Charlottetown Guardian: Union says Veterans Affairs’ $560 million contract could mean longer wait times

The union representing Veterans Affairs Canada staff says a $560-million contract awarded to private medical providers should be halted and that it could cause delays in benefit applications for veterans. The contract, which will extend over five years, was awarded to a joint venture of two private companies – WGC International and Lifemark Health Group – …

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 …

Register for listening sessions for a more inclusive and racism-free workplace!

To all UVAE Members I am writing to all UVAE Members to encourage you to register for one of the Listening Sessions noted below which is being put on by VAC’s Diversity, Equity and Anti-Racism Task Force. Let’s all work together to create a more inclusive and racism-free workplace. This will take all members working …

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 …