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Make Mental Health and Well-Being a Top Priority in Canada

The COVID pandemic has clearly illustrated how broken Canada’s mental health care system is. After two years of social and economic disruption, people of all ages are struggling with depression, stress and anxiety at unimaginable levels. Each of us are trying our best to cope with loneliness, loss and grief.

Yet there are tens of thousands of Canadians on waiting lists to receive mental health treatment, and tens of thousands more who can’t afford it in the first place. The personal and economic costs of mental illness and depression on our society are enormous.

It’s time to put mental health care at the top of the agenda. Canada needs a publicly administered, universal mental health care system that is accessible to all. Adding mental health to Canada’s Medicare system will provide vitally important mental health supports and treatment to all Canadians and guarantee everyone can lead a happy and healthy life.

Send a strong message to the government now

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Happy Canada Day from the CCU

The Confederation of Canadian Unions wants to wish its members and working people throughout our country a very Happy Canada Day. There is so much to be proud of, and more to work for in […]

A World to Win – May Day 2022

International Workers’ Day, held every year on May 1, is a celebration of workers’ rights, social justice, equity and democracy. Founded by socialists in the late 19th century, the date was chosen to commemorate the […]




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By resolution 49/214 (link is external)of 23 December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples shall be observed on 9 August every year. The date marks...
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Documentary - 47 minutes

The 47-minute documentary, called The Voice for Independent Unions in Canada, illustrates the CCU's dedication to the establishment of a democratic, independent labour movement, its newfound working relationship with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), and its commitment to growth and renewal. The documentary also focuses on the struggles of labour activists inside the CCU, its proud history, its work with social justice activists in Canada and around the globe, and the new economic challenges of wage stagnation and growing inequality.
The documentary will be submitted to over 50 film and documentary festivals in Canada and around the world in 2014 and 2015, including the Sundance Film Festival and the Toronto Hot Docs Festival. Be sure to watch the documentary in full screen and High Definition. Click on the little wheel in the bottom right corner of the video to the left of the YouTube icon, and then press 1080p HD. For full screen, simply press the little square to the right of the YouTube icon. Director and Editor: Sean Cain Executive Producer: Joanie Cameron Pritchett