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  • Nov 2 2014

    Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues fundraising brunch

    Fundraising Brunch 

    Sunday Nov 2, 10 am Fort Garry Hotel
    222 Broadway Ave. Winnipeg, MB

    Errol Black was a founding member of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Manitoba. He made an enormous contribution to the work, most significantly through his voluminous writing on labour issues.   Errol died November 2012. To honour his memory and to carry on his work, we have established the Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues. 

    In the spirit of the work of Errol Black – this year’s brunch will recognize the contribution of the Manitoba Federation of Labour Occupational Health Centre (OHC).  The keynote speaker will be Dr. Linda  Rae Murray.   Dr. Murray was the first physician of the MFL Occupational Health Centre in 1983. She has had a long career in occupational health and safety and public health care. As an activist, Dr. Murray speaks out against racism and gender discrimination and advocates for worker’s rights. She is currently the chief medical officer for the Illinois Cook County Department of Public Health, a general internist at a Chicago community health center, and on the faculty at the University of Illinois Chicago in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health.

    Please join us on November 2 at the Fort Garry Hotel, 10 am to celebrate the work of the OHC.  Funds raised at this event will go to support the Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues and CCPA-Manitoba.
    Tickets for the brunch are $100 – with a tax receiptable portion of $50.  A table of 10 at the brunch is $1000, which is also tax receiptable for individuals.  Those purchasing a table will also get recognition in the program.
    Cheques should be made payable to the CCPA-MB and mailed to:
    205 - 765 Main St. Winnipeg,
    MB  R2W 3N5.
    To purchase tickets on line:
    Contact us by email:
    Call the office 204-927-3200

    Thanks so much for your support and please share the attached poster widely!

  • Nov 14 2014


    8:30AM Registration | Wrap-up 4:00PM
    Carol Shields Auditorium Millennium Library 251 Donald Street


    This year’s keynote will cover Rental Rights and the complaint process of the Manitoba Human Rights Commission (MHRC). There will also be presentations on Rent Assist (formally RentAid) and changes to the Residential Tenancies Act. Our plenary and break-out groups will focus on inter-agency collaboration in housing support work.


    Please share the attached poster widely with your networks.

  • Nov 14 2014

    Annual Inter-Agency Gathering

     251 Donald Street

    Millennium Library

    8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


  • Nov 13 2014

    Child Care 2020 National Conference 2014


    CCSD Sponsors ChildCare2020 National Conference 2014

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    ChildCare2020, November 13-15, in Winnipeg.

    Many will recall Canada’s 1989 pledge to ending child poverty by 2000. Here we are, decades later, and our child poverty rate is not better. It is worse. One million kids are now living poverty in Canada. As a Canadian – and especially as a mother – this is as disturbing as it is unacceptable in our rich nation.

    Based on OECD statistics, Denmark is showing the way with investments in early childhood education at 2 per cent of GDP. Countries across the OECD are moving in this direction, seeing the value of early education for the well-being, health and success of their populations and, therefore, their nations.

    Canada spends 0.25 per cent of GDP by comparison and ranks last among OECD nations in this area.


    National Conference
    November 13-15, 2014
    Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg

    Register Now



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