After seven successful weeks and nearly 14,000 kilometres, the Fairness Express made its final Ontario tour stop in beautiful Kenora. For two exciting days the team on the big green bus engaged with local residents in the community’s downtown core and Anicinabe Park.
Supporting developmental services workers in Kenora
The small northern community of Sioux Lookout is a popular spot for fishing enthusiasts. The area is home to many rivers and lakes, and tourism is important for the local economy. The town is also home to a large Aboriginal community.
Graduating from a post-secondary institution is an important accomplishment. It is a rite of passage; it's a time to celebrate.
It can also be a time of great apprehension. After years of hard work and hours of study, new graduates find themselves confronted with the challenge of securing steady work and making their way in an increasingly unfriendly economy.
During the travels of the Fairness Express, we have met such great people with such moving stories. Stories that show how resilient people are in tough times and that show how positive and hopeful people are about making a difference for the future. It has been an inspiring six weeks on the road.
In the four years that Jay Jeworski spent at business school, he wasn’t taught very much about organized labour. “I was an HR major, but I think we only had one course on unions,” says the 25-year-old who lives in Calgary. “I can understand why there are so many people out there who see unions in a really limited scope: we're not taught very much about them.”