Nominations for the CUPE National Literacy Award

Nominations for the CUPE National literacy award
June 20, 2013
Do you know a CUPE member or group of members who champion workplace literacy and clear language? Get your nomination in by July 29, 2013.The CUPE National Literacy Committee is looking for           a literacy champion. This is a member or group of members who have promoted workplace literacy or clear language. Literacy champions do different things. The award winner will receive a trophy and CUPE will make a donation to the social justice organization on their behalf. …more


Candidatures pour le prix Alpha du SCFP Connaissez-vous quelqu’un, membre du SCFP, ou un groupe de membres, qui a fait sienne la cause de l’alphabétisation en milieu de travail et des communica- tions claires et simples? Proposez leur candidature avant le 29 juillet 2013. Le Comité national sur l’alphabétisation du SCFP cherche une championne ou un champion de l’alphabétisation. Il s’agit d’un membre ou d’un groupe de membres qui fait la promotion de l’alphabétisation ou des communications claires et simples. Les champions de l’alphabétisation font toutes sortes de choses. Le récipiendaire du prix recevra un trophée et le SCFP fera un don à l’organisation de justice sociale de son choix….plus

PEI Local Events

Local Events
June 19, 2013
Event:  National Aboriginal Day Celebration Date: Friday, June 21st, 2013           Time: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm Location: Confederation Landing, Charlottetown Waterfront (near Founders Hall).Celebration with drumming, dancing, crafts, and special presentations.  Free Feast for all visitors.  C’mon and enjoy this National Event.

  • Event: DiverseCity Multicultural Street Festival
  • Date:  June 30, 2013
  • Time: 4 – 10 pm
  • Location: Victoria Row, Richmond Street, Downtown Charlottetown

Celebration of all the cultures that bring their talents and traditions to PEI. This family-friendly event will feature live music, dancing, ethnic food, children’s activities, and cultural demonstrations. The festival is hosted by PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada. For more information visit

  • Event: 2013 Pride Parade and Gathering
  • Date: Saturday, July 13
  • Time:  Parade start time, 3 pm (2 pm for floats & participants);  4 pm (approximate start time, after the parade) – 7 pm, gathering with entertainment, BBQ etc.

Come join, watch, and enjoy the 2013 Pride Parade! This is sure to be a fun family-friendly event with lots of music and laughter. Immediately following the parade will be a gathering at the Confederation Landing (located on the Charlottetown Waterfront, near Founders Hall). Anyone and everyone are invited to come enjoy a swarm of entertainment, guest speakers, and a BBQ, with a special guest host! Bring your favourite activity to the park and enjoy the afternoon/evening with us after the parade! For more information, see website: or

First Nations bargaining delegates deliver strong message of unity

About a dozen delegates gathered at the Fishermen’s Hall in Prince Rupert, B.C., for the Hospital Employee’s Union (HEU) premier provincial First Nations Bargaining Conference May 22 to 23.

It was the first time representatives from each nation – Nisga’a, Gitxsan (Gitanyow, Gitwangak), Skidegate (Haida Gwaii), Stz’uminus – came together to share bargaining ideas and strategies. Continue reading