The Annual Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) Summer Camp will be held on August 10-16 at Shekinah Retreat Centre, near Waldheim.
May is Asian Heritage Month and the theme for 2020 is, "Asian Canadians: United in Diversity". This was inspired by the long and rich history of these Canadians who continue, even today, to enrich our country and make it a more vibrant, inclusive and compassionate society.
One of such Asian Canadian is SEIU-West member Xiuli a Unit Assistant as Saskatoon City Hospital.
Xiuli emigrated from China to Canada in 2001 with her family. As a member of the Chinese community in Saskatoon, Xiuli celebrates her culture by taking part in dancing, Tai Chi classes, the Saskatoon folkfest, and Chinese New Year. She also attends traditional events that have now become a delightful blend of east and west such as weddings.
As Canada sees a rise of racism against people of Asian heritage, we asked Xiuli what her experience has been so far during the pandemic. She said, “I work with awesome people and fortunately have not personally experienced this.”
Let us take this Asian Heritage Month as an opportunity for all Canadians to learn more about the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian descent who, throughout our history have done so much to make Canada the amazing country we share today.
Period poverty describes the struggle faced by women and girls who cannot afford the cost of menstrual products, like pads or tampons. Having a period is a regular occurrence for 50% of the population; however for those who cannot afford basic sanitary supplies, it can become a monthly ordeal that limits their ability to go to school or work. Access to period products is a necessity, yet 1 in 3 Canadian women have sacrificed something else to buy pads or tampons.
The 3sHealth Employee Benefits team is proud to release a new section on 3sHealth.ca to help plan members find the information they need more easily.