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Defenders of the land: Guatemala

Two special events to meet Marcelo Sabuc Xalcot,National Coordinator, Campesino Committee of the Highlands of Guatemala (CCDA)

Education In Action, Guatemala, 2018

In March 2018, eight (8) PSAC members from across Canada traveled to Guatemala with the PSAC Social Justice Fund. This journey began on International Women’s Day.

Invitation to participate in the Education in Action project in Guatemala, February - March 2019

PSAC Social Justice Fund (SJF) is organizing a 12-person delegation to travel to Guatemala in the spring of 2019 to work with and learn from grass roots organizations empowering communities.

Organizing remains an act of enormous courage as threats and killings continue in Colombia

Colombian Civic Strike Leaders, Miyela Riascos,Victor Vidal & Olga Araujo invite you to a Lunch & Learn 

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Remembering Rana Plaza: Canadian corporations must do more

Canada’s unions are marking the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster by urging Canadian companies to commit to protecting and promoting the human rights of textile workers.

“Education In Action, Canada - Guatemala” Solidarity works…

With the support of the PSAC Social Justice Fund, Education in Action inspires PSAC members and others to get involved in meaningful solidarity with indigenous communities in Guatemala.  When we work together, a better world is possible. 

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Funding is available for Poverty Alleviation initiatives in Nunavut

In November 2016, the Nunavut Employees Union signed an agreement with the Nunavut Government that includes a MOU that the employer shall contribute one cent (1¢) per worker per hours worked towards social justice initiatives in Nunavut.

SJF supports Guatemalan plaintiffs in the Hudbay Minerals lawsuit

Rights Action and Klippensteins Barristers and Solicitors travelled to Guatemala City from October 18 to 20, 2017, to meet with the plaintiffs and to prepare them for their upcoming trip to Toronto.

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The Canadian government should replace NAFTA or scrap it

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a trilateral trade agreement between Canada, United States and Mexico that went into effect January 1, 1994.

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Solidarity in its true form ̶ “Education In Action”

Each year, members volunteer and travel to Guatemala to participate in the Education In Action project with the Comité Campesino del Altiplano (CCDA), a farmer’s coalition working for labour rights and long-term social change in Guatemala.

ACORN – Living Wage Campaign

ACORN – Living Wage Campaign

​ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) Canada is an independent national organization of low- and moderate-income families.