Though a couple of months late, we thought we would share with you our experience at the Canadian Labour Congress’ Taking Charge of Change event in August, which also happened to fall on International Youth Day.
The evening consisted of Pecha Kucha talks from young workers, youth activists, and local youth-led organizations. It was also an opportunity to connect with other motivated and passionate individuals and organizations in the Ottawa-Gatineau community, within the labour movement, and with young people across Ontario, more generally.
As the representative from the Canadian Intern Association, I discussed the issue of unpaid internships in Canada and highlighted our Claim Back Your Pay campaign, some of our more notable successes in the last year, as well as our objectives for the near future. Finally, I made sure to give a huge shout out to all those who support us and those who continue to keep the issue of unpaid internships in the spotlight.
We can’t thank you enough!