. He is highly sought after for his particular brand of clean humour that dissects our day to day lives with a lightning-quick wit that is as engaging as it is relatable.

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE

Event open to duespayers of Local 196 only.

Registration must be completed using a non-AHS email.

questions? Email Local196Education@una.ca

Celebrate Nurses Week 2021!

Happy Nurses Week

from your Local 196 Executive!

nurses weekThank you to each member of Local 196 UNA and all healthcare professionals for your commitment to caring for Albertans each and every day! We hope you take the time to celebrate yourself and the nurses around you during Nurses Week.

Do you have photos from Nurses Week or photos of staff on your unit you’d like to see in a Local e-newsletter? The Local 196 Communication Committee encourages you to send us your photos at local196education@una.ca. Please ensure you obtain permission of individuals photographed before sending us your photos.

Last chance to register for NURSES WEEK education!

Local 196 will be hosting a virtual education event on May 10, 2021 from 1800-1900 via ZOOM featuring guest speaker Susan Stewart.

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE

Event open to duespayers of Local 196 only.

Registration must be completed using a non-AHS email.

questions? Email Local196Education@una.ca

A hilarious program packed full of laughs about how work and life has changed thanks to the pandemic, comedian Susan Stewart is going to help us celebrate Nurses Week by helping us see the lighter side of life in these challenging times.

UNA to host Wellness Day focused on Mental Health, Self-Care and Laughter

Reposted from United Nurses of Alberta April 28, 2021 13:03 (Last updated April 29, 2021 08:56)

Following the success of our Jan. 2021 event, United Nurses of Alberta is hosting a second Wellness Day on May 12, 2021.

Focusing on mental health self-care and laughter, this day-long Wellness Day event will feature speakers Anthony McLean, Big Daddy Taz and Barb Campbell, who will share skills that can help UNA members boost their resiliency, teach relaxation and stress relieving methods, and how to cope with an ever changing workplace.

UNA President Heather Smith and Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions President Linda Silas will bring welcoming remarks.

REGISTER ONLINE

UNA members planning to attend are encouraged to request a Professional Development Day.

Members who are unable attend this symposium live will have the opportunity to view a recorded version following the event. More information will be available soon on how to access the recording and the deadline when it will no longer be available as per the terms of the presenters.

May 12 Wellness Day Schedule

Mental Health Selfcare and Laughter

845 – Yoga

930 – Introduction and land acknowledgment        

935 – Heather Smith

950 – Linda Silas

1010 – Coffee Break

1030 – Big Daddy Taz

1200 – Lunch

1300 – Anthony McLean

1430 – Break 

1450 – Barb Campbell

1600 – Adjournment 

Guest Speakers

Mental Health in Times of Change with Anthony McLean

Counseling services have seen a 400% increase in people reaching out for help during the COVID-19 crisis. This time of massive change has left many feeling vulnerable and uncertain about the future, but there are scientifically proven skills that can help boost our resiliency so that we can cope with challenges.

In this interactive presentation, Anthony McLean shares practical coping skills for stress as well as the importance of reaching out for help when we’re really struggling. Above all, he reminds us that mental health is a journey we take as a community, and that when we support each other, we break the stigma around mental health and empower those who need it the most.

Audiences will learn:

• The difference between everyday ups and downs, temporary mental health problems, and mental illnesses.

• Healthy coping skills to deal with stress and anxiety.

• The role exercise, sleep, hydration, and nutrition play in mental health.

• How to empower themselves to reach out for help when they need it

Big Daddy Tazz

After 30 years of denying he had the mental illnesses that were controlling his life, Big Daddy Tazz realized that being manic-depressive, attention deficit, and having mild dyslexia could either destroy or enhance his life… it was his choice. 

Often described as “one of the most talented comics in the business”, Big Daddy Tazz has been delighting crowds at fundraisers, corporate events, festivals and on television for more than a decade and a half. Known as the “Bi-Polar Buddha”, Tazz is equal parts comedian and motivational speaker, who likes to enlighten, educate and inspire. As a result, his one-man shows have drawn rave reviews and standing ovations from coast-to-coast.

Barb Campbell 

The Procrastination Epidemic 2021 (understanding your ” why” so you can learn the “how” of overcoming  feelings of guilt overwhelm worry doubt, etc, and start telling your brain how to get things done)

Need a good laugh?

Local 196 will be hosting a virtual education event on May 10, 2021 from 1800-1900 via ZOOM featuring guest speaker Susan Stewart.

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE

Event open to duespayers of Local 196 only.

Registration must be completed using a non-AHS email.

questions? Email Local196Education@una.ca

A hilarious program packed full of laughs about how work and life has changed thanks to the pandemic, comedian Susan Stewart is going to help us celebrate Nurses Week by helping us see the lighter side of life in these challenging times.

Notice of Local meeting: AFL candidates forum: May 3, 2021

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Local 196 will be holding a

meeting on May 3, 2021

via ZOOM

Candidates for the upcoming Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) elections will be present to speak and answer questions. Elections for the positions of AFL President and AFL Secretary-Treasurer will be held during AFL convention May 13-15, 2021.

(Zoom login information for meeting sent via email and available in DMS registration).

Time: 1800-1930h

Meeting is open to all Local 196 members.


Please register for the meeting via DMS.

Please ensure you login to the meeting with your full name so you are identifiable.