National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Please see the Women Won’t Forget website for commemoration event details. December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. As […]

Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Sixty six years ago, in the wake of the horrendous cruelty committed during the Second World War, the world was determined to end human rights violations. In 1948, on December 10, the first global treaty on human rights — the Universal Declaration of Human Rights — was signed at the United Nations. Canadian Law Professor […]

Join the Chinese-Canadian or Filipino-Canadian Workers Network

The Toronto and York Region Labour Council is working to build networks of union activists in a number of newcomer communities in Toronto.  Two years ago they started the Chinese Workers Network, which has been an overwhelming success. Now they’re calling on Filipino-Canadian union members to come together and plan how to take a pro-union […]

Restoration of Funding for Youth Employment Toronto Program

This deputation was given by Local 79 President Tim Maguire to the members of City Council’s Executive Committee, and stresses the importance of restoring funding for the Youth Employment Toronto Program. Dear Deputy Mayor Kelly and Members of the Executive Committee: RE:      EX42.33 – Restoration of Funding for Youth Employment Toronto Program I am pleased […]

1 in 4 Torontonians live in Poverty – The City needs a strategy

Dear Councillor Thompson and Members of the Economic Development Committee: RE:     ED31.9 Economic Dashboard (Ward All) On behalf of CUPE Local 79, I would like to comment on the May 9, 2014 Staff Report update on the Toronto Economic Dashboard. The fact that the City’s population is growing faster than the national average and experiencing […]

Preferred home and auto insurance rates

An insurance company is offering Local 79 members preferred rates on home and auto insurance — part of Local 79’s ongoing effort to find members savings. Take a look in the Members’ Portal for more information.      

Asian Heritage Month 2014

In December 2001, Senator Vivienne Poy introduced a motion in the Senate of Canada to designate May as Asian Heritage Month and in May, 2002 the Government of Canada officially recognized  May as Asian Heritage Month.

This is a worthy acknowledgement of the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to Canada. Canada’s, and Toronto’s, rich cultural diversity strengthens the country, and our city, in so many ways.