Health Care

OPSEU health care members


We are approximately 3,607 members, composed of 22 paramedic services, 4 BPS Central Ambulance Communications Centres (CACCs) and 10 OPS CACCs. The Ambulance Act and its associated regulations govern land ambulance paramedic services delivery, CACCs, paramedics and ambulance communication officers.
Sector 19 includes members employed predominantly in the provision of collection, screening, laboratory or other diagnostic services and all other support services in agencies or organizations other than public hospitals.
Sector 17 includes locals or units whose members are employed predominantly as health care professionals and paramedical employees in community-based health care. They are employed by the LHINs, public health, community addiction services, acquired brain injury services, community nursing, hospice, fertility clinics, community living, support services, respite and palliative care.
This is OPSEU/SEFPO's largest health care cluster representing more than 25,000 members in 107 bargaining units in 84 hospitals and among more than 250 health professions. We began in 1969, when medical technologists at Peterborough Civic Hospital joined OPSEU/SEFPO.
Sector 11 represents approximately 3,000 health care workers in hospitals in clerical and service capacities, as well as nursing. Our group was one of the founding sectors of the broader public sector committee in OPSEU/SEFPO.
Sector 8 has 32 locals and approximately 3,500 members. We monitor changes in legislation, funding relating to long-term care, retirement and related facilities, as well as health and safety for our members. We also offer support to our locals.
The division was founded in 2001 to provide a strong, cohesive voice within OPSEU/SEFPO to promote awareness and treatment of mental health and addiction issues. We represent just over 8,000 members in public hospitals, which were formerly known as provincial psychiatric hospitals, as well as community mental and addiction health agencies.