Nominate an outstanding UNA member for the Bread & Roses Award

United Nurses of Alberta members who demonstrate leadership, the true spirit of solidarity, unionism, and the advancement of social justice at the local, district or provincial level are now eligible to be nominated by their coworkers for UNA's Bread & Roses Award.

The deadline to submit nominations for the annual award is September 1, 2024. Nomination forms should be submitted to

The nomination form requires the nominee’s name, local, current address, as well as the names of two nominators. All active members in good standing of UNA are eligible to be nominated.

Relevant accomplishments listed in the nomination form may include involvement by the nominee at the local, district and provincial level, leadership in influencing the growth of UNA through policy development, decision making, public awareness, and work empowering members though mentorship and policy development.

The award recipient will be determined by members of the UNA Executive Board, who will review all submitted nominations after the September 1 deadline.

The award winner is chosen by secret ballot at the September meeting of the Executive Board and the announcement is normally made during the Annual General Meeting.

This year’s award recipient will be announced at the UNA AGM being held in October 2024 in Edmonton.

Past Bread & Roses Award recipients:

2020: Karen Kuprys, Local 154 (Youville Home)

2021: Marie Corns, Local 80 (High River General Hospital)

2022: Orissa Shima, Local 85 (Sturgeon Community Hospital)

2023: Diane Lantz, Local 1 (Peter Lougheed Centre)