March is Pharmacy Appreciation Month!

OPSEU Local 101 is proud to celebrate Pharmacy Appreciation Month during March

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It’s time to celebrate the pharmacy community and the role pharmacists play, day in and day out! That’s why this March Pharmacy Awareness Month, the annual national campaign that shines a spotlight on all things pharmacy, is moving from ‘awareness’ to ‘appreciation’ to better reflect and celebrate the extraordinary role pharmacists play in health care, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us in celebrating Pharmacy Appreciation Month and all the reasons pharmacy is so special! Click on the link below to learn more about this vital profession:

March is Child Life Month!

OPSEU local 101 is proud to celebrate the profession of Child Life during the Month of March.

The Child Life Profession: A Unique Way to Work with Children – UConn  Center for Career Development

Child Life Specialists help children and families cope with the stressors associated with hospitalization. They use various teaching resources to help prepare patients for procedures, teach kids coping and distraction techniques and provide developmental and expressive play opportunities. 

Learn more about the Child Life profession below:

March 1-7 is Social Work Week!

OPSEU local 101 is proud to celebrate Social Work Week!

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Each year communities and organizations across Canada take time in March to recognize the hard work, dedication and compassion of social workers. In Ontario, we honour the compassion and strength of these caring professionals during the first week of March. 

Learn more about the Social Work profession below:

February 14th is National Cardiology Technologist Day!

OPSEU local 101 is proud to celebrate National Cardiology Technologist Day on February 14th!

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Cardiology Technologist Day is celebrated annually on February 14th to highlight the important role of the profession in the diagnosis and treatment of heart arrhythmias and heart disease. Cardiology technologists perform a variety of non-invasive cardiac diagnostic tests. These include performing and interpreting electrocardiograms (ECGs), Holter Monitors (monitors for arrhythmias), exercise stress testing and blood pressure monitoring as well as assisting with pacemaker programming and cardiac device monitoring.

Learn more about the profession of Cardiology Technologist below:

February is Therapeutic Recreation Month!

OPSEU local 101 is proud to celebrate National Therapeutic Recreation Month during the month of February!


Recreation Therapists are allied health professionals who work in a variety of health care settings. Recreation Therapists use recreation, leisure, and play as treatment modalities to support purposeful and meaningful interventions that are based on individual strengths and values, and are guided by assessments. 

Learn more about the profession of Recreation Therapists below:

February is Psychology Month!

OPSEU local 101 is proud to celebrate National Psychology Month during the month of February!


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Psychology Month is celebrated every February to highlight the contributions of Canadian psychologists and to show Canadians how psychology works to help – people live healthy and happy lives, their communities flourish, their employers create better workplaces, and their governments develop effective policies.

Learn more about the profession of Psychologists by clicking the link below:

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 🙂