Aboriginal and Workers of Colour

BIWOC Conference celebrates a decade of victories and stories

The 2023 Black, Indigenous and Workers of Colour Conference theme was “growing together,” celebrating 10 years of Unifor’s victories through the lens of BIWOC communities and continuing to build on these victories. Check out the powerful and joyous moments that reflect on a decade of solidarity.

Unifor Celebrates Black Excellence: Statement on Black History Month 2024

As we embark on the vibrant and empowering month of February, Unifor celebrates and reflects on the incredible contributions and resilience of Black communities, who throughout history, have played pivotal roles in shaping societies, breaking barriers, and inspiring profound and positive change. 

Day of action for MMIWG2S

October 4 serves to commemorate the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirited persons (MMIWG2S), and to extend our heartfelt solidarity to their families. 

Today Unifor renews support for the families calling on the Government of Manitoba to prioritize the immediate search of the Winnipeg landfill for the bodies of Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran. 

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day)

September 30 is a national statutory holiday to recognize the widespread abuse at residential schools, honour survivors, and work for reconciliation. The event has been known as Orange Shirt Day since 2013, named after the clothing taken from Phyllis (Jack) Webstad when she was six years old on her first day at residential school.

Unifor announces new Equity Fund

Unifor is launching a new Equity Fund to encourage and support local unions who wish to step up their work on equity issues.

The new program was announced at the Black, Indigenous and Workers of Colour Conference in Port Elgin, Ont. on Sunday, and will allocate $250,000 in its founding year to support projects in 2024.