Archives for 2020

Attention all OPSEU 101 members!

General Membership Meeting

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

18:00 via Zoom Videoconference

(Zoom link will be sent by email)

This should be a quick meeting as we just need to approve the budget and do a couple quick announcements. Thank you for supporting your local! 


All those that tune in to the Zoom meeting will be entered into a draw for several $50 gas cards!


Nov 23 – 29 is National Kinesiology Week!

OPSEU local 101 is proud to celebrate National Kinesiology Week and our team of dedicated Kinesiologists! 


Kinesiologists are human movement specialists. These specialists are also a resource for those who are struggling with problems like anxiety, depression, mental illness, diabetes, back pain or blood pressure problems. Kinesiologists can design a personalized training plan and thus improve their clients’ health. They work in a variety of roles in health promotion, sports training, rehabilitation, occupational health and safety, ergonomics, disability management, research and sports medicine. 


Watch this video to learn more about how kinesiologists help their clients: 

Nov 8 – 14 is Medical Radiation Technologist Week!

OPSEU local 101 is proud to celebrate MRT Week and our team of dedicated Medical Radiation Technologists! #MRTWeek2020


MRTs deliver professional imaging and radiation-related treatment services with a caring touch, allowing patients to fully benefit from the latest in medical diagnostic and treatment technology. 


Here’s a great video that describes the MRT professions and how they are integral to the pandemic response…check it out! 



Oct 27th is World Occupational Therapy Day!

OPSEU local 101 is proud to celebrate Occupational Therapy Day and our team of dedicated Occupational Therapists.

World OT Day 2020

Occupational therapists, often called OTs, are the primary providers of occupational therapy services. OTs are:
  • university educated professionals that apply their specialized knowledge and skills to recommend a course of preventive or corrective action that will help people lead more productive and satisfying lives,
  • trained to understand not only the medical and physical limitations of a disability or injury, but also the psychosocial factors that affect the functioning of the whole person – their health and their wellness, and 
  • a regulated medical profession; occupational therapists must be registered with their provincial regulator in order to practice legally in Canada.

Occupational therapists work in a variety of settings including: home and community, institutions (including hospitals), industry, business and government.  

Watch the video below to learn more about OTs and the valuable work they do 🙂


Oct 25 – 31 is Respiratory Therapy Week

OPSEU local 101 is proud to celebrate Respiratory Therapy Week and our team of dedicated Respiratory Therapists.

Working across Canada’s healthcare system, respiratory therapists provide essential care to patients of all ages. They are highly trained health professionals dedicated to providing the best possible cardio-respiratory care by staying at the forefront of all available research and technology.  They use their expertise in the assessment and management of respiratory diseases, in patient and family education, and in the resuscitation and stabilization of critically ill or injured patients. Respiratory therapists work in hospitals, in clinics and in the community to help members of your community breathe easier.

This year, more than ever, our health care system is relying on respiratory therapists. As frontline workers, they have been tirelessly providing care to those infected by COVID-19. The nature of their role and the care they provide requires them to be work alongside critically ill patients, often performing life sustaining procedures at the patient’s head – the most infectious region for providing patient care during a respiratory pandemic.

Respiratory therapists have also played important roles behind the front lines of the pandemic. They have been instrumental in preparing at every level: advising government, mobilizing supplies, designing pandemic ventilators and adjusting protocols to best function under the parameters of this new, highly contagious infection. And, they have continued to provide essential care to a wide range of patients across our health care system who have not been afflicted by COVID-19.


Learn more about the Respiratory Therapist profession!

Oct 18-24 is Spiritual and Religious Care Awareness Week

OPSEU local 101 is proud to celebrate Spiritual and Religious Care Awareness Week and our team of dedicated Chaplains.

Spiritual and religious care is about listening, clarifying and offering spiritual direction to those in need. When one is scared, lonely, confused, angry or disillusioned, spiritual and religious care providers offer counsel and support.

Across Canada thousands of dedicated spiritual and religious care providers of all faiths work in specialized settings such as hospitals, long term care facilities, correctional facilities, mental health centres, and facilities for people with developmental disabilities. OPSEU Local 101 celebrates Chaplains and the important role these fellow union members play in our hospital.


Check out this video to learn more about the Chaplain profession:


Labour Day Draw Winners for 2020!

Happy Labour Day to all OPSEU Local 101 members!


A randomized draw was held to select the winners of a gift card. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! Pick up times for the gift cards at all campuses will be announced in the next couple weeks…stay tuned.

To learn more about why Canadians celebrate Labour Day, watch this short video 🙂


Abdoulrahmanpour Shamim
Anstett Kathy
Arrieta Fernando
Austin Tera
Balcomb Daniel
Bencak Nancy
Bender Mary Ann
Berger Jamie
Bergeron Nicole
Blazek Veronica
Bondy Kristal
Boyce Scott
Boyce Catherine Anne
Bradford Cheri
Brewer Sean
Brown Brandon
Cameron Amanda
Carr Alyssa
Cercone Kayla
Cerovec Kaitlyn
Chea Mary
Chittle Elizabeth
Cusinato Robert P
Danelon Justin
Deklaj Rowena
Deluca-Guarnaccia Sara
Dicarlo Vincent
Ditouras Joanna
Dodge Kelly-Ann
Dumo Peter
Dunmore Lorraine
Dutot Todd
Embree Megan
Fazekas Effie
Fettes Marla
Forfitt Jennifer
Fraser Kelly
Fung Jackie
Galvan Nancy
Gamble Joanne
Garrod Matthew
Gemmell Amanda
Gomes Jena A
Gutoskie Byron
Hamel Sandra
Hettrick Melissa
Hooper David
Huczel Ann Marie
Jaber Sierra
Jones Laurie
King Bethany
Kujundzic Maja
Lachance Brenna
Laframboise Lisa
Lan-Hing-Ming Dorothy
Larsen Heidi Marie
Laurie Emmanuela
Leblanc Margaret
Ledoux Mike J
Lee Shirley
Lenover Mairi
Little Melissa
Lopes Michael
Magic Mary
Mariani Nicholas
Matharu Manmander
McCarton Claudia
McNamara Laura
Meseck Paulette M
Najor Marie
Nicholls Darlene
Nicholson Katherine
Nolan Donna J
Nugent Jennifer
Ouellette Harold A
Owchar Kevin
Pelle Kristina
Perrone Mira
Pollard Lana K
Purton Sean
Rauth Julie
Rayes Sabine
Remington Lisa
Renaud Laura
Reshwen Lisa
Robinson Stephanie M
Sanford Jennifer
Sassine Danielle
Senay Brett
Shanahan Katelyn
Sobhi Alexander
Spadafora Vesna
Strong Kelly
Ta Anh
Tazzman Donald
Tullio Jessica
Walsh Nicole
Williams Shawna
Woolson Courtney
Zagar Joseph
Zanetti Amy

OPSEU presents Donations to 5 local organizations


OPSEU local 101’s Donation Committee was

pleased to recently present $1000 to each of

these five deserving local charities!


House of Sophrosyne


Autism Services Inc. 


Launch Pad Recovery Center


Alzheimer Society


Street Help Homeless Centre 

OPSEU Local 101 Scholarship Recipients

OPSEU Local 101 is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 scholarships:


Alaina Hannagan

Andrew Hebert

Audrey Mackay-Barr

Daniel Gidillini

Emma Nicholls

Hanna Jaglarz

Jonathan Grebe

Mathieu April

Sevana Rennert

Shaily Brahmbhatt




The 2020 scholarship applicants were outstanding! This year we had 21 applicants. They all demonstrated a strong work ethic, community involvement, high level of achievement as well as exhibited commitment and determination towards their career goals. The application review process proved to be very difficult and after much deliberation the ten (10) recipients were selected.  We would like to recognize all the applicants at this time and wish everyone the best of luck in their upcoming academic year. We encourage applicants that may have not been chosen this year to reapply in the future. Only the selected recipients will be contacted.

-OPSEU Local 101 Scholarship Committee

Photos from Team HDGH Stand Strong June 11, 2020

Media coverage: Windsor Star video post