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March 21 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21 is observed as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The United Nations chose March 21 as a day of commemoration because on March 21, 1960, in Sharpville, South Africa, 69 peaceful demonstrators were killed while protesting apartheid.  https://humanrights.ca/story/sharpeville-massacre Canada was amongst the first nations to support the UN’s initiative by…

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Finance Committee

This Committee is a standing committee of the Union of Veterans Affairs (UVAE) National Executive Officers (NEO) and is established by the National President. The National Executive Vice-President (NEVP) shall be the Chair of the Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to review financial statements and provide costing and recommendations on items referred to…

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  • ‘We deserve better’: Veteran shares frustration over claim application backlog

    A growing number of veterans across the country are being affected by a major backlog within Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). In an annual report, the veterans ombudsman highlights the issue which is keeping thousands of former service members waiting to find out if they qualify for benefits and aid.


  • “A Reckless Act”: Veterans Affairs Employees Being Forced to go to Work

    Despite calls from the Prime Minister and provincial and local leaders and health authorities to stay at home and to practice social distancing many employees of Veterans Affairs Canada across the country are being forced to physically go to work. This is happening even as the Veterans Affairs Canada offices themselves are closed and all…


  • “Recover Better: Stand up for Human Rights” is the 2020 United Nations (UN) theme for International Human Rights Day (IHRD)

    The first Article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declared that  “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”.This Declaration was adopted by the United Nations (UN)  on 10 December 1948  guaranteeing  the rights of every individual everywhere without distinction of nationality, place of residence, gender, national or ethnic origin,…


  • 2022 Theme: Dignity, Freedom and Justice for All

    International Human Rights Day – December 10 Human Rights Day is celebrated every year on December 10 — the day on which the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. World Human Rights Day inspires everyone to speak up and take action to end discrimination in all forms, whenever and…


  • 2023 Scholarship winners

    The National Selection Committee for the UVAE Scholarship award has completed its deliberations on the candidates for the 2023 UVAE Scholarship Award and has reported its decision. Our congratulations are extended to the following who have been declared the 2023 winners: Also: The Committee has expressed its appreciation and congratulates all on the high standards…


  • 2024 Black History Month

    This year, Black History Month is marked by the themes of resilience, perseverance, and success. It celebrates black people, past and present, who have risen to the challenges and changes of their time, so that their peers can move forward in their communities and into a better world. UVAE Human Rights Committee invites you to…