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 …

Note to file Meeting with Minister Lawrence MacAulay December 13, 2021

After many months of waiting, I met with the Minister on December 13, 2021 for a 30 minute meeting. I was accompanied by Mike Martin. Also in attendance were Paul Ledwell, the Deputy Minister and Patricia Beh, Chief of Staff to the Minister. I ran through our list of concerns and asked the Minister if …

Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!

The global theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which will run from 25 November to 10 December 2021, is “Orange the world: End violence against women now!” The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, November 25th, was designated in 1999 by the United Nations General Assembly. The date …