Successful Indigenous Lobby Day on the Hill

CLC Indigenous Lobby Day

On April 2nd, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) held its first-ever Indigenous Lobby Day on Parliament Hill, which was the first in Canadian labour history.

The CLC had 129 participants from 21 different union affiliates meeting with 78 Members of Parliament and Senators on Parliament Hill.  

Settler and Indigenous advocates alike stood together to call for:

Issue 1: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Inquiry

Issue 2: Access to Clean Drinking Water on Reserves

Issue 3: Honouring Residential School Children and Indigenous Education

Issue 4: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Lobby Day Poster


Indigenous Lobby - Prep training full room


Our PIPSC lobby team of Steve Malenfant, Cheryl Morris, Charlotte Young, Tammy Okemaysim, Jordon Loverock, Greg Scriver, Kimberley Skanes (Atlantic Regional Director) and Norma Domey (Vice President) were in attendance. Our members are invested in Truth and Reconciliation and are passionate about equity and justice for Indigenous Peoples. 


Liberal MP with PIPSC Rep Charlotte Young


MP Sheri Benson with Tammy Okemaysim


MP Eva Nassif Vimy with PIPSC Rep Kimberley_Skanes


MP Yves Robillard with Jocelyne Dubois from the CLC and PIPSC Rep Steve Malenfant


MP Shaun Chen with PIPSC VP Norma Domey


Thank you to PIPSC’s CLC Indigenous Representative Greg Scriver, who helped coordinate, co-lead and organize this historical first-ever CLC Indigenous lobby day in collaboration with the CLC’s Anti-Racism and Human Rights Director Mojdeh Cox. This is important solidarity work and will continue until justice and equity is achieved.


MP Nathan Cullen with PIPSC Rep Greg Scriver