Who We Are

SEIU Healthcare, Canada’s healthcare union, represents over 60,000 frontline healthcare workers in the hospital, long-term care, and community and care sector. Our mission is to protect and advocate for our diverse membership.

For over 70 years, we have brought your voice to essential platforms to ensure your concerns and issues are at the centre of all crucial conversations. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our members inside and outside their workplaces.

Through our bold initiatives, we aim to educate, empower, and unify our members through leadership and training programs.

Our Members

SEIU Healthcare’s diverse membership works in a variety of classifications in the healthcare system, including:

  • Activity aides
  • Clerical support
  • Developmental services workers
  • Dietary aides
  • Housekeepers
  • Lab technicians
  • Maintenance workers
  • Registered nurses
  • Registered practical nurses
  • Social workers
  • And more

Member Testimonials

We were overwhelmed with happiness when the Appreciation Car Rally visited our workplace. It showed the union’s endless support and solidarity. I turned to my colleague next to me, and she was beaming with a smile and tears in her eyes because it meant so much to her.

Greta Glanville

It was amazing to see SEIU Healthcare’s officers and staff drive all around northern Ontario to visit every single unit here. We know we are quite far away from the GTA, but regardless of the distance they still came out to show their appreciation.

Cathy Bishop
The union was very supportive when we met with MPP Jennie Stevens. They provided us with the platform we needed to discuss our concerns and ensure our voices were being heard. MPP Stevens took our issues and stories to the public and Queen’s Park.
Rafal Fratczak
Our spirits were pretty down witnessing so many people we cared about getting sick from COVID-19. The support we received from the Appreciation Car Rally was heartwarming and uplifting. The rally the union organized drew much-needed media attention to Grace Villa. After this, our employers finally started listening to us, and we began to see changes in our workplace.
Lisa Pattison