Nov 2 Blood And Water Screening & Donation Campaign

OPSEU Local 415

OPSEU Local 415 is the democratically-run body that represents Algonquin College full-time and partial-load faculty (professors and instructors), cousellors, and librarians.

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“We have on this land all of that which makes life worth living.”
— Mahmoud Darwish

At Local 415, we are committed to making the promise of Truth and Reconciliation real. This commitment goes beyond words — our actions speak louder. We refuse to become numb to what is happening around us. Everyone deserves clean drinking water.

Among those in the world who are currently without this right are the Neskantaga First Nation. This community has been under a boil water advisory for the past 10,450 days and counting — more than 28 years.

What can you do to help?

First, join us at a virtual screening of Layla Staat’s Blood and Water documentary on Thursday, November 2 at 7 p.m. Sign up here before 12 noon on November 2.

Second, donate personal hygiene products for Ojibwe living in Neskantaga. Your Local is collecting personal hygiene products (shower gel, shaving razors, shampoo, etc.) as part of a drive to support Neskantaga community members. DONATION DROP-OFFS: A207a Monday to Thursday between 9-5.

For more information, you can go to the Neskantaga homepage. You can also see updates on our Local 415 website, Facebook page or reach out to
In solidarity and strength, 

Your Local 415 Leadership Team
Annette Bouzi, President
Judy Puritt, First Vice-President
Ala’ Qadi, Second Vice-President
Tracy Henderson, Chief Steward
Martin Lee, Secretary
Shawn Pentecost, Treasurer

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