In 1994, HEU established four equity committees to recognize the diversity of our membership and to help end discrimination based on race, gender, ethnic background, disability or sexual orientation. Those working groups officially became standing committees at HEU's 1996 convention.
At the 2008 convention, delegates passed a resolution to make the Women’s Committee a standing committee within the equity caucus.
And at HEU's 30th biennial convention (October 31-November 4, 2016), the First Nations Standing Committee successfully put forth a constitutional amendment to change the committee's name to the Indigenous Peoples Standing Committee to be more inclusive and accurately reflect Indigenous groups.
Working with HEU’s equity officer, these committees provide outreach and advocacy to HEU members, and work in solidarity with other social justice groups.
These committees self-produce regular newsletters. For a hard copy, contact your local executive or the HEU education department at the Provincial Office, 604-438-5000 or toll-free 1-800-663-5813.
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Equity Conference 2013 newsletter
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People with disAbilities Standing Committee:
Pink Triangle Standing Committee:
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