Toronto – October 28, 2021 – Over 300 members from across Canada and the U.S. recently participated in UFCW Women’s Network 14th Biennial Convention held virtually.
The biennial convention’s theme entitled, “Resilience Through Leadership” was aptly named as women continue to navigate the challenges presented by the pandemic.
Participants heard from UFCW International President Marc Perrone, UFCW Canada National President Paul Meinema – and the two women who hold the highest positions in the labour movement in Canada and across the border – CLC President Bea Bruske and AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler.
Guest speaker Heather Booth led a workshop based upon the fundamental ideas of the Midwest Academy’s Strategy Chart – a widely used grassroots organizing training tool. Rachel Lyons delivered background on the Pro Act, and Debora De Angelis provided a background on closing the gender wage gap for UFCW Canada delegates.
UFCW Women’s Network also elected a new Executive Board with UFCW Canada Ontario Regional Director, Debora De Angelis serving as Recorder.
Delegates finished the convention feeling inspired and motivated to lead change with a strategy that involves empowering women.
To learn more about UFCW Women’s Network, click here.