16 DAYS OF ACTION

16 DAYS OF ACTION

NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 10: 16 Days of Action (Ending Violence Against Women) The 16 days of action is an international campaign that starts on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and finishes December 10, United Nations...
Black History Month

Black History Month

February is Black History Month Facts Every year, Canadians are invited to take part in the festivities and events that honour the legacy of black Canadians, past and present, during Black History Month. This is a time to celebrate the many achievements and...
November 20th – Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20th – Transgender Day of Remembrance

Canadians began “marking this day in 1999 in response the brutal killing of Rita Hester, a Black Trans woman. On Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honour all Trans, Two-Spirit, and non-binary people who were victims of violence, hatred, and discrimination and who had...
National Aboriginal Veterans Day

National Aboriginal Veterans Day

Nov. 8 is about making efforts to better understand the role Indigenous Veterans have played in Canada, and expressing our heartfelt gratitude. Ceremonies are held across Canada to mark this day, and Canadians across the country should pause for a minute or two...
Professional Development Opportunity – Decentering Whiteness

Professional Development Opportunity – Decentering Whiteness

The VSTA continues to commit to creating opportunities that will engage our members in conversation that will challenge racism. Please consider the professional development opportunity described below. The VSTA will be providing the meeting location for a few of these...
Doing Things Differently: A Disability Rights at Work Handbook

Doing Things Differently: A Disability Rights at Work Handbook

The Canadian Labour Congress is pleased to share the launch of Doing Things Differently: A Disability Rights at Work Handbook. This new resource was developed to support disability rights advocates in every workplace and outline the important role unions have in...
Be the Change Earth Alliance Challenge

Be the Change Earth Alliance Challenge

This is an opportunity for your students to participate in a province-wide challenge related to Environmental Justice.  Teacher – Be the Change Action Network Student – Be the Change Action Network Club – Be the Change Action Network Help build...
UNITE HERE LOCAL 40

UNITE HERE LOCAL 40

The VSTA urges the Pacific Gateway Hotel to guarantee a right of return to all workers laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic once business returns. The economic impact of COVID-19 on hotel workers, particularly women, has been devastating. Workers who have cleaned...