Report of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator – May 2021

I would like to respectfully submit my NEO Update for the period from November 2020 to April 2021 as Equal Opportunities Coordinator (EOC) for the Union of Veterans Affairs employees. In this role, I am a member of the National Diversity and Advisory Committee (NDIAC) and have attended several meetings to ensure our Terms of …

Report of the Regional Vice-President Quebec Region – May 2021

I have to say that looking back at the past year, as we marked 1 year of isolation, the time seems to have gone by surprisingly fast. All our lives have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. From being confined within our homes, maintaining physical distancing, the sudden onset of telework and Zoom meetings, we …

Report of the Regional Vice-President Western Region – May 2021

It is with great pleasure that I am submitting my report that covers the period of September 2020 to March 31, 2021. March 11, 2021 marks the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization officially considering COVID-19 a pandemic. Since then, Canada has had nearly 900,000 cases of COVID-19 and more than 22,000 deaths. I …

Report of the Regional Vice-President Ontario Region – May 2021

How time flies – almost a year has passed since the Regional Vice-Presidents were liberated.  It seems that our roles have changed significantly during this time.  We have gone from being mentors/advisers to our Local Executives to becoming counsellors and case managers for our members on issues dealing with human resources, pay/finance, labour relations, disability …

Report of the Regional Vice-President, Charlottetown Head Office – May 2021

I would like to respectfully submit my RVP activities for the period of September 2020 to March 2021.   It is hard to believe that it has been over a year that we have been adapting to working in this new virtual world under these pandemic restrictions. I hope you and your family have remained …

Report of the Regional Vice-President, Atlantic Region – May 2021

As I write this report, it has been a full year since the Corona Virus was declared a global pandemic, and life as we know it changed forever. It has been quite the rollercoaster ride as we got used to wearing a mask, keeping our distance from both those we love and complete strangers, and …