OPSEU/SEFPO Young Workers Conference Online

Illustration of a hand holding a cell phone. Provincial Young Workers Committee
Saturday, August 14, 2021
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Virtual
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Dear Young Workers:

The Provincial Young Workers Committee (PYC) invites you to submit your application for the 2021 Young Workers Conference!  It will take place virtually on August 14, 2021.  In addition to welcoming previous conference participants, we would like to extend a special invitation to those who have not attended in the past. We welcome all members who identify as young workers, 35 and under. We look forward to meeting you!

“Young Workers in the Post Pandemic World: How to Organize, Mobilize and Strategize using Digital Media” will provide today’s young workers and leaders in the labour movement with powerful tools for mobilization. This conference, including the guest speakers and related activities, will focus on how social media has changed traditional mobilization structures, increased the speed and interactivity of communication, and has transformed the landscape of campaigns and political protest.

Event participants will be selected by the PYC with assistance from the Equity Unit. The selection process will try to achieve a diverse group of attendees, representative of the young workers within our membership.

Do not miss this opportunity to network, learn, share experiences and have some fun. Please submit your application no later than end of day on July 9, 2021. You can apply directly by logging onto OPSEU/SEFPO’s member portal at: https://members.opseu.org/. Only online applications will be accepted for this event.  We will be applying the criteria as set out in questions 1-10 of the application form.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. For any additional requirements, please contact the Equity Unit directly at youngworkersconference@opseu.org.

In solidarity,

Conference Call Out

Provincial Young Workers Committee (PYC)

Dear Members:

This is to advise you that you have been selected to attend the 2021 OPSEU/SEFPO Young Workers Conference.

Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021 Online 9:00am – 4:30 pm

The 2021 OPSEU/SEFPO Young Workers Conference “Young Workers in the Post Pandemic World: How to Organize, Mobilize and Strategize using Digital Media” will

provide today’s young workers and leaders in the labour movement with powerful tools for mobilization.

This conference, including the guest speakers and related activities, will focus on how social media has changed traditional mobilization structures, increased the speed and interactivity of communication, and has transformed the landscape of campaigns and political protest.

Please register no later than Tuesday, August 3, 2021. The Zoom information will be sent to you upon registration.

Procedures for Online Registration

The Online registration form is now available. Members will be able to complete and submit the Member Event Registration Form through OPSEU/SEFPO’s Member Portal.

Attached you will find the following documentation:

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

We appreciate your cooperation and participation.

In Solidarity Authorized For Distribution:

OPSEU/SEFPO Young Workers Committee Warren (Smokey) Thomas
OPSEU/SEFPO President

Tentative Agenda:

Saturday, August 14, 2021

8:45 to 9:00 AM Zoom Room opens

9:00 to 9:10 AM Statement of Respect and Land Acknowledgment 9:10 to 9:30 AM OPSEU/SEFPO President, Smokey Thomas and OPSEU/SEFPO First Vice-President/Treasurer, Eddy Almeida Conference Opening Remarks and Welcome

9:30 to 10:30 AM Labour History and the structure of OPSEU/SEFPO 10:30 to 10:45 AM Break

10:45 AM to 12:00 PM Guest Speakers Nour Alideeb, Executive Director at University of Toronto Mississauga Students Union & Munib Sajjad, Political Organizer, Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario Discussing the pros and cons of organizing around social justice issues during a pandemic.

12:00 to 1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 to 3:15 PM Guest Speaker Saman Tabasinejad, Project Manager Progress Toronto Social media as a tool to engage members and to build and execute successful campaigns

3:15 to 3:30 PM Break

3:30 to 4:30 PM Break Out Rooms: Using the tips received from presentation #2, create social media campaign outlines for the following platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok.

4:30 PM Wrap-up and adjourn

HR Accomodation Form (English) – Young Workers Virtual Conference 2021

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