Young Workers Conference

PYC Logo, fist raised against a red backdrop
Friday, August 12, 2022
To Sunday, August 14, 2022

This is to advise you that the OPSEU/SEFPO Young Workers Conference has been scheduled.

Date: Friday August 12, 2022 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday August 13, 2022 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday August 14, 2022 9:00 am –12:00 pm

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott, 475 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1X7, 416-924-0611

Single rate: $249 + taxes

Meeting Room: TBD

Registration: Friday August 12, 2022 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Parking: $48+ taxes/day (subject to change without notice)

*Please note: as per policy, valet parking is not a reimbursable claim.

OPSEU/SEFPO’s Provincial Young Workers Committee will be hosting the annual Young Workers Conference. This year’s event titled, “Be Seen, Be Heard, Be Louder: We are the RIGHT NOW” will celebrate today’s young workers and leaders in the labour movement. Many are local presidents and influential members of their communities. This conference will focus on developing leadership skills that are meant to last a lifetime. Guest speakers will inspire but will also challenge young workers to examine their own strengths and weaknesses especially when it comes to setting their own professional and personal goals. Workshops and related activities will focus on self-advocacy, public speaking and political action.

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. Please note that the 60km policy has been waived for this event.

OPSEU/SEFPO will be booking all hotel rooms centrally. Hotel rooms will be reimbursed on a single room basis for this year’s event pending approval from the Executive Board.

Members are also 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.

The single room rate is $249.00 plus taxes per night.

You must notify the hotel 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 First Vice-President/Treasurer’s office, 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.

OPSEU/SEFPO Child Care Policy

OPSEU/SEFPO undertakes to provide child care services, when requested, at all union educationals, conventions, regional, divisional and demand-setting meetings where the membership requests at least three weeks prior to the event. Members who bring their children to OPSEU/SEFPO sponsored functions should normally be required to use the on-site child care service if it is available. The three week notice will ensure adequate time to process advances when requested. If no requests for on-site child care are received three weeks prior to the activity date, child care arrangements for on-site child care may not be made. If members then bring children to the event without the required notice, the member should be responsible for making his/her own child care arrangements.

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 and Registration for Child Care 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 Monday, July 11, 2022.

We appreciate your cooperation and participation in these meetings.

In Solidarity, Authorized For Distribution:

OPSEU/SEFPO Young Workers Committee

JP Hornick OPSEU/SEFPO President

Tentative Conference Agenda

Friday August 12, 2022

5:00 to 7:00 PM Registration (dinner on your own)

5:00 PM Smudging Ceremony

5:30 to 6:30 PM New Delegate Orientation

7:00 to 7:20 PM Welcome, Conference Logistics, Meet the PYC

7:20 to 7:40 PM Icebreaker/Networking Activity (Rock/Paper/Scissors)

7:40 to 8:55 PM Keynote Speaker – Modernizing the Union Movement

8:55 to 9:00 PM Wrap-up and Adjournment

Saturday August 13, 2022

8:00 to 9:00 AM Breakfast (not provided), Registration Re-opens

9:00 to 9:15 AM Morning Announcements, Networking, Icebreaker

9:15 to 9:35 AM OPSEU/SEFPO President, JP Hornick and OPSEU/SEFPO First Vice-President/Treasurer, Laurie Nancekivell Conference Opening Remarks and Welcome 9:35 to 10:30 AM Panel discussion on Pensions and their Importance

10:30 to 10:45 AM Break

10:45 AM to 12:00 PM Question Café / Q&A from Panel Discussion

12:00 to 1:30 PM Lunch (not provided)

1:30 to 3:15 PM Self-Advocacy Workshop

3:15 to 3:30 PM Break

3:30 to 4:30 PM Workshop (continues)

4:30 PM Wrap-up and adjourn, Dinner (not provided) 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM Pogue Mahone Social Night 777 Bay St, Toronto (Child care provided at Courtyard Marriott)

Sunday August 14, 2022

8:00 to 9:00 AM Breakfast (not provided)

9:00 to 9:20 AM Morning Announcements / Icebreaker / OPSEU/SEFPO Young Worker of the Year Award Information

9:20 to 10:30 AM Guest Speaker – 15 and fairness campaign

10:30 to 10:45 AM Break

10:45 to 11:45 AM Guest Speaker on Self-Care / Avoiding Activism Burnout

11:45 AM to 12:00 PM Conference Wrap-Up, Evaluation, Traveling Song and Adjournment


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