Announcements & Articles

Chapter Meeting July 4, 2012

Please note that our Chapter's next General Membership Meeting will take place on July 4, 2012 at 6pm, at the PSAC Ontario Region Office in Toronto, ON, Canada. Included will be a discussion on the CBTU International Convention, and plans for the CBTU Region 1 Conference coming up soon in Atlantic City NJ from August 23 - 26, 2012. If you have items to add to the agenda, or are from out of town and wish to participate via teleconference, please let the Chapter know via e-mail. Thank you, and hope to see you there!

Scholarship Application Deadline is July 30, 2012

The CBTU Ontario Canada Chapter is accepting applications for its annual Ann Newman Scholarship Fund.

The Scholarship is awarded in honour of Ann Newman, a labour and community activist and was established to provide partial scholarships to youth in the Black community pursuing a post-secondary education. One scholarship will be awarded to the successful applicant as chosen by the Fund’s Selection Committee. The scholarship will be $1,000. In the event that 2 applicants are equally qualified, 2 scholarships will be awarded of $500 each.

Ontario Canada Chapter Launches Educational DVD at CBTU's 41st International Convention

The 41st CBTU International Convention held in May 2012 was a great success for the Ontario Canada Chapter. For the first time, the Chapter hosted a booth launching items for sale, for raffle, and for free with our new logo with Canadian flare. Included as a free item was the new Educational DVD launched by our Chapter and Region 1. The DVD is a narrated and musically-accompanied version of one of the online presentations created by Isabelle Miller. One version is available in US English, and the other in Canadian English, for use within your locals and unions to promote awareness of the CBTU, and the format is described as a Flash-based Power Point program. To view these presentations please visit the following links:


How many knew about the black pilot who crashed his plane in Shanksville, PA Sept 11, 2001?
Maybe not his name or history, but just knew that the pilot was an educated black man who was married and a father. The short bio below will bring us all up to date as to who he was. We should all know and care!

Local Raises Funds for YWCA and Food Bank

TWU Local 203 hosted a fund raiser held on behalf of the YWCA at Cardel Place on April 18, 2012 in Calgary, where a viewing of Eye of the Storm took place. CBTU Communications Secretary Isabelle Miller was asked to share a few words on behalf of the chapter by event coordinator Bonnie Devine.  The local was able to donate $525.00 to the YWCA in  support of their important work in the community.  Contributors also provided substantial donations to the Calgary Food Bank, which is in need of contributions at this time of the year. A special thanks to all that attended, including chapter members Tricia Watt and Hans-Woosly Balan.

Labour Events in Ontario

Mark your calendars!   Friday, May 4, 2012: Bromley Armstrong Award Dinner Spirales Banquet Centre $50.00 each, $400.00 table of 8 ------------------------- Saturday, May 5, 2012: Austerity For Whom? Workers of Colour/Aboriginal Workers Conference “Advancing Equity in an Era of Austerity” OFL Building, 15 Gervais Dr., Registration $50.00 More information to follow in the next few weeks. Any questions please contact Ana at [email protected]. Free parking, child care available, and guest speakers will be present.

Chapter Meeting March 21, 2012

The Chapter’s next General Membership Meeting will be on March 21st, 6pm, at the PSAC Office at 90 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 608 (Just east of Yonge & Eglinton). There is Green P parking across the street and the office is easily accessible by subway. If you are planning on attending, please RSVP with Marie at [email protected] to have an idea of the attendance. Thank you and hope to see you there!

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