Members Stories

“I did a lot of protests in high school and elementary school, like supporting teacher and LGBTQ rights. The funniest one was to change hotdog buns from whole wheat back to white...
“At my hospital, we were all very excited to see that there’s ‘contracting in’ happening at the North Island Hospital for housekeepers. We want to see that happen for us, and it...
“I work with seniors. Every morning at 6:45, we have a meeting with the nurses about what’s new with the residents, and what needs to be done that day. In the morning, we get...
“It’s been impressive how much people have done the social distancing. Not everybody believes what the province has done is right. Some feel we’ve gone too far. However, up north...
“There’s two major components to what I do. One is getting accurate results to help diagnose patients. Another aspect is patient contact. I’m often the first person to talk to a...
“They won’t let visitors in yet, and personally, I feel really bad for the residents. So, I always say good morning when I go into their rooms and talk to them a little bit. One...
“Wearing a mask all day makes it difficult to communicate with hard-of-hearing residents, who rely on reading lips. But together, we figure it out. I make sure to keep on doing...
“When I came to Canada back in 1981, I worked in a hospital cafeteria for about 20 years. Then I started to work as a Housekeeper at a seniors’ home. I took the job there so I...
“If a patient is COVID positive, we treat them with respect, dignity, and use the proper precaution. It was a panic at the beginning, but it’s not as hard or scary anymore. I’m...
“I love my job. I love helping and talking to people. I was a photographer for 27 years with my own studio and business in Dubai. I was the first professional female photographer...