The Annual Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) Summer Camp will be held on August 10-16 at Shekinah Retreat Centre, near Waldheim.
We are leaving a dark, ugly and hateful world behind us for our children and grandchildren to live in if we don’t stand up and speak up against the realities in our world.
Discrimination has and will further divide us in this province and country. Many will blame the confinement and restrictions of this pandemic as the result of escalating questionable behaviour. The truth of the matter is, discrimination was here before this pandemic. Hate was here before this pandemic. Division was here before this pandemic and the discrimination, hate and division is growing. It will swallow up and consume our children’s and grandchildren’s world if we don’t stop it now and speak up.
We voted for our “chosen” government leaders to work for us. Are they really working for us or are they working for themselves? We should be demanding these elected officials do their job dealing with the discrimination and hate in our country and provinces. They should be speaking up, speaking loud and taking action against discrimination. Anything less, they are not doing their jobs. Some have not been doing their job; maybe they are part of the problem? Maybe it’s time to start thinking and questioning that?
When are we going to get to the end of being sick and tired of watching the tears, hearing the voices of broken hearts and broken families, hearing the “I’m sorry,” “my condolences” and feeling our guts churn from the outcome of discrimination?
Our children and grandchildren are watching and listening.
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.