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 …

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 …