Imagine where one small act makes a huge difference. The BC Nurses’ Union has partnered with The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council and 50 other organizations to participate in the grassroots movement, Change Day, taking place this year on Friday, November 17, 2017.
The campaign’s goal is to mobilize positive action for change in BC by asking nurses and other health care workers to pledge action towards the cause. Change Day is a global movement that began in 2013 in England and has since been launched around the world.
The first Change Day in BC happened on October 15, 2015, and inspired over 7,800 pledges from every corner of the province, and every area of care.
There are many ways you can become a champion for change. Watch for Change Day activities in your workplace or contact your regional lobby coordinator, mental health or OH&S representative to participate. Members are also encouraged to watch for updates on BCNU’s social media channels and can pledge online by visiting Change Day BC. Members are encouraged to take the time to complete their pledge, picking something that is meaningful to them, or something they are passionate about.
BCNU’s participation in the campaign has officially launched today, the beginning of Mental Health and Substance Use Week, with a blog featuring acting president, Christine Sorensen. She has also personally pledged to talk to nurses about work-life balance to promote their psychological health and safety.
Lastly, BCNU has been leading the way to make health care settings healthier through the CSA. In our recent collective agreement, BCNU successfully advocated for mandatory enactment of the CSA Psychological Health and Safety Standard – a first in Canada.
Watch for more BCNU provincial council pledges on BCNU’s social media channels.
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