Recognizing National Days for Racial Justice - Sample Language


Letter of Understanding
Recognizing National Days for Racial Justice

The Employer agrees to work with the Union in recognizing and actively marking National (or Provincial) Days for Racial Justice. Such days could include, but are not limited to:
•    International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21st)
•    Indigenous People’s Day (June 21st)
•    Emancipation Day (August 1st)
•    National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30th)
•    Asian Heritage Month (month of May)
Examples of appropriate recognition activities can include educational workshops, guest speakers, participating in a community activity (e.g. rally), moments of silence or reflection, t-shirt days and social media actions to raise awareness.