Black History Month

The PPWC is acknowledging the contribution of Black Canadians to our society. This multi-part series will start with an overview of Black History in Canada, and how the celebration came to be in the late […]

BC Family Day

BC Family Day is a provincial statutory holiday celebrated on the 3rd Monday in February that gives families the opportunity to spend time with their loved ones.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is March 8, an opportunity to reflect on the progress made towards achieving gender equality and celebrate the acts of courage and determination by individuals who have played an extraordinary role in […]

Earth Day

Earth Day was celebrated for the first time, in the United States, on April 22, 1970. Today, more than a billion people in 193 countries now participate in Earth Day activities each year. Over the […]

Day of Mourning

In 1990, Parliament passed the Workers Mourning Day Act to recognize April 28th as the day to remember workers killed or injured on the job. Over 1,000 Canadians lose their lives at work every year. […]

International Workers’ Day

International Workers Day, held every year on May 1, is a celebration of workers’ rights, social justice, equity and democracy. Founded by socialists in the late 19th century, the date was chosen to commemorate the […]

2SLGBTQ* Pride Month

June is 2SLGBTQ* Pride Month, and the CCU has created two new postcards that you can print or share online. The Confederation of Canadian Unions supports the rights of the 2SLGBTQ* community in Canada and […]

World Day Against Child Labour

152 million children are still in child labour today. Child labour occurs in almost all sectors, yet 7 out of every 10 of these children are working in agriculture. On this World Day Against Child […]

National Indigenous Peoples Day

The Confederation of Canadian Unions celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day, which recognizes the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Metis. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, […]

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