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Situation: Case count as of 8:00 am August 7, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 8h00 le 7 août 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……

COVID-19 and Indigenous peoples’ resilience on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

We reflect on the challenges COVID-19 has placed on Canada’s Indigenous population as we mark the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on Sunday, August 9.    The OPSEU Indigenous Circle encourages all OPSEU members to take part in a webinar planned for August 10, 9 am to 11 am on the theme “COVID-19 and……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 8:00 am August 6, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 8h00 le 6 août 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……

OPSEU survey reveals ‘toxic’ and ‘racist’ conditions at York CAS

A survey by OPSEU Local 304 of staff at the York Region Children’s Aid Society reveals a “toxic” workplace where people routinely cry at their desks, where there is a “culture of hopelessness,” “racism” and the “best decisions to keep children safe are not being made,” according to a story in The Toronto Star. “We……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 8:00 am August 5, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 8h00 le 5 août 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……

Sending prayers to Beirut

Dear friends,  Like many people who are learning more about the devastating results of Tuesday’s massive explosion in Beirut, I am filled with a sense of grief and concern.  I can only imagine how this tragedy has further traumatized those who have already endured decades of violence. COVID-19 has increased global insecurity and anxiety on……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 8:00 am August 4, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 8h00 le 4 août 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……

Amy Stiles Scholarship deadline extended to August 30

The application deadline for the new Amy Stiles Scholarship has now been extended to August 30, 2020. This $1000 scholarship is open to the dependents of all OPSEU members who are contract faculty at an Ontario College. Amy Stiles was an OPSEU activist, whose legacy included her work on behalf of her local, her division……

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