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Feb
01
Black History Month
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Black History month honours the contributions of people of African descent in Canadian society and is an opportunity to share the history and culture of Black Canadians. Historically, it honours the courage and resolve of trailblazers such as Viola Desmond, who in 1946 changed the conversation about why segregation is contrary to one’s human rights by electing to sit in the “whites only” section of a theater in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Each activist revered during Black History month sent a very public message of what equality meant to them in the face of oppression, racism, and discrimination of that time. Efforts such as these led to a 1995 proclamation by Parliament marking February as Black History Month in Canada. This month, let us stand in solidarity to honour the strength and perseverance of Black Canadians and recognize that their fight is also ours and it is not over.

Dates:
Thursday, February 1, 2018 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Location:
Canada
Feb
01
WebCampus: Advanced Stewarding
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Being a union steward is not an easy job. Unions couldn’t survive without their stewards. Stewards are the eyes and ears in the workplace and this course provides you with the tools you will need to listen, communicate, educate, and defend your fellow co-workers; in dealing with management, during elections, meetings, and collective bargaining. At the end of this course, you will have learned about different infractions that lead to a grievance, resolving grievances, and policing the agreement. To learn more about this class and register, click here.

Dates:
Thursday, February 1, 2018 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Location:
ufcw.ca/webcampus
Feb
14
Have a Heart Day
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Have a Heart Day is a child and youth-led reconciliation event that brings together Canadians to help ensure First Nations children have the services they need to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and be proud of who they are. To learn more about this initiative and ways you can celebrate click here.

Date:
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Location:
Canada
Feb
14
Women’s Memorial March
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The February 14th Annual Women’s Memorial March honours the memory of all women from the Downtown Eastside who have died due to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual violence. Every year the list of women going missing increases. Over 3000 women are known to have gone missing or been murdered in Canada since the 1970s. Now in its 28th year, the march brings courage and commitment to end the violence that vulnerable women in the Downtown Eastside face on a daily basis and is an opportunity to come together to grieve the loss of our sisters, remember the women who are still missing, and dedicate ourselves to justice.

Date:
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Location:
Vancouver Downtown Eastside
Feb
20
Pharmacare: A Plan for Everyone (Town Hall Meetings)
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The Canadian Labour Congress will be hosting town hall meetings in more than 25 communities across the country . Featuring Canada’s foremost pharmacare experts and advocates, these important discussions will address why we need a universal prescription drug plan that covers all Canadians, regardless of their age, income, or where they work or live. Click in the respective city to learn more and register for the Vancouver and Surrey town halls.

Dates:
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 to Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Location:
Canada