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Human Rights & Social Justice

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

Days of Awareness

International Day of Charity: September 5

A girl walks away from an aid distribution in Eastern Mosul holding a baby hygiene kit.
© UNICEF Iraq/2016/Khuzaie

International Literacy Day: 8 September

One of three adult literacy classrooms in Gao, Mali constructed by the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
UN photo/Harandane Dicko

International Day of Sign Languages: 23 September

Maleni Chaitoo, representative of the International Disability Alliance - International Disability and Development Consortium (IDA/IDDC), addresses the meeing using sign language during the special event in observance of the Internation Day of Persons with Disabilities (2015).
UN Photo/Amanda Voslard

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