The 2011 Western Regional Youth Internship Program (YIP) in Harrison Hot Springs, B.C., recently marked the completion of yet another successful session of Canada’s leading program for youth and labour activists.
In a groundbreaking achievement for upholding the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution on human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
UFCW Canada was in full force at the 2011 Federal NDP Convention held in Vancouver from June 17 to 19. Called Vancon2011, the convention drew over 2,000 New Democrats from across the country to celebrate the party’s historic breakthrough in the last election and to focus on fixing Ottawa by making sure working families have a strong voice in charting Canada’s future.
On September 13, 2007, eleven years after declaring June 21 as National Aboriginal Day, Canada voted against the adoption of the United Nations (UN) Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
Over the past several years, UFCW Canada has consistently worked on building broad national partnerships with a variety of community and social justice organizations, including the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Two-spirited and Queer (LGBTQ) community.