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The following letter was sent to President of the Treasury Board Secretariat, Hon. Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria, by OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas commending the decision to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a paid holiday for the Ontario Public Service. Hon. Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria President of the Treasury Board 99 Wellesley St....

The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is celebrated annually on August 23rd. It is an opportunity to raise awareness and work to build inclusion. To overcome racial inequality, we must confront our history. On this day in 1791, a revolt paved the way for the end of slavery...

June 27 is Multicultural Day. In 1982, multiculturalism was recognized in section 27 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  The Canadian Multiculturalism Act was subsequently passed in 1988. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Multiculturalism Policy. It was on October 8, 1971 that Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau announced that...

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