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March 10-11, 2017: UFCW Women's Conference in Saskatoon, SK

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Women's Committee Meeting was Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Saskatoon UFCW Office. Call us for more details!

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Click here to download a poster

   

NEW PROJECT: COMMUNITY GARDEN IN SASKATOON 2016!

We are pleased to announce that starting in the spring of 2016, the UFCW Women's Committee will be starting a 'community garden' on site at the Saskatoon office. Our plans include growing produce for a worthy charity as well as having plots of land for staff/member personal use. Email Lucy with any questions or to reserve a plot prior to May 1, 2016.

Update: The UFCW garden jungle is underway and proving to have a very successful harvest. Click here for a heart warming story about our garden and residential school survivors...

 

March 4-5, 2016: UFCW Women's Conference in Saskatoon, SK

Resiliency inspires 10th Annual SK Women's Conference...click here for story

   

  

2015

December 6  - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

    The UFCW SK Women's committee are partnering with the USSU Women's Centre who will be hosting the Shoe Memorial on Dec. 6. The address is Room 105, Memorial Union Building, U of S Campus, 93 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, we will meet at 1 pm. Thank you to those who have donated shoes (see poster below) so far it has been a tremendous success.

 

October is Women's History Month

 


 

March 6th and 7th, 2015, UFCW women from across Saskatchewan gathered in Saskatoon to Celebrate International Women’s Day at the Annual UFCW Women’s Conference.  On Friday March 6th, we partnered with the NDP Women to present an evening of Storytelling and Cocktails.  Over the course of the evening attendees shared stories of their experiences and reasons why they personally have chosen the NDP.  It was an inspirational event of sharing where women of diverse backgrounds and lives were able to connect with each other over shared experiences.  On Saturday March 7th, we had a full day planned with discussions centered around Mentorship, political activism and awareness.  National Representative Lily Olson and Lucy Figueiredo, Representative with UFCW 1400 facilitated the Politics Matter/Women Matter workshop and Sheri Benson, our NDP candidate in the Saskatoon West riding spoke with the group about community building, politics and the importance of being active politically.  All of the discussion and events were designed to bring a focused awareness on the upcoming elections, and the need to bring issues specific to women and families to the forefront of the debates.  As always UFCW women left the conference educated, invigorated and eager to share their new found knowledge.  We look forward to making a difference and having a voice in the upcoming Federal and Provincial elections. #1400women2015

Links: UFCW Canada,   Saskatoon Women's Community CoalitionRose Campaign

Nov. 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women #NOTokay www.notokay.ca

Click here for the government of Canada's website on it

Click here for UFCW Canada's website on it

March 7-8, 2014: UFCW SK Women's Conference in Saskatoon   heart

The CCPA (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) released its report on The Best And Worst Place to be a Woman in Canada.

Click here to view report. Saskatoon is 2nd and Regina 11th!


Statistics for Women in Canada

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►*International Women's Day website: www.internationalwomensday.com

►Download Maternity and Paternity Guide

►Download Sexual Harassment Guide

►Alliance: Prairie Lily Feminist Society

 
Saskatchewan Representative to the National Women's Advisory Committee: Judy Hrycuik - Superstore 1535, Saskatoon

Please Contact the Union Office at 384.5787 from within the Saskatoon area or toll free at 1.800.274.4036 for information on how to join the UFCW Local 1400 Women's Committee or contact any committee member.


Dates of Observance

March 8 each year, International Women’s Day

This is an occasion marked by women's groups around the world. The date is commemorated through the United Nations and in many countries, is designated as a national holiday. It is a day for women on all continents, who may be divided by national boundaries, by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political differences to come together to celebrate their day and reflect on the struggle for equality, justice, peace and development.

For more information please visit this United Nations web page.

View more information on International Women's Day

View more information on the history of International Women's Day

December 6, each year - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

The following information on this day of remembrance and links are from the Government of Canada website.

Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day coincides with the sad anniversary of the death of fourteen young women who were tragically killed on December 6, 1989 at l'École Polytechnique in Montréal because of their gender.

Beyond commemorating the loss of these fourteen young lives, this day represents a time to pause and reflect on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society. It is also a time to have a special thought for all the women and girls who live daily with the threat of violence or who have died as a result of deliberate acts of gender-based violence. Last but not least, it is a day for communities to reflect on concrete actions that each Canadian can take to prevent and eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.

 

 



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Saskatoon Office

1526 Fletcher Road Saskatoon, SK S7M 5M1

phone: 306.384.5787

fax: 306.978.0790

toll free: 1.800.274.4036

email: ufcw@ufcw1400.ca



Regina Office

700H-4400 4th Ave Regina, SK S4T 0H8

toll free: 1.888.886.9016

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