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Human Rights & Social Justice

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

World AIDS Day December 1

Equalize Every year, on 1 December, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. People around the world unite to show support for people living with and affected by HIV and to remember those who lost their lives to AIDS. The inequalities which perpetuate the AIDS pandemic are not inevitable; we can tackle them. This World AIDS Day, UNAIDS is urging each of us to address the inequalities which are holding back progress in ending AIDS. The “Equalize” slogan is a call to action. It is a prompt for all of us to work for the proven practical actions needed to address inequalities and help end AIDS.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities December 5

Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fueling an accessible and equitable world Disability inclusion is an essential condition to upholding human rights, sustainable development, and peace and security. It is also central to the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to leave no one behind. The commitment to realizing the rights of persons with disabilities is not only a matter of justice; it is an investment in a common future. The complex and interconnected crises facing humanity today, including the shocks resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and other countries, a tipping point in climate change, all pose humanitarian challenges of an unprecedented nature, as well as threats to the global economy.

Human Rights Day December 10

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document, which proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world. 2022 Theme: Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All Join us for a year-long campaign to promote and recognise the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Roots & Shoots

Canadian Black History Resources

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