PSAC’s Social Justice Fund is working with CoDevelopment Canada (CoDev) to offer a group of young activists from our union an important and unique opportunity to see first hand the beneficial outcomes of union international solidarity and social justice programs.
Part of CoDev’s mandate and partnership model is making links between Canadians and Latin Americans for mutual learning and solidarity. One of the best ways to experience this mandate and deepen our partnership and understanding is through delegations: taking Canadians to Latin America to meet the partners they support and learn first hand about their issues.
Canadian participants inevitably return home with a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by their Latin American partners, a greater appreciation of their depth of knowledge and a strengthened commitment to engaging in solidarity here at home.
Rachel Albiez, a young worker from Lethbridge, will be part of a group including Kaleena Young and Ashley Buncic, two PSAC members from BC, who will be travelling to Honduras and El Salvador from November 30 to December 9, 2011 to learn about union international solidarity programs.
Rachel will be posting regular blog entries about her experiences in Central America – visit the Prairies Regional website to read her updates.