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Human Rights / Race Relations Committee

The Human Rights / Race Relations (HRRR) committee is comprised of the four equity groups within CEIU.

The mandate of the Committee is to:

  • Explore, develop and review human rights and race relations initiatives;
  • Review policies within CEIU and the departments /agency;
  • To represent and respond to concerns relating to human rights issues;
  • To monitor and evaluate the progress of CEIU as both a union and an employer on issues of human rights.

The Committee is comprised of eight members – two from each of the following groups:

  • First Nations/Métis/Inuit
  • Members with Disabilities
  • Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgendered Persons
  • Racially Visible

Gender parity is maintained in each of the four groups. Members are elected for a three year term to sit on the national HRRR committee. The elections take place at the tri-annual HRRR conference.

Human Rights / Race Relations Committee members

Here are the current members of the Committee and their contact information: >>


March 21, 2017

March 21st – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

This year’s theme for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is: “Racial profiling and incitement to hatred, including in the context of migration.” Refugees and migrants are particular targets of racial profiling and incitement to hatred. From a Union’s perspective, it is our responsibility to enforce a zero tolerance approach through education and ...
December 9, 2016

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY December 10th

CEIU observes Human Rights Day every year on December 10th, as we commemorate the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Accordingly, on December 10th we reflect on human rights in Canada and around the world. Human Rights Day is a call to everyone to stand up ...
December 2, 2016

International Day for Disabled Persons – December 3rd

“You don’t look disabled to me.” To the large percentage of Canadians suffering from hidden disabilities, that is a common refrain. When we hear the term “disability”, people think about the obvious, sensory disabilities such as blindness or mobility impairments. However disabilities include sleep disorders, chronic pain, chemical sensitivities, learning disabilities, or hearing loss, to ...
November 17, 2016

November 20 is Trans Day of Remembrance

On November 20, Trans Day of Remembrance, we commemorate the transgender people we have lost and honour those who continue to endure violence, hatred and discrimination in our communities and in our workplaces.
April 1, 2016

AMENDED: CEIU 2016 National Human Rights / Race Relations Conference

The conference dates have changed to October 29th and 30th, 2016 and the location has also been changed from Winnipeg, MB to Ottawa ON. Link to the modified call out.

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