CBTU Joint Webinar: “Defund the Police: What the Heck Does that Mean?”

You’ve heard the term “Defund the Police”, but what does it really mean? Is it calling for the abolishment of law enforcement? What is wrong with the current Police Services? Who do I call during an emergency? “Re-direct funding”…where would re-allocated funds go? If these questions have been on your mind in recent days/weeks/months, the Coalition Read more about CBTU Joint Webinar: “Defund the Police: What the Heck Does that Mean?”[…]

CBTU Celebrates Black History Month: El Jones

Thank you to everyone who helped make our Black History in Canada webinar a success. Over 250 participants had the pleasure of hearing El Jones perform this spoken word piece as part of the event’s opening February 3, 2021. Please enjoy this video from the event, and join us for the remainder of our webinar Read more about CBTU Celebrates Black History Month: El Jones[…]

Celebrating African Liberation and Black History Month

For African Liberation and Black History Month we are joining the OFL to launch the third annual Legacies of Labour and Community Activism poster series. This year’s poster honours CBTU’s own Megan Whitfield, who left us way too soon. We love you sistren. Learn more about the poster series & take action at: https://ofl.ca/2021-legacy-series-megan-whitfield/

CBTU Webinar: Black History in Canada

Dear members, The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) Canadian Chapter is celebrating Black History Month by holding a series of webinars in February and March – commemorating both Black History and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Throughout the series, we will look at the work being done to move towards Read more about CBTU Webinar: Black History in Canada[…]

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 Read more about Why we celebrate Black History Month[…]

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 Read more about Reminder: Book your CBTU Ontario Canada Chapter Fundraising Cruise![…]

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 Read more about Black History Month Statement[…]

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 Read more about Where’s Our Obama – Black History Month Event[…]

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 Read more about The RBC Black History Month Student Essay Competition[…]