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Situation: Case count as of 8:00 am September 18, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 8h00 le 18 septembre 2020 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Worldwide total / Total mondial……

Disability Rights Caucus Call to Action for Throne Speech

OPSEU’s Disability Rights Caucus (DRC) says the federal government must take immediate action to prevent persons with disabilities from being left behind in a post-pandemic world.  “The DRC wants to see a commitment in the upcoming speech from the Throne to strengthen supports for the many Canadians with disabilities who have seen the hardships they……

Fighting racism and discrimination is an everyday effort

Ontario’s third-party review of inclusive workplace policies and programs is a good move and welcome, even if it’s overdue, says OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.  “I give the Premier credit for providing the leadership to move forward with this review, it’s something that should have happened long before he took office,” said Thomas.  “OPSEU has……

Happy Rosh Hashanah!

Friday, September 18 is the start of another year for Jews around the world. Rosh Hashanah, which means “head of the year” marks the beginning of the Days of Awe or the Jewish High Holy Days and lasts for a 10-day period that culminates with Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. On……

OPSEU members sent to US to support firefighting efforts under strict COVID regulations

A group of 18 OPSEU members is going to Oregon to help fight wildfires that have ravaged that region for weeks.  The members, who hail from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), are accepting the deployment on a voluntary basis for a term of two weeks.  “The world and its daily non-COVID……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 8:00 am September 17, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 8h00 le 17 septembre 2020 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Worldwide total / Total mondial……

Be Seen, Be Heard: Mackenzie Hills, Region 1

Hello Ontario! My name is MacKenzie Hills and I am a Residential Counsellor at the Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre. I have an Honours Bachelor Degree of Science in Psychology with three minors and a Certification in Addictions from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Child & Youth Care Diploma from St. Clair College. I am also entering……

CSN is cutting staff and services

Friends, Many of you have questions about CSN and what’s really motivating the raids they’re attempting on us and other unions. Look through CSN’s budget documents and the answer becomes painfully clear: they’re losing members, they’re bleeding revenue, and they’re getting desperate. In other words: they don’t care about Corrections – they don’t care about……

Be Seen, Be Heard: Provincial Young Workers Committee

Hello, OPSEU Young Workers! During the COVID-19 pandemic, frontline workers have risen to the challenge of providing essential services to the people of Ontario. Many frontline workers are young workers, who are in the health care and food services sectors. OPSEU has an expansive membership, where many of our young workers play extremely important, behind-the-scenes……

Terry Fox: A Canadian symbol for hope

This Sunday, September 20th marks the 40th anniversary of the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope. Every year around this time, Canadians gather to fundraise for cancer research and continue Terry Fox’s inspiring legacy of hope and perseverance.   This year, even though we’re celebrating virtually, we must keep the spirit of the Marathon of Hope……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 8:00 am September 16, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 8h00 le 16 septembre 2020 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Worldwide total / Total mondial……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 8:00 am September 15, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 8h00 le 15 septembre 2020 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Worldwide total / Total mondial……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 8:00 am September 14, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 8h00 le 14 septembre 2020 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Worldwide total / Total mondial……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 9:00 am September 13 2020 / Nombre de cas à 9h00 le 13 septembre 2020 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Worldwide total / Total mondial……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 9:00 am September 12, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 9h00 le 12 septembre 2020 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Worldwide total / Total mondial……

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