National Indigenous History Month

The month of June is National Indigenous History Month — a time for all Canadians to celebrate and appreciate the unique histories, cultures, and contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people. We cannot move forward without recognizing the tragic and devastating treatment the indigenous people suffered.   The discovery of a mass grave where 215 children were buried is heartbreaking!  and devastating.  As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau so eloquently […]

UVAE Stands with Muslim Canadians and Members on Islamophobic Murder of Ontario Family

The Union of Veterans’ Affairs Employees (UVAE) is devastated and horrified over the Islamophobic terrorist attack on June 6, 2021, that killed four members of a Muslim Pakistani family in London, Ontario and left the only survivor, a nine-year-old boy, in hospital with serious injuries. The UVAE sends its deepest condolences to the family, friends, […]

Pride and Privileged

“In hounour of Pride Month 2021, the UVAE reached out to Sean Williams, a Veterans Affairs Canada employee and Positive Space Ambassador, to write an article for our social media. Please see Sean’s article below. Happy Pride everyone J” Pride and Privileged By Sean Williams When I was asked to write this article, the phone […]

Love is Love LGBTQ2S+

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is observed on May 17th and helps to coordinate International events that bring awareness to the rights of the LGBTQ2S+ community, bring focus to violations and to stimulate interest in LGBTQ2S+ rights around the world. It is very important to commemorate this day and to reflect on […]