National President Report – April 2022

Introduction I respectfully submit my report for May 2021 to April 2022. In September 2021, we held our Triennial Convention virtually and I want to thank all the delegates for their continued confidence in me as your National President. I work hard to ensure that the direction provided by the Convention delegates is followed through …

Canadian Multiculturalism

On November 13, 2002, the Government of Canada designated June 27 of each year as Canadian Multiculturalism Day by Royal Proclamation.  It is a weeklong celebration ending with Canada Day on July 1st.  June 21                  National Indigenous Day National Aboriginal Day is a day recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit …

UVAE Human Rights Newsletter VOL  2 – Issue 1 – February 2022

The Human Rights Committee met on 5th October 2021, in order to review the logos received in response to the competition announced in May 2021.  Initially 3 logos were received, 2 of which had poppies contained within their submission.  Unfortunately, the poppy is a trademark of the Royal Canadian Legion and despite our asking for …

TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE: NOVEMBER 20

Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. On this day, UVAE mourns and commemorates the trans, two-spirit and non-binary people who have lost their lives to transphobia. Transgender Day of Remembrance started as a vigil in 1999 to commemorate the death of Rita Hester, a transgender woman killed in 1998. Rita Hester was a vocal …