SUN believes that through education, encouragement, and empowerment, knowledge leads to understanding and action.
As leaders in healthcare, SUN members have the passion and determination to create change and to make a difference – for our patients, our profession, our colleagues and our union. It is this passion and knowledge that makes our union strong and builds the foundation of our education program.
SUN offers multiple education sessions throughut the year, including virtual and in-person opportunities (when appropriate). These education sessions are free for members and cover a variety of subjects, including professional practice, labour relations and the function of the union. Educational opportunities range from annual conferences and schools, sessions focused on topical and relevant issues facing the registered nursing profession, and our Leadership Education Series.
SUN also offers member information sessions throughout the year. These sessions cover union processes, labour relations, and professional practice issues that members are facing, as well as mental health and wellness topics. These sessions are always timely and address issues that impact members in real time.
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Educational Opportunities and Events
POWER Conference - POWER Conference 2021 "Caring for One, Caring for All" was a day-long virtual event focusing its lens on care close to home by examining the burning issues facing healthcare, including cultural sensitivity, and how the political and societal environment impact the registered nursing profession.
Leadership Education Series - Our Leadership Education Series is designed to provide our Local Leaders with the tools and resources to advocate for and protect the rights of SUN members in the workplace. Throughout the year, members of Local Leadership have the opportunity to attend a series of workshops tailored to discuss, clarify and support each role.
External Education Opportunities - SUN is proud to be affiliated with a variety of organizations and associations in nursing and in the labour movement. Throughout the year, these affiliates offer educational opportunities that are available to SUN members.