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Transgender Day of Remembrance started as a vigil in 1999 to commemorate the death of Rita Hester, a transgender woman killed in 1998. Rita Hester was a highly vocal and visible member of the Trans community in Boston Massachusetts.

Violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people, particularly Black and Brown transgender women, is at an all-time epidemic proportion.

While this day is a day of mourning and remembrance, it is also a day to reflect on contributions to the Transgender community and the power of their survival.

HALIFAX, NS, October 29, 2020 – In order to shine a light on the impacts of privatization of civilian work within the Department of National Defence (DND), the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Union of National Defence Employees (UNDE) released a comprehensive report,

Regional Council Directors met virtually on October 15-16 to conduct the Council business. Below are the main highlights of the meeting.