Hi Dear Union Leader of Ontario,
This is Peycke from Local 975 :), Unifor’s Racial Justice Liaison for Ontario. I am thrilled to ask you to be a part of this racial justice movement that Unifor has committed to achieve under Gerry Dias' leadership and the driving force of the Human Rights Director Christine Maclin! Since March of this year, through many different trainings, countless Webinars and Zoom, Unifor is rolling out various racial justice forums all across Canada. I am proud to say that I will be hosting one for Ontario on October 16, 2021, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
On behalf of Unifor, I would like to invite you to register for this forum in the link provided in this email. It may seem that 4 hours is a long time for a webinar, but we will be breaking it into various segments to allow for more diverse interaction between panelists and participants. We will achieve this by first by inviting all our panelists to speak, during which time, we will collect questions from the participants. We will then move to break-out rooms where the questions will be discussed directly among the panelists and participants. This allows both the Union and Company leadership a chance to be part of the dialogue during this webinar. We will also be collecting questions and concerns during the break-out room sessions which will be addressed by all participants when we return to the group format of the webinar.
As there will be employers and Union leaders like yourselves participating in the forum, this provides a unique opportunity to work towards the development of an equity model whereby people are hired, treated and promoted, based on their own merits and not based on the state of their disabilities, colour of their skin, gender, religious belief and sexual orientation.
This forum will not be just another “talk-show” on racism! Along with the firsthand knowledge gained through this interactive webinar, we will also be providing participants with a “tool kit” developed by Unifor’s five Racial Justice Liaisons, to help in the fight to shatter the systemic racism within the workplace. Our goal is to provide knowledge and insight on workplace racism that will influence hiring practices, equality policies and the continuing advocacy for racial justice through meaningful changes by our Employers and Local leaderships! If you have any questions, please contact Humanrights@unifor.org.
I hope I will see you and many leadership there!
The webinar link for Ontario is :
For all Anti-Racism forums across Canada, the link is:
Ontario Racial Justice Liaison with Unifor
Human Rights Department