Disability Service Professionals
Week 2021

Disability Support Workers (DSWs) make the difference in the lives of their participants/residents every single day. Through a joke, a dance, a simple gesture, you brighten up the lives of those you care for. Coming to work with a positive attitude, energy and patience day after day is nothing short of amazing!


Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

The first years of a child's life are crucial to their overall development. Early childhood educators lead children in activities to stimulate and develop their intellectual, physical and emotional growth and ensure their security and well-being.  We know that early childhood educators are a precious commodity in the future development and success of our next generation.

To Celebrate Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day, email [email protected] a pic of you with your favorite childhood book and tell us who read it to you or tell us a story about your favourite Early Childhood Educator by May 19 for your chance to win a gift card! 


Winners of NCC Gift Card Draw 2021

To celebrate Nursing week, SEIU-West's Nursing Care Committee drew 20 prize winners to each receive a $50 gift card.

Thank you to everyone who entered, may you have a wonderful week of celebrations!

And the winners are..................

Youth Worker Day 2021

Help us celebrate Youth Worker Day by telling us about someone who impacted your life in a positive way when you were a youth. Email [email protected] your story by May 13th for a chance to win a prize!


Help us celebrate Youth Worker Day by sharing a "youth filter" photo of you on this FB thread by May 13 for your chance to win a prize.

Thank you to Youth Workers, you shape what adults we end up having and being in this world!

                       And be sure to read about our Youth Care Worker Tristan!   

Celebrate Nursing Week 2021!

The SEIU-West Nursing Care Committee (NCC) wants to celebrate the work that Licensed Practical Nurses, Continuing Care Assistants and Direct Care Workers/Personal Support Workers do to care for our clients/patients/residents with a giveaway draw.

Contest! Medical Laboratory Week April 11 - 18, 2021

It’s National Medical Laboratory Week, a time to reflect on the health care professionals who work behind the scenes to help diagnose everything from cancer to diabetes to COVID-19.

To celebrate, take the opportunity to learn a bit of the terminology our members working in medical labs use every day with this crossword puzzle contest! Send a picture of yourself holding your completed Medical Lab Week crossword puzzle to [email protected] by Friday, April 16, 2021 at 5PM, for your chance to win a gift card! Download a printable PDF copy of the puzzle here, and if you're stuck, find a link to the answer key here.


Education Week: 2020

From November 22-28, SEIU-West is proud to recognize and celebrate Education Week!

SEIU-West is pleased to acknowledge the work that Education Assistants, Library Technicians, Custodians, Tradespeople, Food Service Workers, Administrative Assistants, and School Bus Drivers do to prepare students for tomorrow. The SEIU-West education team ensure our children experience quality education by:

  • Assisting teachers to provide tailor-made education for students;
  • Ensuring school offices and administrative details run smoothly;
  • Providing healthy meals to keep young minds strong;
  • Driving and maintaining the buses so our children make it home safely; and
  • Creating safe schools and grounds for students to enjoy.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, Education Workers are going above and beyond to ensure the safety of students. We know you’re working hard, and are often faced with inadequate plans from our government – as with all front line workers during COVID-19, you should have a wage supplement to demonstrate the value you bring to our communities during these trying times. We continue to work on this front and hope you will connect with your newly elected MLA on this issue as well.

In recognition of our Education team, we encourage you to participate in the Education Week Contest!

Let us know about an Education Worker (must be a SEIU-West member) who goes above and beyond in their work – you and your nominee could win a gift card or SEIU-West swag!

Enter the contest by November 29, 2020 to [email protected] for your chance to win!


Celebrate Medical Radiation Technologist (MRT) Week!

Celebrate Medical Radiation Technologist (MRT) Week!!

For the week of November 8-14, SEIU-West is proud to celebrate the important role of MRTs in health care.

The work of MRTs are vital for quality patient care as MRTs perform imaging and radiation-related therapy, which is so often needed in our public health care system. MRTs deliver safe and professional care by relying on the important skills and experience they’ve gained in their line of work and education – MRTs will start IVs, prepare equipment, perform biopsies, angiograms, feeding tube placements and support a proper diagnosis for their patients – just to name a few responsibilities!

In recognition of their valued work, SEIU-West invites you to participate in the MRT Week Contest! We ask that you tell us – why MRTs are vital to the health care team? Email [email protected] with your answer, and you’ll be entered to win a Visa gift card or SEIU-West swag!

Contest Deadline: November 15, 2020

Want to be featured as a MRT Frontline Hero? Fill out a profile here – be sure to include a photo! 

Good luck!!

Celebrate Community Worker Appreciation Day November 6!

SEIU-West is proud to recognize the dedicated members who work in the community-based organization (CBO) sector.

In celebration of Community Worker Appreciation Day, SEIU-West CBO workers joined their fellow CBO workers from across Saskatchewan for their online 2020 CBO Worker Conference on November 5, 2020.

Hosted by the CBO Committee comprised of SGEU, CUPE, and SEIU-West members, the day gave the chance for CBO workers to dig deeper in order to improve their working lives and the vital care they provide to others.

This discussion led to a deeper dive into how to better understand the six basic human needs – certainty, variety, significance, love/connection, growth, contribution – and how communication improves when we understand which of these six needs is motivating ourselves and others around us.

Our members told us that the speaker, Natasha Finell-Sukarukoff, was enjoyable and made the content fun and relatable. One attendee said: This day allowed me to pause and reflect on how the pandemic has affected me and that self-care is not selfishness. Taking care of myself means I can be better at taking care of others.

We’re delighted CBO workers were able to gather in solidarity and we can’t thank them enough for their dedication in the work they do – whether that be in a group home, a crisis centre, a child care facility, or an addictions treatment centre – the work they do is invaluable!

In recognition of Community Worker Appreciation Day, SEIU-West invites you to enter our contest! Let us know why CBO workers are important to your community – by entering, you could win a Visa gift card or SEIU-West swag!

Email your entries to [email protected] – the deadline to enter is November 13, 2020!




Celebrate Home Care Month!

November is Home Care Month and SEIU-West is proud to celebrate alongside our valued Home Care members.

Home Care is an essential part of our health care system – it allows people to stay in the comfort of their home while ensuring their health care needs are met. Health Care Providers who work in Home Care visit clients’ homes to ensure they have assistance with their personal care including medication administration or assistance, dressing changes, oral care as well as non-medical needs such as bathing and meal preparation. Importantly, those who work in Home Care also provide valued relationships that enhance clients’ lives. As many clients face the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, these relationships are especially vital. It’s no wonder those who provide home care services are called frontline heroes.

Yet those in power have seen home care services cut by 8% since 2014 in Saskatchewan – it is vital that we connect with our newly elected MLAs to let them know this important service for seniors must be restored.

In recognition of Home Care Month, we invite you to participate in our contest! Let us know how a Home Care Worker has benefited your wellbeing – those who enter could win a Visa gift card or SEIU-West swag! Please note: only SEIU-West members are eligible to enter.

Please send your entry to [email protected] – the deadline to enter is December 1, 2020.

To all our SEIU-West Home Care Health Care Providers, we thank you!!


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