Why we celebrate Black History Month

Why we celebrate Black History Month: A message from CLC Executive Vice-President Marie Clarke Walker This is the 20th year that Black History Month has been officially celebrated in Canada. Across the country, events are planned to mark and remember the contributions and achievements of Black Canadians. Canadian unions are celebrating that history too. Black[…]

Reminder: Book your CBTU Ontario Canada Chapter Fundraising Cruise!

Dear members, Cabins on the CBTU Fundraising cruise are selling out like hot cakes… Time to book your fantastic voyage! Looking for a way to celebrate Black History Month next year? This is the way. Please take note of the information in this flyer and distribute to all who are interested in helping the Chapter[…]

Black History Month Statement

Last month a number of Trade Unionists from Canada travelled to the second inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama.  While there we attended the American History Museum where we saw exhibits about the Emancipation and the March on Washington.  What struck us about the exhibits was the connection of the two events to the labour[…]

Where’s Our Obama – Black History Month Event

In celebration of Black History Month racialized community and labour organizations (Workers of Colour Caucus – OPSEU, Racially Visible Committee – PSAC, Latin American Trade Unionists Coalition – LATUC, Asian Canadian Labour Alliance – ACLC, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists – CBTA & the Ontario Federation of Labour) are co-sponsoring an event titled “Where is[…]

The RBC Black History Month Student Essay Competition

The RBC Black History Month Student Essay Competition ***Deadline Friday January 13, 2012*** They’re giving away three scholarships: First prize: $1,500 Second prize: $1,000 Third prize: $500 Every year Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of black Canadians, past and present. The RBC Black History[…]