As a continuation of CUPE BC’s public childcare campaign Seamless Childcare Now, the campaign website has undergone a redesign. Please take a moment to view the new website, sign up to support the campaign or take action and send a letter to government in support, and share the new website with your members and in your personal networks. Thank you for your support!
CCDI Consulting | Cultural Sensitivity in Action Webinar | Sep 20Angèle Lalonde of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion consulting group will lead Inclusive Leadership Through a Cultural Competence Lens: Part 1, to explore intercultural communication skills and showcase inclusive leadership in an era of diversity. Registration is free. Date & Time: Sep 20, 2023 | 10:00am (Pacific). Registration: Click here
CCDI Consulting will also be hosting the 2nd and 3rd part of their Indigenous Inclusion webinar series this fall.
ILWU 400 | Solidarity with Tugboat Workers
Send a letter to Port of Vancouver interim president Victor Pang to advocate for ILWU 400 members’ wages and working conditions. Now that the previous CEO has stepped down after having supported predatory companies’ Port of Vancouver contracts, the new leadership needs to be held accountable to ensure sure tugboat workers aren’t left behind.
Lancaster House | Fall Webinar Series | Sep 28-Dec 7Six labour relations courses are available from Toronton Metropolitan University’s Lancaster House this fall:
|Truth and Reconciliation at Work
Thursday, Sep 28 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm (Eastern)
|Protecting Mental Health in Remote and Hybrid Workplaces
Thursday, Oct 12 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm (Eastern)
|The Latest in Workers’ Compensation
Thursday, Oct 26 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm (Eastern)
|Lancaster’s Workplace Essentials: Employee absenteeism
Tuesday, Nov 7 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm (Eastern)
|Focus on the Federal Sector
Tuesday, Nov 21 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm (Eastern)
|Hired, Fired, and Everything In Between
Thursday, Dec 7 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm (Eastern)
Invite to all members of 1936
This will be a Hybrid Meeting
– meaning you can join in person at 6222 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby
** Make sure you register or RSVP by September 19th and attend the meeting to be eligible for the prizes. **
We will be providing updates, unit reports & committee reports, etc.
Looking forward to seeing you in person or on Zoom.
BC’s queer resource centre QMunity, with Chef Billy Nguyen and the Bacchus Group, are hosting an intimate wine tasting at the Vancouver Heritage Hall for their annual fundraiser this year.
Date & Time: Sep 14, 2023 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Pacific)
Location: The Heritage Hall at 3102 Main St, Vancouver
Tickets: $156.54 each, available here
The opioid epidemic has become a mass poisoning crisis that affects everyone in the WISH community. Too many lives have been lost.
It’s incredibly difficult to express how deeply this impacts the community we serve. The consequences of inaction in the face of this crisis are seen and felt at WISH every single day.
To recognize #IOAD, participants and staff will gather to support each other as we struggle to understand these preventable tragedies. We will take a moment to build connections, discuss harm reduction, and share thoughts on what the day means to each of us as we remember those we have lost.
Stand with us as we combat stigma, meet people where they are, and do everything we can to prevent death by overdose.
You can learn more about overdose on the International Overdose Awareness Day website.
And please consider attending We Keep Us Alive – an event happening at Oppenheimer Park from 1-6pm today – organized by the Coalition of Peers Dismantling the Drug War (CPDDW), the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU), and the Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society (WAHRS).
The BC Demographic Survey will help make BC more equitable and inclusive, by identifying inequities in government services and helping to ensure programs meet the needs of more people in British Columbia.
Social justice consulting group Ikake Rising, in collaboration with the OCRCC initiative BIPOC Feminist Counsellors Coalition Building Project, offer a lengthy educational toolkit for supportive counselling from an anti-racism, anti-oppression & intersectional feminist lens, towards dismantling systemic inequities faced by BIPOC counsellors in the sexual assault support services sector. Download Healing Our Ancestor, Healing Ourselves and Our Communities here.
An extensive compilation of multi-media educational materials and informational resources are collected under different categories in Resilience BC’s Anti-Racism Tools online for anyone wishing to get more knowledge and join the struggle. View digital coursework, visit informative websites, browse recommended book lists, access free film and documentary content, or listen to audio on racial injustice, and how to combat it.
NWDLC & VDLC | Labour Day Volunteer Call | Sep 4 Three volunteer shifts are available for the New Westminster & District Labour Council/Vancouver & District Labour Council celebration. The Labour Day event is volunteer-run and help is needed. Date & Times: Monday, Sep 4, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:30pm | 12:00pm – 3:30pm | 8:30am – 2:30pm Location: Edmonds Park at 7433 Humphries Ave, Burnaby
Contact: Kathryn Prinz email@example.com with shift preference, e-mail and cell number
FRIS | Volunteer Call | Sep 30 : The Fraser River Indigenous Society is recruiting volunteers in Maple Ridge for the September 30 Truth & Reconciliation event. Shifts and duties are outlined in the attached brochure.
Date & Time: Sep 30, 2023 | 8:00am – 4:00pm (Pacific) Location: Memorial Peace Park at 11930 224 St, Maple Ridge Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
VDLC | Fall Meeting | Sep 19 The next regular meeting of the Vancouver & District Labour Council will be held in hybrid format, with pizza provided for in-person attendees. Please register in advance for catering considerations.
Date & Time: Sep 19, 2023 | 7:00pm (Pacific) Location: The Maritime Labour Centre at 1880 Triumph St, Vancouver
Registration: Click here to register by Tuesday, Sep 12
CLC | Women in Leadership | Oct 16-19 By popular demand, the Canadian Labour Congress has decided to offer a second Women in Leadership course, held in the Lower Mainland for those unable to attend in Harrison. This course is open to any leaders who identify as women or who are gender diverse, including non-binary, gender fluid, gender-nonconforming or genderqueer leaders. View poster here.
Date & Time: Oct 16-19, 2023 | 9:00am – 4:00pm (Pacific) daily Location: MoveUp office at 301 – 4501 Kingsway, Burnaby Fees: $250 (includes lunch)
Registration: Click here to register by Friday, Sep 29
CCDI Consulting | Aug 7 Webinar Footage Sign up to access the free recording of last week’s “Indigenous Inclusion: Truth and Reconciliation” webinar (speakers Roy Pogorzelski and Akira De Carlos) from CCDI Consulting.
Possibility Seeds | Webinar & Skillshare Footage 2020-present Dozens of webinars and skillshare series created by Possibility Seeds over the last 3 years, on the theme gender-based violence in the post-secondary context and beyond, are available on their Youtube channel. Some meaningful titles:
- “The Trouble with Girls in the Lab”
- Engaging Men on Campus Community of Practice
- Why Create Black Survivor Spaces on Campus?
WFTU | Global Labour Action News Keep up to date with global solidarity actions on the World Federation of Trade Unions news site here.
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