Sector 4 CAS Recommendation Session Meeting

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Monday, December 6, 2021
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Dear Members:

This is to advise you that the Sector 4 Children’s Aid Societies Recommendation Session Meeting has been scheduled.

  • Date: Monday, December 6, 2021, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Virtual Meeting: Participation instructions will be provided to all attendees upon confirmation of attendance.
  • Registration: Monday, December 6, 2021, 8:30 am – 9:00 am

We’d like to hear from you!

The Divisional Executive administered an equity survey to all stewards and highest ranking in December 2020. The results of the survey indicated support for the executive to pursue further action to support Locals/Units to address issues of systemic racism, harassment and bullying.

The survey indicated that the highest ranking body, including executive members, who were surveyed, are predominantly white. Before the Division proceeds with a broader campaign, the Equity Unit will be hosting a preliminary recommendation session for CAS members who self-identify as Indigenous, Black, racialized, LGBTQ+, and persons with disabilities to discuss experiences and identify opportunities for the sector to support and initiate changes to address systemic barriers both in the workplace, locals and across the Union.

Applicants will receive a survey asking questions surrounding racism, harassment and bullying in the workplace. Please reserve some time to share your experiences and ideas for improvement.

The preliminary recommendation session on December 6th will be an opportunity to bring forth recommendations to combat the barriers mentioned in the survey.

Delegate Entitlement

5 members per local has been approved in addition to the DivEx Members.

**Please Note: As this meeting is being held virtually, no expenses outside of time off (if required) will be reimbursed except in special circumstances where expenses have been pre-approved. To inquire further about pre-approval, please email conferencesandtravel@opseu.org.

Member Application Form

Please send the completed application form to Richard Davis at rdavis@opseu.org no later than Friday, October 29, 2021.

The selected participants will receive a follow up email asking them to register via OPSEU/SEFPO’s Member Portal. In order to confirm your registration, please register through OPSEU/SEFPO’s Member Portal no later than Monday, November 22, 2021.

Due Dates:

  • Member Application Form: Friday, October 29, 2021
  • Attendee Registration on OPSEU/SEFPO Member Portal: Monday, November 22, 2021

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.

OPSEU/SEFPO Child Care Policy

OPSEU/SEFPO will reimburse for child care expenses as per policy. OPSEU/SEFPO’s rate of family care to be paid $15/hr to a max of $220 within a 24 hr period to cover the cost of you doing union business. A receipt, signed by the care provider, showing the dates the service was provided, the address and phone number of the care provider and the names and ages of the children will need to be provided.

**Please Note: As this meeting is being held virtually, child care expenses will not be reimbursed unless pre-approved. To inquire further about pre-approval, please email conferencesandtravel@opseu.org.

Procedures for Online Registration

Once the member application form has been received and processed, the selected participants will be notified and asked to register through OPSEU/SEFPO’s Member Portal.

Attached you will find the following documentation:

  1. Member Application Form (fillable)
  2. Member Application Form (printable)
  3. OPSEU/SEFPO Human Rights Accommodation Form
  4. Member Portal Quick Intro
  5. Event Registration Tutorial
  6. Online Expense Claim Tutorial

We appreciate your cooperation and participation in these meetings.

In Solidarity, and Authorized For Distribution:

Warren (Smokey) Thomas
President, OPSEU/SEFPO

Chrisy Tremblay
Divisional Chair, OPSEU/SEFPO Sector 4 – Children’s Aid Societies

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