After leading UFCW Canada Local 503 through many challenges, battles and achievements, long-time activist André Dumas is passing the torch. To spend more time with family, Brother Dumas has decided to step down as Local 503 president, but will continue to work closely with the membership as a servicing representative. Brother Steeve Bégin will succeed Brother Dumas as the new Local 503 leader.
Excitement continues to build around UFCW Canada’s groundbreaking webCampus program. Since it was launched in January 2009, more than 5,000 UFCW Canada members and their families, as well as social partners from across Canada, have enjoyed the benefits of close to 100 English and French free online courses.
During the last weekend of May, UFCW Canada Local 12R24 and The Beer Store once again teamed up for the annual “Returns for Leukemia” bottle drive, which invites people to donate their bottle deposit refunds, pocket change and checkout contributions to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC).