It matters! UNA Annual General Meeting set for October 23-25 in Edmonton

United Nurses of Alberta’s Annual General Meeting is set for October 23 to October 25 at the EXPO Centre in Edmonton.

The theme of this year’s AGM: It Matters!

More than 1,000 UNA delegates, observers, staff members and others from throughout Alberta are expected to participate in the union’s most important business meeting of the year.

The meeting will be called to order at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23. Shortly after that, UNA President Heather Smith will deliver her annual report to the membership, followed by reports from the unions’ directors of Labour Relations, Finance and Information Systems. 

At 1 p.m., Hon. Danielle Larivee, Alberta’s Minister of Children’s Services and Minister for the Statue of Women, a Registered Nurse and former UNA activist, will address the delegates on the question, “Do politics matter to nurses?”

On Wednesday, October 24, delegates and other participants are expected to hear greetings from Hon. Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta, at 11:30 a.m.

Delegates will also hear on Wednesday from Gil McGowan, president of the Alberta Federation of Labour, Linda Silas, president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, and conduct union business.

On Thursday, the final day of the AGM, delegates will hear from Minister of Health Sarah Hoffman at 10:20 a.m. At 1:00 p.m., motivational speaker Linda Edgecombe will speak about how to move from distraction and being overwhelmed to engagement and resiliency. Delegates will also deal with committee reports before adjourning at 4:30 p.m.

Delegates will also vote in a scheduled election for the position of secretary-treasurer.