OPSEU/SEFPO Retired Members Division Conference – Oct 24-26

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
To Thursday, October 26, 2023
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Airport West 5444 Dixie Road, Mississauga, ON, L4W 2L2

The 2023 OPSEU/SEFPO Retired Member Division Conference (RMD) is taking place Oct. 24 to 26 in Toronto and will focus on your role as a regional activist lead to motivate and empower retired members of the RMD in each region.

OPSEU/SEFPO and the labour movement only thrive because we have strong activists who are willing to step up and do the work required in our regions. The RMD strives to continue to be a strong and vibrant part of OPSEU/SEFPO. We will be re-engaging and reinvigorating activism in our retirees and in each region.

Participants will learn “Organize to Win” with the use of alternative media/devices as a way of organizing and taking action. They will also develop retiree activism groups which will empower everyone to participate in community/political actions.

Note: Please bring a cell phone or tablet or laptop to the conference for Day 2 Educational segment.


  • Date: Tuesday October 24 to Thursday October 26
    • Registration: October 24th (11 am – 12:30 pm)
    • Adjournment: October 26th (1pm)
  • Event Location: Laurel Hall DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Airport West
  • Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Airport West
    • 5444 Dixie Road, Mississauga, ON, L4W 2L2
    • Telephone: 1-905-624-1144
    • Website: www.torontoairportwest.doubletree.com
    • $159.00 + taxes (4% MAT + 13% HST)
      • Complimentary Wi-Fi in all guestrooms and meeting facilities
      • Complimentary Airport Shuttle – on demand every 40 minutes
      • Complimentary parking for all attendees

Note: The 60 km Accommodation OPSEU/SEFPO Policy is in effect for this conference.

Hotel Room Bookings

OPSEU/SEFPO will make the hotel reservation on behalf of the member when they request a hotel room while registering through the Member Portal.

OPSEU/SEFPO will be booking all hotel rooms centrally. Hotel rooms will be reimbursed on a single room basis.

Members are responsible for payment of their hotel room upon check out as there are no charges billed back to OPSEU/SEFPO. Please save your itemized receipt and submit it with your Membership Expense Claim Form.

You must notify the Conferences Unit of any special accessibility needs that you may have with respect to your hotel room.

Any additional nights outside of this policy must be pre-approved by the Conferences Unit, regardless of Region or distance from the event.

Human Rights Accommodation Request Form

Should you require a human rights accommodation or have an existing accommodation under the Human Rights Code, please complete and submit the Human Rights Accommodation Request Form in full.


For travel days – those staying at the hotel and who live beyond 60km from the conference.

Tuesday, October 24th – lunch and dinner

Wednesday, October 25th – breakfast and dinner (lunch will be provided)

Thursday, October 26th breakfast and lunch. (Plus dinner for those travelling past the dinner hour)

New meal expense allowances:

Breakfast – $21 Lunch: $29 Dinner: $38

Please submit a Human Rights Accommodation Form if you have food allergies.

Procedures for Online Registration

Online registration forms for this meeting are now available. Members will be able to complete and submit the Member Event Registration Form, Hotel Booking Form through OPSEU/SEFPO’s Member Portal.

Attached you will find the following documentation:

1. Advance Form
2. OPSEU/SEFPO Human Rights Accommodation Form
3. Member Portal Quick Intro
4. Event Registration Tutorial
5. Online Expense Claim Tutorial

Please register no later than September 15, 2023.

We appreciate your cooperation and participation in this conference.

In Solidarity,
Retired Members Division Executive
Authorized For Distribution:
JP Hornick OPSEU/SEFPO President

Tentative Conference Agenda

Day One – October 24, 2023

Noon to 1:00 PM Registration

1:00 to 1:30 PM Conference Opening, Land Acknowledgement, Statement of Respect

1:30 to 1:45 PM Meet the OPSEU/SEFP Retired Members Division Executive

1:45 to 2:15 PM Opening Remarks from JP Hornick, OPSEU/SEFPO President and Laurie Nancekivell, OPSEU/SEFPO First Vice-President/Treasurer

Introduction of other OPSEU/SEFPO Executive Board Members

2:15 to 3:15 PM Guest Speaker – Linda McQuaig

3:15 to 3:30 PM Break

3:30 to 4:15 PM Q & A

Day Two – October 25, 2023

9:00 to 10:30 AM Educational – Organizing to Win

10:30 to 10:45 AM Break

10:45 AM to 12:15 PM Educational continues

12:15 to 1:15 PM Lunch (Provided)

1:15 to 2:30 PM Educational continues

2:30 to 2:45 PM Break

2:45 to 4:15 PM Educational continues

4:15 to 4:30 PM Wrap-Up and Adjournment

Day Three – October 26, 2023

9:00 to 10:00 AM Guest Speaker – Bert Blundon

10:00 to 10:15 AM Break

10:15 to 11:00 AM Panel Discussion

11:00 AM to 12:45 PM Next Steps

12:45 to 1:00 PM Wrap-Up, Adjournment

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