Grants & Donations

PEA members are committed to keeping their communities strong. Each year, through the PEA, they give thousands of dollars to charitable organizations to help others in need.

Giving Back

With so many organization helping to make the world a better place, your Association Executive wants to make sure PEA grants and donations funds are distributed to initiatives close to the hearts of our members.

Nominate an organization

Nominations were accepted between Monday, September 24 and Friday, October 5, 2018

Vote for your favourite organizations

Voting for Giving Back 2018 was between Monday, October 22 and Friday, November 9, 2018. 

The Grants and Donations Committee shortlisted organizations (based on geographic regions). Members voted for their favourites via email. 

Winners of Giving Back 2018 can be found to the right.  

 

 

Community Donations

Donations Program

The PEA believes in giving back to the communities where our members live and work and to organizations that make a real difference. As of July 13, 2017 direct appeals will no longer be accepted. If you know of an organization that deserves donation, please consider nominating them through the yearly Giving Back program, which is open to all PEA members. 

 

Giving Back Review

We're reviewing the Giving Back Program. If you'd like to be kept informed about the future of the program please provide your email below. 

Giving Back Program Review









In this section

The PEA was formed in 1974, by a group of professionals working in the public sector. The story goes that the founders of the union mortgaged their houses to fund negotiations of the union’s first collective agreement. 

Now, the PEA is BC’s union for professionals. We represent a wide range of professionals including lawyers, foresters, engineers, agrologists, teachers, veterinarians, fundraisers, physiotherapists, pharmacists, psychologists program managers, librarians and more.

Our union is led by the PEA Executive. They represent members from across the chapters of the PEA and set the overall vision and direction for our union.

Resources for our members

Navigating a union can sometime be a challenging process. Under this section of the website you will find resources to help you navigate the PEA. In the members section you'll find expense claim reimbursements, information on the PEA's scholarship and bursary program and our grants and donations program.

Collective bargaining and job action resources explain the process of collective bargaining and what to do in the unlikely event of job action. 

Local reps can also find resources to help them complete their job more effectively. This includes ways to welcome new members, how to take notes in investigation disciplinary meetings and more.

The heart of our union

The PEA is made up of nine chapters, or groups of members who either work for the same employer or are in the same field of work. Each chapter has an elected executive tasked with running the affairs of the chapter. Each chapter is entitled to representation at the PEA Executive, the governing body of the union. 

Our members work for a range of employers: the Province of BC, the University of Victoria, St. Margaret's School, the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program, the Oil and Gas Commission, the Law Society of BC, Legal Services Society, the Okangan Regional Library and health authorities across BC.

Professionals need unions now more then ever

Since the 1970’s, when the PEA was formed, our mission has been to ensure our members can work in safe, productive environments and receive fair and reasonable wages and benefits for the valuable work they do. We help individuals and groups of professional workers to understand the challenges they face in their workplaces and some of the solutions available to them. 

We work with potential members to become certified as a union and achieve the wages, benefits and respect they deserve. 

The Professional | Volume 45 Issue 1

The Professional is the PEA's award-winning, quarterly magazine for members.

The January/February 2019 issue includes a profile of SMS member Bev Waterfield

Read the January/February 2019 issue

 

 

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