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October is Occupational Therapy Month

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October is Occupational Therapy Month and October 27 is World Occupational Therapist Day

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  and MSOT websites for more information.

Brew up these UFCW-made products on International Coffee Day – October 1

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Toronto – September 28, 2019 – October 1 is International Coffee Day – a day when we celebrate all things coffee and recognize the millions of people around the world who work hard to create and serve the beverage we all know and love. UFCW members proudly make a number of delicious coffee products, including the items listed on our Great Canadian Food Products page. On October 1, brew up these UFCW-made coffee products!



Statement on September 27 Climate Strike

Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC -

Sep 27, 2019 FPSE News

Statement from FPSE President Terri Van Steinburg on the Climate Strike (Friday, September 27, 2019)

"Today’s climate strike is bringing much-needed attention to the climate emergency. The young people leading this action in our province and around the world are both an inspiration and a reminder of what is possible when we join together. Just as the science of climate change is undeniable, so too is the power of people united in calling for change."

"Our members – educators at colleges, institutes, and teaching universities – see how students are driving change every day and will be supporting their efforts today and into the future."

Learn more about the Climate Strike:


Unifor joins global strike to demand climate justice

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Unifor members joined thousands of climate activists across Canada to demand immediate climate action in a historic global strike. Strikes were held across Canada to demand urgent action be taken to address the climate crisis.

Climate change disproportionately impacts workers and youth, whose futures are uncertain without strong government commitments to a just transition to a low carbon economy. 

“Unifor is at the forefront of a worker-centered just transition. We have the tools at hand to address the climate crisis while creating good new jobs that prioritize workers,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.

Unifor stands in solidarity with students worldwide, inspired to take action by sixteen-year old Greta Thunberg, who has been the face of the youth movement in recent months. Thunberg made an impassioned speech to the UN in New York on Monday.

“We are on the brink of planetary disaster – we call on all levels of government to act immediately,” said Naureen Rizvi, Ontario Regional Director at the rally in Toronto. “We have to tame corporate greed and work together to put workers at the centre of economic transition.”

Unifor sees the transition to a low carbon economy as an opportunity for broad green job creation and vows to fight for displaced workers to ensure that no worker gets left behind.

Strike organizers have issued a series of demands, calling for Indigenous rights and sovereignty; collective effort to maintain and protect land, water, and life; government commitment to reduce emissions; universal public service and infrastructure, and more. See their demands here.

Racism and Anti-Black Racism Must End


The Public Service Alliance of Canada joins the condemnation of the many incidents of racism over the course of the current federal election campaign, including Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s past wearing of brownface and blackface on several...