Note to file Meeting with Minister Lawrence MacAulay December 13, 2021

After many months of waiting, I met with the Minister on December 13, 2021 for a 30 minute meeting. I was accompanied by Mike Martin. Also in attendance were Paul Ledwell, the Deputy Minister and Patricia Beh, Chief of Staff to the Minister. I ran through our list of concerns and asked the Minister if …

Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!

The global theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which will run from 25 November to 10 December 2021, is “Orange the world: End violence against women now!” The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, November 25th, was designated in 1999 by the United Nations General Assembly. The date …

Not All Disabilities are Visible

International Day of Disabled Persons is the 3rd of December 2021. First launched in 1992, the event is in its 29th year of celebration, marking nearly three decades of meaningful change for the disabled community.   Some disabilities, like mental health disorders, chronic pain and fatigue, are invisible – but that does not make them any less devastating to someone’s quality of …

letter to the Honorable Lawrence MacAuley Minister of Veterans Affairs

National President Virginia Vaillancourt Honourable Lawrence MacAulayMinister of Veterans AffairsHouse of CommonsOttawa, ONK1A 0A6 By E-mail November 22, 2021 Dear Minister MacAulay, I am writing to you to request your immediate attention to the situation regarding the caseload for Case Managers at Veterans’ Affairs Canada. We note with interest your renewed promise to provide more …