Purpose

To promote awareness of the cultures of our Worker of Colour members within our union membership and how those values intertwine with union values.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. To assist the SEIU-West Executive Board in achieving its targets and priorities while ensuring diverse representation.
  2. To engage our Worker of Colour members to strengthen their union involvement and participation.
  3. To promote racial justice, inclusion and equity in our workplaces.
  4. To educate and inform all union members on Worker of Colour issues within the workplace.
  5. To keep our Worker of Colour members up to date on specific issues that might impact them.
  6. To recruit possible members by attending meetings, conferences and cultural events.
  7. To work with other Equity seeking groups to broaden and develop the goals of the union.
  8. To be an advisory and a resource for all union members, the Executive Board and bargaining committee on Worker of Colour issues and to ensure that diversity is reflected.

Committee Members

Committee Co-Chairs:
Jeanne Javinal, Licenced Practical Nurse, Comunity Renal Hemodialysis Centre (Saskatoon) 639.318.3285 

Felix Osei

Committee Communicator:

Yolanda Sagayo - Cook, Davidson Health Centre (Davidson) 306.262.3163  

Committee Members:
Claudia Moran Gossmann

Leta Raquel Lee - RUH - 306.203.1544

Manu Priya De Silva

Hassan Mowgli - Continuing Care Assistant - Home Care 

Top Officer:
Neil Colmin – 306.693.7922 ext. 4225

Staff Representative:
Dennel Pickering – 306.652.1011 ext. 2241

MMC Sharing Converations: Ukraine

SEIU-West's Multicultural Mentorship Committee is passionate about bringing attention to issues around the world, often times these places were where our members once called "home."

Worldwide news broke recently when Russia invaded Ukraine, in violation of international law.

Stories from the Front Line: Manu

November 20-28, 2021 is Saskatchewan Multicultural Week. This year, the Multicultural Association of Saskatchewan is asking us to celebrate Saskatchewan Multicultural week by having residents share stories with the hashtag #TogetherWeMakeSaskatchewanStrong.

We couldn't be more proud of our members, so we are highlighting some of our multicultural members this week. Meet Manu.

Multicultural Mentorship Committee: Canadian Citizen Financial Assistance 2021

SEIU-West Multicultural Mentorship Committee is pleased to announce our new initiative to assist up to eight of our new Canadian members on their path to Canadian Citizenship.

If you are an SEIU-West member who is applying for Canadian Citizenship, writing your test for Canadian citizenship, or if you need financial assistance to go to an interview/test/hearing, please apply for assistance. The SEIU-West Multicultural Mentorship Committee is providing financial support of $200 to help with these costs.

We would love to share with the world your moment when you officially become a Canadian citizen, so please send along a photo of you in your moment!

How to apply: Email [email protected] with the subject line "SEIU-West Multicultural Mentorship Committee" by December 5th. Explain what you need the assistance for, and what becoming a Canadian citizen will mean to you! Leave us your name, phone number (cell preferably) and SEIU-West affiliated workplace so we can follow up with you.

We will notify the successful applicants by December 15th.

You can print a poster here.

MMC Coffee Break with Saskatoon Open Door Society

SEIU-West Multicultural Mentorship Committee is thrilled to announce their first Coffee Break. This is a 20 minute presentation followed by 40 minutes for questions and conversation. 

Our first guest speaker is from the Saskatoon Open Door Society. This is open to SEIU-West members, their family, friends, and their communities.

Please join us to find out how you can help more people on their pathway to immigrate to Canada. Grab a coffee, a comfortable chair and bring your questions.

When: November 10th, 2021 at 4:30pm

Topic: What assistance exists to help with immigration, what are the steps to sponsoring family to immigrate and what assistance is there to process citizenship.

Where: Zoom

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