June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day

Grave reckoning this Indigenous Month and Indigenous Peoples Day

OPSEU Scholarship winners 2021

OPSEU Local 101 is excited to announce the recipients of the 2021 scholarships:

Winning Clipart Scholarship Award - Scholarship Icon , Free Transparent  Clipart - ClipartKey

Lauren Allen

Alexander Borek

Gavin Feher

Heather Greenwood

Ryan Huczel

Zuzanna Jaglarz

Madison Lauzon

Chloe MacDonell

Amanda MacNeil

Laura MacNeil

Robert Magic

Gabrielle Riggi

Fiona Rocheleau

Briar Silvestro




The 2021 scholarship applications all demonstrated perseverance, integrity, community involvement as well as passion for their field of study and career goals.

Despite COVID-19 these deserving individuals were able to go above and beyond helping to serve their communities and achieve academic excellence.

We would like to thank all the applicants for applying and wish everyone the best of luck in their upcoming academic year. You should each be very proud of yourselves.

-OPSEU Local 101 Scholarship Committee

May is Speech and Hearing Month!

OPSEU Local 101 is pleased to celebrate Speech and Hearing Month in May!



Speech-language pathologists and audiologists work with people of all ages to identify, assess and treat a wide range of communication disorders. Speech-language pathologists are health professionals who identify, diagnose and treat communication and swallowing disorders across the lifespan. Audiologists are hearing health professionals who identify, diagnose and manage individuals with peripheral or central hearing loss, tinnitus, vestibular and balance disorders and other communication disorders across the lifespan. Communication health assistants are specifically trained to provide clinical services under the supervision of a speech-language pathologist or audiologist.

In addition to working in clinical settings, speech-language pathologists and audiologists work in research, education, advocacy, policy development and health administration. 

Here’s a great overview of the profession of Speech Language Pathologists:


May is National Physiotherapy Month!

OPSEU local 101 is proud to celebrate National Physiotherapy Month! 


National Physiotherapy Month – Ontario Physiotherapy Association




From helping Canadians recover from illness to helping improve the flexibility, strength, and balance older adults need to remain independent and mobile, physiotherapy plays a key role in healthy aging. Physiotherapy can help Canadians maintain and improve their physical wellbeing and manage and prevent injury and illness in all of us as we age.

Click on the link below to learn more about the wide range of services physiotherapists provide!



April 28th is National Day of Mourning

Day of Mourning - WCB Alberta

Marked annually in Canada on April 28, the National Day of Mourning is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy.

Consider taking a moment today to reflect on the past year to honour the lives lost or injured due to workplace tragedy, while also acknowledging the sacrifices of frontline and essential workers who have died or become ill serving during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 11 – 17 is National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!

OPSEU Local 101 is proud to celebrate National Medical Laboratory Week!

Medical Lab professionals help diagnose everything from cancer to diabetes to COVID-19, saving countless lives along the way. It’s time to celebrate these health professionals during National Medical Laboratory Week: April 11 – 17, 2021. 

Click on the link below to learn more about Medical Lab professionals:


March 17th is Dietitian’s Day!

OPSEU Local 101 is proud to celebrate Dietitian’s Day on March 17th during Nutrition Month.

Happy Dietitians' Day! - Obesity Canada

March 17, 2021 will mark the twelfth year of celebrating Dietitians Day in Canada, always held the third Wednesday in March. It will shine the spotlight on the profession and remind us that dietitians are the trusted choice for reliable life-changing food and nutrition advice.

Learn more about the Dietitian profession below:

March is Pharmacy Appreciation Month!

OPSEU Local 101 is proud to celebrate Pharmacy Appreciation Month during March

There for Canadians

It’s time to celebrate the pharmacy community and the role pharmacists play, day in and day out! That’s why this March Pharmacy Awareness Month, the annual national campaign that shines a spotlight on all things pharmacy, is moving from ‘awareness’ to ‘appreciation’ to better reflect and celebrate the extraordinary role pharmacists play in health care, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us in celebrating Pharmacy Appreciation Month and all the reasons pharmacy is so special! Click on the link below to learn more about this vital profession:

March is Child Life Month!

OPSEU local 101 is proud to celebrate the profession of Child Life during the Month of March.

The Child Life Profession: A Unique Way to Work with Children – UConn  Center for Career Development

Child Life Specialists help children and families cope with the stressors associated with hospitalization. They use various teaching resources to help prepare patients for procedures, teach kids coping and distraction techniques and provide developmental and expressive play opportunities. 

Learn more about the Child Life profession below:

March 1-7 is Social Work Week!

OPSEU local 101 is proud to celebrate Social Work Week!

Harjit Sajjan on Twitter: "This #SocialWorkWeek2021, let's recognize the essential work that our social workers do each & every day to help 🇨🇦s in these difficult times. With #COVID19, it wasn't always

Each year communities and organizations across Canada take time in March to recognize the hard work, dedication and compassion of social workers. In Ontario, we honour the compassion and strength of these caring professionals during the first week of March. 

Learn more about the Social Work profession below: