Today marks the first day of Asian Heritage Month in Canada. Officially recognized by the federal government in May 2002, Asian Heritage Month has been celebrated across the country since the 1990s. I encourage everyone to recognize the many contributions Canadians of Asian heritage have made and continue to make to the cultural, social and economic landscape of our country.

As National Mental Health Week begins across Canada, this is a valuable opportunity to remind each other of the crucial importance of protecting and promoting mental health. Many workers face unacceptable hazards to their mental health in the workplace – especially women, racialized workers, 2SLGBTQIA+ workers, migrant workers and workers with disabilities. Every worker deserves a workplaces that is safe, fair and ensures supports required to be well and feel safe at work.

To support mental health, ACTRA members can reach out anytime to HAVEN Helpline and LifeWorks.  

I encourage everyone to take good care of yourselves and to be there for each other when times are hard.

In solidarity,
Eleanor Noble
ACTRA National President

President’s Message Archive

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