Eighteen UFCW Canada youth activists from Local Unions 1518, 401, 1118, 832 and 1400 shared their ideas and enthusiasm at the 2012 Youth Internship Program (YIP) Western Regional session, July 8 -13, in Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia. YIP is meant "to engage and empower youth activists with the knowledge and confidence that they have the opportunity to bring positive change to their workplace and in their communities", says national representative EnverHarbans, who co-facilitated the workshops along with national representative Michael Toal.
The Students Against Migrant Exploitation, or the S.A.M.E., are continuing to spread their message and hundreds are listening, especially in Facebook where the group’s new Page already has over 1,100 Likes.
A new video by Operation Maple provides a counterview to the anti-tax rhetoric of Canada's conservative movement. The clip shows that part of the reason why the average citizen believes they "dislike" taxes is because many of us do not understand that our tax dollars go toward everyday services that we often take for granted – things like hydro provision, food regulation, and garbage pickup.
Over 200 UFCW Canada activists, families and community partners gathered in Toronto on July 21 to fundraise for sickle cell research and bring in the annual Caribana season with an energetic night of music, dancing, door prizes and delicious West Indian food.