Health Sector

Health Care Providers Week - October 23-27, 2017

Continuing Care Assistants' Day - May 12, 2017

CCAs provide high-quality, personalized care to Saskatchewan families

Continuing Care Assistants (CCAs) bring a wealth of skill, commitment and caring to health care in Saskatchewan.
May 12, 2017, is designated Continuing Care Assistants’ Day. This is an opportunity to recognize the vital contribution CCAs make to health care.  Growing to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex and sophisticated health system, CCAs, once known as Special Care Aides, are trained, skilled professionals who make quality, personalized care a reality.
As a key member of the public health care team, CCAs bring their medical education and training, as well as their experience and compassion to their work with patients, clients and residents. Whether you are in a hospital, long-term care home, or receiving home care, you will find CCAs working hard to provide the highest quality care.
Join us in recognizing the allied nursing staff of Saskatchewan. We especially want to thank the CCAs who are members of SGEU and who we are proud to represent.

Licensed Practical Nurses' Day - May 13, 2017

Recognizing the high-quality, professional care LPNs provide to Saskatchewan families

This week, we pay tribute to the dedication and excellence of a crucial component of our public health care team - Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs).
May 13, 2017 is designated Licensed Practical Nurses’ Day, and it gives us an opportunity to learn more about and appreciate the experience, knowledge and skill that LPNs bring to health care in our province.
Licensed Practical Nurses in Saskatchewan have evolved and expanded their role in the past two decades.  An intensive, two-year medical program fully equips LPNs to provide high-quality, skilled and professional care to patients, residents and clients.  LPNs work in all facets of the public health system, from acute care to home care and long-term care.
As a licensed and regulated professional group, LPNs provide a high-standard of care, and bring a practical, hands-on approach to their work that is highly-valued within the health care team. We all benefit from the compassion, commitment and knowledge that LPNs contribute to health care in our province.
Join us in recognizing the allied nursing staff of Saskatchewan, and in particular, in extending a sincere 'Thank you!’ to the LPNs who are such an important part of SGEU.


American Income Life has been in business for over 25 years in Canada and is a 100% union insurance company dedicated to working families.

The SGEU Health Sector has signed a group policy with American Income Life (AIL in Canada) to provide no-cost benefits to members in our sector.  The participation in this initiative provides the following:

There is also an opportunity for members to purchase additional supplemental insurance but this is absolutely optional.  Some members may participate and others may choose not to.

We were assured that there would be no high-pressure sales tactics utilized.  (Again, there is no obligation to purchase additional insurance.)  If a member is not comfortable having the AIL representative in their home, then arrangements can be made to meet with the agent in a public location close to their home.

Members are encouraged to fill in and submit a card in order to designate a beneficiary to the AD&D benefit.  Claims that are made payable to an estate, are oftentimes taxable.

If a member or their spouse/dependent child dies accidentally, contact is made with the AIL Public Relations Representative so a claim can be processed.  All AIL needs is a copy of the death certificate and proof it was an accident (coroner’s report, or in the case of a publicized accident, a copy of a news article that states the deceased name).  AIL will also get confirmation from the SGEU office confirming the deceased was a member of the SGEU Health Sector.  A cheque is usually available to the beneficiary/estate in 3 weeks.

SGEU Health Sector members are covered under this AD&D policy by virtue of being a memberMembers do not have to return the card to be covered with this benefit.  This initiative is seen as a positive opportunity for our members.  There are other sectors within the SGEU that are participating as well.  For more FAQ`s click here.

Mailing Address:

Box 187
Nipawin, SK  S0E 1E0
Phone: (306) 862-5289

Health Sector Executive Members:

Kim Nordmarken, Chairperson
Tracy Sauer, Vice-Chairperson
Sharri Laczko, Secretary
Diane Ralph, Treasurer
Bonnie Erickson, Vice-President to Provincial Council

Important Dates:

Sep. 30:  Bursary Deadline
Oct. 27 - Nov. 2: Health Care Providers' Week

Health Sector Standing Committees:  

Click here for the latest bargaining report called Changes to extended health plan - November 4, 2014

On December 18th, the SGEU Health Provider Negotiating Committee reached a tentative agreement with SAHO and the Health Region Employers.

Members of the Health Provider bargaining unit have voted to accept the tentative agreement between SGEU and the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO).  Below are some of the highlights.

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