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Team Up Campaign

During the 2018 provincial election, members participated in a door-to-door canvassing and phone banking campaign called Team Up. Members spoke to their fellow colleagues about the importance of voting and educated them on how different political party’s platforms could affect the healthcare industry.

Nearly 500 SEIU Healthcare activists were on the ground encouraging other members to get out and vote and addressed issues that would impact them and their colleagues.

Below you can hear from several of our members who were involved about what this experience taught them and what their visions are for future member engagement.

Team Up

“The reason why it’s important for me to canvass is to bring awareness. Not only in the community but also to take it to my workplace.”

Eulalee Robinson, PSW, Winbourne Park-Revera Long Term Care

Team Up Campaign Members’ Stories


Jocelyn Borras

Jocelyn Borras is a full-time registered practical nurse (RPN) at Cooksville Care Centre in Mississauga, Ont. She says she enjoys canvassing during Team Up campaigns because she can track her own growth as a leader and see other members come together as a team for change.

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Koffi Agbogbe

Koffi Agbogbe is a personal support worker (PSW) at Manor Marochel in Ottawa, Ont. He has canvassed with Team Up twice and shares his thoughts on speaking with members about the importance of voting.

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Jill McEnaney

Jill McEnaney works full-time in Kawartha Participation Projects at the City of Kawartha Lakes. As an experienced canvasser, Jill explains the importance of voting in Peterborough.

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Lori Coones

Lori Coones is a registered practical nurse (RPN) at Applewood Retirement Residence in Peterborough, Ont. Being more a reserved individual, Lori says she was glad to have been involved with Team Up during the 2018 provincial election and reveals how it changed her perspective on voting.

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