Region 5 Labour Day meet-up and parade

Labour Day Parade! Featured Image
Monday, September 4, 2017
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Labour Day 2017 is a great opportunity to join hundreds of OPSEU activists, the “We Own It” campaign, the Fight for $15 & Fairness/Make it Fair Campaign, and more than 20,000 of our labour and community allies at the biggest annual labour event in Canada!

Date: Monday, September 4
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Place: University Avenue, east side, south of Dundas Street

  • Invite your OPSEU sisters, brothers and comrades to join us
  • Bring your family, kids and friends
  • Get a free OPSEU t-shirt, free admission to the CNE, and snacks and drinks (but bring your own water!)
  • Win prizes for the OPSEU locals with the best turnout

Rides are available for those with mobility issues. Email to reserve your seat.

Help spread the word

  • Download, post and share our poster.
  • Spread the news. Please help us get the word out to your members and encourage them to join us on September 4.
  • Help build the OPSEU contingent. Plan to join us, organize a group from your local, and invite your stewards and members to come – with family and friends. The locals with the best turnout will receive special prizes at the Region 5 Solidarity & Awards Banquet in November.

Volunteer (beforehand or on the day) 

Local leaders and activists are the key to building a big, lively OPSEU presence – and delivering a powerful message – at Labour Day.

  • Before Labour Day, we need volunteers to: help plan our contingent; design, build and assemble the Labour Day Float; build signs for members to carry during the parade; and help organize and pack up all our materials for transport to the parade site.
  • On Labour Day, we need volunteers to: help decorate vehicles; be part of our sign-in crew; help with marshaling our contingent during the parade; and carry one of our flags and banners during the march.

To volunteer, or for more information, please contact or one of your Region 5 Executive Board Members:

Download the Region 5 Labour Day Poster