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 …

Results of Case Manager Survey

National President/Présidente nationale Virginia VaillancourtNovember 18, 2021 Case Manager Survey Of the 160 survey participants, 6 identified as not Case Managers. We have included their responses as we did not preselect this as a disqualifier. Statistically their input does not alter the survey results in any significant manner. There were 114 English responses and 46 …

Veterans Affairs case managers are feeling ‘overwhelmed, frustrated,’ says union president

Many Veterans Affairs employees have reported being overwhelmed by the number of veterans assigned to them. Virginia Vaillancourt, national president of the Union of Veterans’ Affairs Employees, tells Power & Politics: ‘We’ve seen unfortunately too many veterans fall through the cracks, and too many case managers burning out because of it.’ https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1973274179915