On June 11, members of the UFCW Canada National Office joined thousands of community members at dozens of locations across the country to send a message by letter, and by walking, in support of an equal future for First Nations children in Canada.
UFCW Canada national partner First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (FNCFCS), along with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), and the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) have won an unprecedented victory — with the Federal Court of Canada granting the appellants' application for appeal and ordering the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) to appoint another panel to review their historic First Nations child welfare case.
Ottawa, ON - April 13, 2012 -The Health Department of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is extremely distressed and concerned over Health Canada’s decision to cut all funding for projects aimed at improving the health of Aboriginal women in Canada. Few people in the world are in greater need of human rights protection than Indigenous peoples. Although governments have a duty and responsibility to ensure the welfare and safety of all their citizens, Indigenous peoples are often the target of policies designed to erode or suppress their rights and distinct cultural identities. Canada is no exception!
Together with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), and the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC), the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada (FNCFCS), a UFCW Canada National Partner, has brought an historic child welfare case to the Federal Court of Canada.
February 14, 2012 - UFCW Canada members and activists gathered with other community members for the Fourth Annual Calgary Valentine's Day Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women. The Calgary memorial was one of 12 such events held across Canada to honour and call attention to the 700 or more aboriginal women who have disappeared or been murdered over the past two decades, with the majority of the cases still unsolved.
"We Love You and Miss You " - February 14, 2012 Calgary Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women
Calgary, AB – 2012 is the fourth year that Calgarians will gather on Valentine's Day to honour the memories of women gone missing or murdered in Canada and to keep alive the hope that justice will be seen for these women and their families. Held at Scarboro United Church, the Calgary Valentine's Day Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women will begin at 6:30pm.