Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) will be hosting a candle light vigil in Regina in remembrance and action on violence against women.

Please join us for an outdoor candlelight vigil to commemorate the 14 women who were murdered by a gunman chanting “I hate feminists” on December 6, 1989 at the École Polytechnique in Montreal. On December 6, first let us mourn and remember then let us recommit to take action and confront all forms of gender based violence, wherever we see it. Masks are mandatory.

The Vigil will be held Monday, December 6, 2021 at 5:00pm at the Regina City Hall (2476 Victoria Ave)

If you have any questions regarding the event, please email Deanna at dogle@clcctc.ca or call 306.201.9923.


Canada: Ontario Proposes A ‘Right To Disconnect’ After Hours & Other Major Changes To Employment Legislation

06 November 2021by P.A. Neena Gupta and Hina Ghaus Gowling WLG

Disclaimer – The views in this article are not necessarily the views of, nor express our reality in, ASPA.  The purpose of highlighting this article is to provide members with varying viewpoints and information about Labour and the happenings around campus, provincially, nationally and internationally.

Ontario is on track to become the first jurisdiction in Canada to legislate a “right to disconnect” for employees.

The proposed legislation, Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021 (“Bill 27”) passed First Reading on October 25, 2021.1 Bill 27 is omnibus legislation that seeks to amends several acts, including the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”).

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Coach Approach to Leadership Program

Coach Approach to Leadership Program: 25% Registration Discount for ASPA Members

In the Coach Approach to Leadership Program participants will discover coaching as a leadership tool. Receive 30 CCE hours approved by ICF, a certificate of completion and add your Leadership Coach Practitioner credentials to your CV and LinkedIn Profile to showcase your developed skills.

Participants will discover coaching to facilitate thinking, creativity, and problem solving and develop communication styles to engage, empower, and inspire action. This hands-on engaging program is designs for anyone wanting to enhance coaching, communication, feedback and change leadership skills. Participants will learn:

  • From 7 proven models and 7 scenarios to provide context to learnings
  • Relationship-building opportunities that create trust
  • Gain workplace awareness’s
  • Develop a coaching mindset through 5 principles

Dates: November 17 – 19, 2021

Delivery: Virtual

Tuition: $2,495 $1,871.25 + GST with promo code ASPA25

More Information: execed.info/CAL


ASPA 2021 Summer Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the ASPA Members that participated in this years ASPA 2021 Summer Photo Contest. On behalf of the ASPA Social Committee, congratulations to our winners!

First Place:

Jana Al-Sagheer

“Long summer evenings exploring the beauty of Saskatchewan. I happened upon these two deer during one of Saskatchewan’s stunning sunsets. Could you ask for a more beautiful landscape?”

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ASPA Updates, Uncategorized

Every Child Matters

ASPA members stand together with our other Usask unions and campus community to acknowledge that every child matters and to raise awareness of the inter-generational impacts of IRSs.

These orange “Every Child Matters” t-shirts, were designed by Torrie Ironstar. Torrie is Nakota from Ocean Man, First Nation. He is a deaf artist, born and raised in Regina. All proceeds from the sale of the Every Child Matters T-Shirt will be donated to The Gathering Place run by Regina Treaty Status Indian Services (RTSIS), to support their work offering trauma care and support for residential school survivors and their families.

ASPA Updates, Uncategorized

The Leadership Essentials for Supervisors & Leading Change Programs

20% Registration Discount for ASPA Members on TWO Upcoming Programs this Fall with Promocode: EARLYBIRD20

The Leadership Essentials for Supervisors Program is designed to give a deep dive into holistic leadership skills including communication, coaching, performance management, and leading change. Participants will learn how to:

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Make Retirement the Best Yeas of Your Life

Jim Yih

ASPA is dedicated to providing our members with information and resources that will enrich your experience as a member and employee of the university. This June, the following retirement planning workshop may be of interest:

Retirement is a personal decision. According to Jim Yih, one of Canada’s leading experts on money, retirement, investing and personal finance, the most successful retirees are not the ones with the most money, but rather the ones who take time to understand what they want out of retirement and plan accordingly. 

  • Yih will share with you his insights on the most important issues when it comes to having a successful retirement including:
  • That retirement planning is personal. Retirement can be anything you want it to be – you simply need to take some time to figure it out.
  • Why you may not need as much money as you think to retire happy and successfully
  • That retirement planning is the harmonization of two important issues: 
  • lifestyle issues; and
  • money issues

This free webinar will take place on:


Day of Mourning

Today, April 28th, is the National Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job. As Saskatchewan battles a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour is urging the provincial government to take immediate action to protect workers and ensure that there are no more preventable illnesses or deaths from COVID-19 contracted by workers while on the job.

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Canada: Paid Vacation Leave

by Lisa Goodfellow and Jenifer Gentle Miller Thomson LLP

Saskatchewan has become the first jurisdiction in Canada to implement a paid leave to allow an employee to take time off work to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Saskatchewan’s The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2020 have been amended to add a new Special Vaccination Leave (s. 6-22.1).  Under this provision, workers:

  • are entitled to three consecutive hours leave during work hours to receive a COVID-19 vaccination;
  • are entitled to more than three consecutive hours if the employer determines the circumstances warrant a longer break from work; and
  • do not lose any pay or other benefits while receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.

This new regulation came into force on March 18, 2021.  It will be interesting to see if any other Canadian jurisdictions follow Saskatchewan’s lead in providing this paid vaccination leave.  We will keep you informed of any updates.

Reference Site: Paid Vaccination Leave – Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Canada (mondaq.com)