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CULE Statement on the Release of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Monday, January 4th, 2016

CULE recognizes the significance of the release of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) on Dec. 15, 2015. According to Justice Murray Sinclair, the Chair of the TRC, “the Canadian residential school experience was one of the darkest, most troubling chapters in our collective history.” According to the report, an estimated […]

CULE Statement for the International Day for Persons with Disabilities

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

The United Nations International Day for Persons with Disabilities began in 1992 as a day to promote awareness and inclusion in society of people with disabilities. The theme for 2015 is: “Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities.” For people with disabilities (whether visible or not) and including those with mental health […]

CULE Self-ID

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

We are inviting all CULE members of equity groups (Aboriginal, Inuit, Metis, Members with Disabilities, racialized workers, GLBT) to fill out the voluntary self-ID form as soon as possible and send via e-mail to: equity@cule.ca. Even if you have already done so in the past, please fill out the new form as we are updating our records. Only […]

Legal Defence Fund for Judy Da Silva

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Since April, Grassy Narrows First Nation activist and grandmother Judy Da Silva has faced mounting legal costs from a CN railway lawsuit, meant to intimidate her and other Indigenous activists who are working to protect waterways from oil spills and contamination. Please join us in challenging this corporate bullying tactic and supporting Judy’s work to protect […]

CULE statement on National Aboriginal Day

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

June 21, National Aboriginal Day, is a day for all Canadians to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of Indigenous Peoples in Canada; past, present and future. There are three Aboriginal groups in Canada – the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The federal government proclaimed June 21 as National Aboriginal Day […]

Protected: Equity Director (Alternate) report for CULE meeting April 25-26, 2015

Monday, May 4th, 2015

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CULE Statement for March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racism

Friday, March 20th, 2015

In October 1966 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racism. Since the proclamation of this day, the world continues to see the rise of racism in every corner of the earth.  Racism continues to invade our consciousness, via the various news media.  We continue to see […]

Celebrate Black History Month

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Black History was originally celebrated as a Black History Week in 1926 in the United States of America. At the launching of the Black History Week – Carter G Woodson made the following quote “If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the […]

International Humans Rights Day

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

CULE acknowledges December 10th as International Humans Rights Day and salutes the members of CULE who struggle to promote Human Rights for all on a daily basis in their union, workplace and community. International Human Rights Day has been celebrated since 1950 and honours the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation, on 10 December […]

December 10 is International Human Rights Day

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

CULE acknowledges December 10th as International Humans Rights Day and salutes the members of CULE who struggle to promote Human Rights for all on a daily basis in their union, workplace and community. International Human Rights Day has been celebrated since 1950 and honours the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation, on 10 December […]