The BCGEU/NUPGE was invited to attend a roundtable discussion as part of the federal government's commitment to addressing gender-based violence.
Toronto – October 2, 2017 – UFCW Canada activists join Canadians across the country in extending our thoughts and prayers in the wake of the tragedy in Las Vegas.
(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.
The MGEU is happy to welcome its newest Local today — Animikii Ozoson Child & Family Services, Local 443 — a Winnipeg-based agency that works with families from Ontario First Nations who live in the city.
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.
“It is hypocritical of the colleges, who promise students a good job and a bright future, to turn around and force thousands of contract staff into jobs with low pay, no benefits, and no job security of any kind.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
The Merchants Hotel, also known as “the Merch,” is now being redeveloped into an innovative educational, housing, and retail complex called Merchants Corner.
October is Occupational Therapy Month.
Occupational therapists, often called OTs, are the primary providers of occupational therapy services.
- 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.
Toronto – September 30, 2017 – Statistics Canada’s Census 2016 data reveals that in 2015, 17 percent of Canadian children under the age of 18 lived in low-income households.