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CAUT makes submission to Copyright Board consultations


(Ottawa – 2 October, 2017) The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has made recommendations to the federal government’s consultations on the efficiency of the Copyright Board of Canada.

The Board’s administration of copyright law in Canada has a profound impact on CAUT members and the education system as a whole. However, engaging the Board in its current structure is complex and expensive. 

“There is little to be gained by increasing the efficiency of the Board, if public-interest stakeholders continue to be excluded from the process,” says CAUT executive director David Robinson. “We are calling for wider participation by groups who are currently shut out by cost. More voices need to be heard. ”

The consultation closed on September 29. Read CAUT’s submission here

UFCW Canada and I Love First Peoples celebrate Kitiganik students

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Rapid Lake, Que. – October 2, 2017 – On September 28, UFCW Canada activists joined indigenous leaders and volunteers from I Love First Peoples for a celebration of the students at Kitiganik School in Rapid Lakes, Quebec, who recently created Traditional Territory Plaques to honour the ancestral lands on which UFCW Canada Local Union offices are located.

Occupational Therapy Month

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October is Occupational Therapy Month.

Occupational therapists, often called OTs, are the primary providers of occupational therapy services. 

OTs are:

  • university educated professionals that apply their specialized knowledge and skills to recommend a course of preventive or corrective action that will help people lead more productive and satisfying lives,
  • trained to understand not only the medical and physical limitations of a disability or injury, but also the psychosocial factors that affect the functioning of the whole person – their health and their wellness, and
  • a regulated medical profession; occupational therapists must be registered with their provincial regulator in order to practice legally in Canada.

Congratulations to all OT’s!!

Please visit the CAOT website for more information.

SEIU-West Celebrates Food Services Week: October 1-7!

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We are proud to recognize Food Services Workers for their essential contribution to the health care team. To highlight the important work of those who provide nutritious meals to patients, clients and residents, we’d like to share two of our member’s experiences as Food Service Workers.