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2021-09-30

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today, September 30th marks our first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities, and fulfills recommendation #80 of Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls for action. September 30th is also Orange Shirt Day, started in 2013 by a remarkable and courageous woman – Phyllis Webstad.  It commemorates …

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2021-09-26

Temporary Changes to the EI Program

As announced in Budget 2021, temporary measures under the Employment Insurance (EI) program came into effect on September 26, 2021. These measures will be in place for a one-year period from September 26, 2021, until September 24, 2022, and include: Implementing a uniform entrance requirement of 420 insurable hours of employment for EI regular and special benefits; Ensuring that all …

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2021-08-06

#IndigenousReads Book Club

As part of National Indigenous History Month, my team and I committed to broadening our understanding of Indigenous cultures and history through the lens of various Indigenous authors. For our #IndigenousReads book club, we each picked a book and we are sharing some of what we’ve learned from these stories. Scroll down for our book reports. Do you have a book to …

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2021-06-22

Supporting the Ban on Conversion Therapy in Canada

As we find ourselves in the midst of Pride Month, it is important to acknowledge the resilience and spirit of LGBTQ2 people in Canada and across the world. This remains an important time to reflect on the history of Pride as a protest against violence on the LGBTQ2 community, as a celebration of strength and solidarity, and as a call …

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