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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: >>


August 9, 2017

Call Out: 2017 CEIU National Women’s Conference

The CEIU National Women’s Committee is happy to announce that the 2017 CEIU National Women’s Conference will be held at the Delta in Quebec City located at 690 René-Lévesque East, Quebec, QC G1R 5A8 on November 17-19, 2017 under the theme “CEIU WOMEN ON THE RISE”. The objectives of the 2017 CEIU National Women’s Conference are ...
June 20, 2017

National Aboriginal Day – June 21

June 21 is Canada’s National Aboriginal Day which is meant to recognize and celebrate the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada.  The day was first celebrated in 1996 after it was proclaimed by then Governor General Roméo LeBlanc, 14 years after it was first called for by several ...
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 ...

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