Recently, UFCW Canada joined its community partner, KAIROS Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, in culminating its Roll with the Declaration campaign in Ottawa. More than 500 travellers, banner makers, indigenous elders, religious leaders, community activists and supporters gathered at Victoria Island on Algonquin territory (a.k.a. Ottawa, Ontario).
Hundreds of UFCW Canada activists and members joined in the fun and revelry on July 30 at the Caribana festival parade in Toronto. It was the spectacular conclusion of the annual two-week cultural festival inspired by the tradition of West Indian Carnival — with floats, bands, festive costumes, and hundreds of thousands of people lining the parade route.
August 9th is observed each year as the United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World's Indigenous People. This was the date when the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub-commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights had its first meeting in 1982.
The 2011 Summer of S.A.M.E continues with a new video petition that is all about making a stand for human rights by calling on the country’s provincial and federal governments to “Stop Migrant Exploitation Now!”
Over 200 UFCW Canada activists from across the country recently gathered in Ottawa to participate in the 25th Anniversary National Defence Fund Convention. Throughout the two-day convention, delegates participated in plenary sessions, sector meetings and workshops.