We are the homecare workers of ParaMed. Every day, we care for the sick and vulnerable. We deserve fair wages and more than three sick days. It’s time for ParaMed to GET REAL.

What We Can Do For You

You’ll Be Safe At Work

We know exactly what you go through at work. The pressures and injustices you face, emotionally and financially, will be fixed.

  • We Defend You – We will make sure that you get the support and expertise you need in times of grievance and conflict with your boss. We will be there with our experts fighting your fight and putting your interests above everything else.
  • We Empower You – Strengthen yourself with collective power and level the playing field with your boss. Have the support you need during bad times and the resources you need to grow and flourish.
  • We Guide You – We will guide you every step of the way on how to get the best pay, benefits and the job stability you deserve.

You’ll Get Solutions

Your concerns will be listened to; your needs will be understood; and together, we’ll find solutions.

Member Resource Centre

With the specialists at our Member Resource Centre (MRC), help is a phone call away. We put all our resources at your fingertips. If you need details on your contract, want to escalate a grievance or complaint, or just want some questions answered, the MRC will assist you quickly and efficiently.

Health and Safety

Your Health and Safety is our priority; we give you access to Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) specialists. It can be tricky to apply for WSIB claims, but our specialists support you through the whole process. We’ll make it easy for you.

Pay Equity

In the early 2000s, SEIU Healthcare took the Government of Ontario to court over pay equity. We forced them to pay over $400 million in Pay Equity funding to 100,000 women in the province. You’ll have access to Pay Equity specialists who can show you how to benefit from the latest changes in policy and law.

Your Voice Will be Heard

Your Voice Will be Heard

You’ll get the support and guidance you need to create long-term changes that will ensure you are heard and that your boss will listen to you.

  • We Make Your Issues a Priority for Politicians – We dedicate a lot of time to making our members’ issues a priority for politicians. We work in partnership with the government and the community to find effective solutions for the healthcare workers we represent.
  • Your Voice will be Heard at the Table – You’ll be there with us, meeting with decision-makers at different levels of government. Our members become solution-providers and trustworthy advisors. Together, we will create better working conditions for you and your community.

You’ll Grow and Flourish

A union is only as strong as its members. We offer you numerous opportunities to grow as an individual and as a professional. You’ll have every opportunity to become a part of the solution.

Become a Member Leader

We give you the opportunity to be a part of our Member Leadership and Development Program so that you can become a community leader and political activist.

Educational Resources

You and your family will have free access to a wealth of knowledge provided through our ongoing education and professional development courses offered both online and offline.

Grow Your Network

Each year, we host a variety of seminars, conferences and social events that will expand your network to give you more opportunities.

Access to Scholarships

You and your family members will have access to a wide range of scholarships to support your ambitions and further your education.

You'll Grow and Flourish

Benefits that Last a Lifetime

SEIU Healthcare members have access to many benefits through the bargaining process. We’ll work hard so you can maximize on your decision to be a part of the SEIU Healthcare family.

Pension Plans

SEIU Healthcare members are enrolled in several different pension plans, including the Nursing Homes & Related Industries Pension Plan (NHRIPP), The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) and the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS). These give our members a chance to retire with dignity.

SEIU Savings Program

SEIU Healthcare members receive reduced rates on popular products and services. Savings include: home and auto insurance, cell phone plans, retail products, events, long-term care insurance, critical illness insurance plan, union members mortgage planning program, life insurance, real estate members’ savings program, and lots more.