Vaughan, Ont. – January 24, 2018 – UFCW Local 1006A member and youth activist Rechev Browne recently participated in the UFCW Canada Young-Workers Internship Program (YIP). Below he shares his experience completing the program over the last two years.
Ottawa and Toronto – December 8, 2017 – UFCW Canada young workers from across the country recently united for Phase 2 of Canada’s leading youth labour program – the UFCW Canada Young-Workers Internship Program (YIP).
Before moving to Canada in 2008, I had always dreamed of becoming a social and youth activist. Then, in my first year of university as a human rights major, I had the opportunity to work as an advocate for the LGBTQ community through a youth-led, anti-homophobia group in Toronto. During that time, I also discovered the Students Against Migrant Exploitation (SAME) project, which raises awareness of migrant worker exploitation among high school and college students.