Not All Disabilities are Visible

International Day of Disabled Persons is the 3rd of December 2021. First launched in 1992, the event is in its 29th year of celebration, marking nearly three decades of meaningful change for the disabled community.   Some disabilities, like mental health disorders, chronic pain and fatigue, are invisible – but that does not make them any less devastating to someone’s quality of …

letter to the Honorable Lawrence MacAuley Minister of Veterans Affairs

National President Virginia Vaillancourt Honourable Lawrence MacAulayMinister of Veterans AffairsHouse of CommonsOttawa, ONK1A 0A6 By E-mail November 22, 2021 Dear Minister MacAulay, I am writing to you to request your immediate attention to the situation regarding the caseload for Case Managers at Veterans’ Affairs Canada. We note with interest your renewed promise to provide more …

UVAE calls for Joint review of Case Manager workloads at Veterans Affairs Canada

The Union of Veterans’ Affairs Employees (UVAE) is calling on the Minister of Veterans’ Affairs to immediately order an independent and external review of Case Manager workloads at Veterans’ Affairs Canada. UVAE also pledged its support for this initiative. “Veterans are not getting the services they need, and Case Managers are getting sick,” said Virginia …

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 …