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Human Rights & Social Justice

Project Overseas, Imagineaction, Speak Truth To Power, OSU Children’s Library Fund, Plant Love Grow

Days of Awareness

World Philosophy Day November 18

By celebrating World Philosophy Day each year, on the third Thursday of November, UNESCO underlines the enduring value of philosophy for the development of human thought, for each culture and for each individual. Philosophy is an inspiring discipline as well as an everyday practice that can transform societies. © UNESCO/2020

World Science Day for Peace and Development November 10

Celebrated every 10 November, World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the important role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives. By linking science more closely with society, World Science Day for Peace and Development aims to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science.

United Nations Day October 24

UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being. © UNESCO/2020

Resources to Support Students Dealing with Mental Health Issues

The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund

Inspired by Chanie’s story and Gord’s call to build a better Canada, the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund aims to build cultural understanding and create a path toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

Our goal is to improve the lives of Indigenous people by building awareness, education, and connections between all Canadians.

Learn more about our work and programs.

Fondation Monique-Fitz-Back

Through its actions, Fondation Monique-Fitz-Back wishes to reach as many young people and educators as possible throughout the province of Quebec. With this in mind, we try to make our services and pedagogical tools as accessible as possible. However, much of our content is still only available in French. We are doing our best to change this situation and offer more bilingual content.

The following educational tools are available in English:

Implementing 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusion: A Tipsheet for Change Champions in the Youth-Serving Sector

2SLGBTQ+ young people deserve access to inclusive and affirming community, health, education and social services across the youth-serving sector. This tip-sheet is geared towards leaders and champions in the youth-serving sector, particularly managers and organizational leadership teams, to support the implementation of 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion in their organizations.

Project Overseas 2020

The Human Rights and Social Justice (HRSJ) Committee works to provide opportunities and resources for teachers including sustainability education, classroom and community-based projects, supports teachers worldwide, provides education opportunities for children living in poverty, contributes financial donations (e.g. Hurricane Matthew), and provides teachers with opportunities to volunteer overseas (e.g. Namuwongo Project).

Frequently asked questions

The committee has ties with the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, Plant Grow Love, The Humanitarian Coalition, the Namuwongo Project, OSU Children’s Library Fund, Geoscope, among others.

A: Each situation is analyzed by a CNEEST agent and is based on the medical notes provided by the doctor. In fact, it is the doctor who begins the process with the CNESST by filling out the medical report indicating the diagnosis and the link to employment.

This is why is it important to make an appointment with the doctor on the day the accident at work occurs and to fill out the register of accidents available in your school or centre.

A: Recognition of an occupational injury by the CNESST allows you to:

  • retain your full salary with access to medical rehabilitation services until your condition has stabilized;
  • have recognized any permanent disabilities and functional restrictions relating to your job;
  • retain days in your sick-leave bank;
  • facilitate recognition of a recurrence, relapse or aggravation of the initial injury in the future.

QPAT members can apply to volunteer overseas with CTF’s Project Overseas, and the Namuwongo Project.

For more information on these organizations, volunteer opportunities, and the work of the HRSJ Committee, contact your local union.

Need additional help?

You may contact QPAT via email at any time. However, your local union represents you on behalf of the provincial Association. Your local union is the first place to call for more Information