Asian Heritage Month 2021: 
Recognition, Resilience, and Resolve


According to the 2016 Canadian census, 17.7% of Canadians identify as having Asian roots, and May is dedicated to celebrating them. As we continue to embrace our rich diversity, Asian Heritage Month creates an opportunity to bring attention to the accomplishments of Canadians of Asian descent, and to highlight their contributions to Canada.

This year's theme, Recognition, Resilience, and Resolve, “embodies the myriad of feelings that people of Asian descent have experienced in Canada and honours their diverse contributions and stories that are rooted in resilience and perseverance.” It is also a call to action for all Canadians to...CONTINUE READING

CAPE Survey: Interpreters’ Health Risks Persist

We released the results of a survey we conducted earlier this month amongst the federal interpreters we represent, and we learned that 92% of respondents are concerned about job-related hearing loss. Click here to access the preliminary results.

Local and Federal Occupational Health Guidance on Masks

The Chief Human Resources Officer released a message on local and federal occupational health guidance on masks. Click here to read the message.

The JLP Launches Anti-Racism: Let’s Talk!

The Joint Learning Program (JLP) launched Anti-Racism: Let’s Talk! on April 30, 2021. This new guided discussion in the Empowering Conversations series addresses an important and  timely topic in a workplace-focussed fashion. Click here for more information. 

CAPE in the News 

(In French only)

Le Devoir 
Les interprètes du Parlement victimes des séances virtuelles 

Des victimes de racisme bâillonnées dans la fonction publique fédérale 

Radio-Canada - Sur le Vif
Les défis des interprètes au Parlement depuis 1 an (Please note that CAPE survey is mentioned in this program but the interview is conducted with a freelance interpreter and not one of our members.)


Spotlight on Bill C-65 

This month, we are focusing on our issue page dedicated to Bill C-65. Incidents of workplace harassment and violence are persistent, and often go unreported because people fear retaliation from their perpetrators or employers. As a result of research and concerted advocacy efforts by CAPE and many other groups and individuals, new regulations came into force at the start of the year that will address many of these problems. Click here to learn more.

May Thematic Days

Mark Your Calendar 

June: Pride Month

June: National Indigenous History Month

June 3: 2nd anniversary of the final report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

June 5: World Environment Day

June 13 – 19: National Public Service Week

June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 27: Canadian Multiculturalism Day

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