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.
Kentville, N.S. – December 2, 2017 – Congratulations to UFCW Canada Local 864 member Karen Atwater, one of two winners of an Apple iPad for referring other union members to apply for the 2017 UFCW Canada - BDM Scholarship.
Winnipeg – October 31, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 832 activists recently took to the streets as part of a Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) rally calling on the Manitoba government to put an end to Bill 31 – a proposed new law that would remove the province’s cap on tuition fees.
This year has been quite an exciting time for me, and it all started when I joined the bargaining committee with my union. Through this involvement, I was presented with the opportunity to attend UFCW Canada’s Young-Workers Internship Program (YIP) and the UFCW Canada National Convention in Montreal.