The SH Group was formed in 1999 and is comprised of nine (9) different professions: Dentistry (DE), Medicine (MD), Nursing (NU), Nutrition and Dietetics (ND), Occupational and Physical Therapy (OP), Pharmacy (PH), Psychology (PS), Social Work (SW), and Veterinary Medicine (VM). One of the main duties of the SH Group Executive is to deal with collective bargaining issues and monitor the implementation of our collective agreement. The SH Group also aims to further the professional interests of its members.

The Bargaining Committee is a committee of the Group Executive. The members of the Bargaining Committee shall act on behalf of the Group in bargaining the Collective Agreement with the employer. The Bargaining Committee shall keep the Group Executive informed of the progress of negotiations.

R6.9.6.8 The Bargaining Committee shall normally include five (5) nurses and one (1) psychologist. The last two (2) positions shall be filled by representatives of the smaller groups (Dentistry, Nutrition and Dietetics, Medicine, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Social Work, and Veterinary Medicine.

The SH Bargaining Group requires the following:

2 Nurses from other Departments
2 members from other professions, not already represented, i.e.: ND, PH, SW, DE, VM, MD.

So, if you are a Regular member and wish to be a voice for the interests of your profession, department, or region, please send your expression of interest to Linda Rochefort at, by August 11, 2017 12:00 PM, Ottawa time.

Once selected, the members will be notified before the next SH Group Executive meeting, which is scheduled on September 23, 2017.


SH Elections Committee

Gerry Saunders - Chair
Brian Harvey
Judy Halladay