Equity Unit

The Equity Unit provides advice, research and support in the following key areas:

  1. For provincial and regional committees and caucuses on issues related to women, people with disabilities, workers of colour, Aboriginal workers, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, intersex, asexual, queer, questioning and two spirited (LGBTTIAQQ2S) workers, francophones and young workers.
  2. In collaboration with OPSEU’s Equity Committees and Caucuses and the Member Education Unit, the Equity Unit also plans equity-themed conferences over the course of the calendar year.
  3. To members in relation to member to member harassment and discrimination complaints.
  4. To members and staff in relation to human rights and equity issues at the local level.
You can find out more about our work, how to get involved and related resources on our website.
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Equity News

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Equity Events

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Webinar
Saturday, February 29, 2020
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Contact Us


Matthew Da Silva
Secretary (Acting)
Work: 416.443.8888 EXT. 3390 or 1.800.268.7376 EXT. 3390
Email: equity@opseu.org

Human Rights Officers

Margaret Smoke

Work: 416.443.8888 EXT. 3391
Email: msmoke@opseu.org

Tim Vining

Work: 416.443.8888 EXT. 3393
Email: tvining@opseu.org

Fridmar Facunda

Officer (bilingual)
Work: 416.443.8888 EXT. 3392
Email: ffacunda@opseu.org

Marjorie Nelson

Work: 416.443.8888 EXT. 3394
Email: mnelson@opseu.org

Equity Committees and Caucuses

Indigenous Circle
Indigenous Circle
We the North
Disability Rights Caucus
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Provincial Francophone Committee
Provincial Human Rights Committee
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Provincial Women's Committee
Provincial Young Workers Committee
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Rainbow Alliance Arc-en-Ciel
OPSEU Coalition of Racialized Workers, Strength Purpose Representation - SEFPO Coalition des travailleurs racialises, resilience determination representation
The Coalition of Racialized Workers
Solidarity Funds
Respect, Inclusion, Solidarity
Social Mapping Task Force