2017 OPSEU Francophone Conference

Event Date

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 12:00pm

Conference Details

OPSEU’s Provincial Francophone Committee (PFC) invites you to submit your application to attend the 2017 Francophone Conference entitled “Our Language, Our Pride, Our Solidarity.”  It will take place from June 9-11, 2017 in Ottawa.  We look forward to meeting you!

This event can accommodate approximately 70 members who will be selected by the PFC.  The selection process will endeavor to invite a diverse group of attendees, representative of the many groups within our membership and their distribution among our regions.  We are aiming for a rich mix of backgrounds and points of view among the participants.

The conference will focus on the role OPSEU plays in promoting the francophone culture in communities across the province.  The topics explored will include, but are not limited to, discussions on the current status of “la Francophonie” in Ontario.  In addition, participants will look at the tools they need, specifically in French, to get more involved in their union.  The overall goal will be for participants to confidently express themselves in French, in public, as well as go home with ideas for immediate action in their communities.

Do not miss this opportunity to network, learn, share experiences and have some fun.  Please submit your completed application by e-mail to conferencefrancophone@opseu.org or fax to the Equity Unit no later than midnight, March 31, 2017.  Please also note that the conference will be conducted entirely in French and preference will give given to members who self-identify as francophone or those confident enough to communicate in the language.  The PFC will be using an anonymous selection process and will be applying the criteria as set out on pages 2 and 3 of the application form.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Tentative conference agenda ​​

​Friday, June 9, 2017

5:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Registration (dinner not provided)
​7:00 to 7:30 p.m. - Welcome / Opening Plenary
​7:30 to 8:45 p.m. - Conference Keynote (TBD)
​8:45 to 9:00 p.m. - Wrap-up and Adjourn

Saturday, June 10, 2017

8:00 to 9:00 a.m. - Breakfast (not provided)
9:00 to 10:15 a.m. - Treasure Hunt Activity   
10:15 to 10: 30 a.m. - Break
10:30 to 11:45 a.m. - Panel Discussion: Promoting francophone culture in communities throughout the province  
11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Morning Wrap-Up  
12:00 to 1:30 p.m. - Lunch (not provided)
1:30 to 2:45 p.m. - Educational workshop – Public Speaking – Finding Your Voice, Connecting with Your Audience
2:45 to 3:00 p.m. - Break
3:00 to 4:15 p.m. - Educational workshop, continued – Public Speaking – Finding Your Voice, Connecting with Your Audience
4:15 to 4:30 p.m. - Introduction to murder/mystery evening event   
5:30 p.m. - Cocktails
​6:00 to 8:30 p.m. - Dinner (provided) and murder/mystery evening

Sunday, June 11, 2017

8:00 to 9:00 a.m. - Breakfast (not provided)   
9:00 to 10:30 a.m. - Conference Guests – Presentation TBD
10:30 to 10:45 a.m. - Break
10:45 to 11:45 a.m. - Action Plan: Educationals/trainings in French at OPSEU
11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Conference Wrap-Up, Evaluation and Adjournment

Conference Forms

PDF iconConference Call Bilingual.pdf
PDF iconApplication Form EN.pdf
PDF iconApplication Form FR.pdf

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Event Location

100 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON  K1P 5K8