The 2023 OPSEU/SEFPO Region 7 Young Worker Conference

Provincial Young Workers Committee with a raised-fist logo
Friday, August 11, 2023
To Sunday, August 13, 2023
8:30 AM to 11:00 AM


Victoria Inn, Thunder Bay – August 11 to 13, 2023

Times and Dates:

Friday, August 11:  7:00pm to 9:00 PM Eastern

Meet and Greet with the Provincial Young Workers Committee (Snacks provided)

Saturday, August 12:  8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Know Your Union Educational (Lunch Provided)

Saturday, August 12:  7:00 pm

Social hosted by the PYC

Sunday, August 13th 9:00am to 11:00am

Educating, planning, strategizing, and mobilizing Young Workers within your Local and your community!

We are excited to announce the first OPSEU/SEFPO Region 7 Young Worker Conference that will be focused on the OPSEU/SEFPO Story: Building our Union Together.

The aim of the conference is to facilitate discussions with young workers from across the northwest around:

  • Learning about your Union
  • Talking about what’s turning Young Workers away from their Union
  • Education available to Young Workers within your Union and the Labour movement
  • Planning, strategizing, and mobilizing within your Union and community
  • Where will Young Workers take our Union moving forward

This is open to all young workers in Region 7.

The conference will begin with an evening meet and greet on Friday August 11 @ 7:00 pm. The Provincial Young Worker Committee wants to get to know the young workers in Region 7 and to answer any questions that you may have before diving into the conference material.

We will start the educational “The OPSEU/SEFPO Story: Building our Union Together” Saturday morning, finishing at 5:00pm. Following up with a social at 7:00 pm.

On Sunday, we will work together to educating, plan, strategize, and mobilize Young Workers within your Local and your community

Your wages, travel, childcare/dependent care and accommodation will be covered for this event as per the Region 7 Education practice.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Ed Arvelin R.V.P. Region 7



Emilia Garstka Region 7 Provincial Young Workers Rep.


Hope to see you all at the first ever OPSEU/SEFPO Region 7 Young Workers educational/conference 2023!!

Attendance Form, Advance Form, Human Rights Accommodation Requests and Child Care Registration Forms are to be submitted to: Cindy DiGiuseppe @ or dropped off at the OPSEU/SEFPO Thunder Bay Regional Office, 326 Memorial Ave.

Applicants will be notified after June 6, 2023 of their acceptance for the Conference/Educational.

In Solidarity,

Ed Arvelin, Region 7 Vice-President

Ken Maclam Region 7 Executive Board Member

Erin Smith, Region 7 Executive Board Member

Emilia Garstka, Region 7 Provincial Young Workers Rep.

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