BIWOC Committee


We would like to acknowledge that the land on which the Unifor Local 2002 Office is located is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. 

In particular, we acknowledge the territory of the Anishinabek, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and Ojibway/Chippewa peoples; the land that is home to the Metis; and most recently, the territory of the Mississauga's of the Credit First Nation who are direct descendants of the Mississaugas of the Credit. Today, these lands are home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples.

We respectfully acknowledge the ancestral homelands in other provinces whose territories we may be meeting from today.

We are grateful to have the opportunity to be learning, organizing, and working on traditional lands and by doing so, give our respect to elders both past, present and future.



Unifor is proud to celebrate First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples’ diverse and enduring culture, history and achievements. Members are encouraged to take action June 21 by calling on the federal government to implement the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.



Every Child Matters

Indigenous History Month





The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) is a registered Canadian charity, dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black History and heritage.




Black History Month Kick-Off






December 11, 2020

A brief history of Indigenous relations in Canada [PDF]


October 16, 2020

Raising the Mi’Kmaq Grand Council Flag [LINK]


June 04, 2020

A Message from the AWOC Committee:  Solidarity Together- We stand in solidarity! [LINK]


November 1, 2019

Grand Council Flag hoisted, a first in Jazz Airline History [LINK]



Unifor Local 2002 Black, Indigenous and Workers of Colour (BIWOC) Committee has been established to:

Promote Inclusivity where members who represent themselves as BIWOC feel valued, respected and safe to be their authentic self,

Promote Equity where members are treated fairly and impartially,

Promote Social Justice where BIWOC members should have equal opportunity which is fair and free from Bias, equal treatment which is free of prejudice, fair and proper administration of laws which are free of any form of discrimination and overt racism.

United under the principles and leadership of Unifor Local 2002, the committee will fight and seek to achieve fairness for BIWOC members.

We will strive to engage the members in our fight against any form of discrimination and racism and will spread this message to our workplaces, the other Unifor Locals and the society at large.




Chairperson: Loretta Cluney
Secretary: Astraea Sam
Liaison to the Executive Board: Ada Zampini




 For more information, please contact:
[email protected]



Updated: October 11, 2022 - AZ