National Day of Mourning, April 28

Workplaces are not safe. Despite health and safety laws and health and safety mandated training, in 2022 in Canada, 993 workers were killed while on the job because of unsafe working conditions.  In 2022, there were 993 recorded fatalities on the job in Canada! About 15 years ago, the labour movement  developed a campaign, Kill a Worker Go to Jail! While there were some improvements in sentencing employers for causing injury and death,  not much have changed since. The number of workplace fatalities is higher in 2022 than 2020.

Mourn the dead and fight like hell for the living. (Mother Jones)

Every year, on April 28th, workers commemorate those who lost their lives on the job with the resolve to keep fighting for the safety of their working conditions. The Niagara Regional Labour Council holds annual ceremonies at 10 locations in the region. We encourage our members to visit any of them on April 28th.

Source: Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards

International Hand-made Marketplace Fundraiser on Feb 6 in International Centre

As part of International Development Week, Brock ESL Services will hold an International Hand-made Marketplace on Tuesday, February 6 from 2-4pm in GLB 104 as a fundraiser for The Plastic Bank.

All proceeds from our International Hand-Made Marketplace will support The Plastic Bank, a social enterprise founded and based in Vancouver, BC that builds recycling ecosystems in under-developed communities in an effort to fight both plastic pollution in oceans and high poverty levels in developing countries. Our marketplace will feature a variety of products, including custom Japanese and Chinese calligraphy, hand-painted mandala rocks, hand-made soaps, photographic prints of Niagara landscapes and yummy home-made penuche (brown sugar fudge).

Come out and learn more about The Plastic Bank so you can “Be A Part Of The Solution, Not The Pollution”!

*Please note that all purchases should be cash only

For more information, see

Understanding Palestine: Critical Insights and a Way Forward – Panel on January 24th

Join us on Wednesday, January 24th at 6 pm for a panel presentation of five speakers followed by a Q&A period. Refreshments and light food will be provided. All are welcome.

It will be held in person at Brock. You will receive the event room via email 3 – 4 days before the event once you are registered. Register at

Hosted by the Political Action and International Solidarity Committee.

Panelists: Rabbi David Mivasair, Moe Alqasem, Simon Black, Jana Bataineh, & Josh Decker.

Hadiya’dagęnhahs First Annual Pow Wow on January 19th at Brock

Friday, January 19 2024 from 12 pm – 6 pm.

They are still looking for volunteers – click here to sign up.

Honouring our Students, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Come down and experience Hadiya’dagénhahs First Annual Pow Wow here at Brock University in the Ian D. Beddis Gymnasium on January 19th, 2024! This event is open to everyone. You are encouraged to check out the vendors, dance in an intertribal, watch the Championship Dancers or hear from Championship Drums. It is our hope that we can come together as a Brock Community to give the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Communities the warmest welcome. 

Grand Entry is at Noon
This is the start of the Pow Wow, where dignitaries, Brock Leadership and our head staff with usher in and birth our Hadiya’dagénhahs Eagle Staff

Take part in reconciliACTION by volunteering, engage by purchasing something from a vendor or stand with us by attending. We just hope to see you there!