OPSEU Provincial Francophone Committee

2023 Francophone Conference Application (deadline August 4)

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OPSEU/SEFPO’s Provincial Francophone Committee (PFC) invites you to submit your application to attend the 2023 Francophone Conference “Francophones de chez nous, Francophones de partout.”  It will take place from September 22-24, 2023 in Sudbury.

The conference will focus on the role OPSEU/SEFPO members play in promoting francophone culture in communities across the province, while recognizing its diversity and intersectionalities.  Participants will also gain tools and practice using their francophone voice both inside OPSEU/SEFPO and to francophone media outlets.  The overall goal will be for participants to confidently express themselves in French, in public, as well as go home with a better understanding of francophones within the membership and their communities.

This event can accommodate approximately 80 members who will be selected by the PFC. The selection process will endeavor to invite a diverse group of attendees, representative of the many groups within our membership and their distribution among our regions.  We are aiming for a rich mix of backgrounds and points of view among the participants.

Participants can also opt to participate virtually. Those who are not selected for in-person participation will be given the option to participate virtually.

Please submit your application no later than end of day on August 4, 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  For any additional requirements, please contact the Member Equity Unit directly at conferencefrancophone@opseu.org

We look forward to meeting you!

In solidarity,

Provincial Francophone Committee (PFC)

Tentative Conference Agenda

Friday September 22, 2023

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

6:15 to 6:45 PM
Smudging Ceremony

7:00 to 9:00 PM
Spectacle – La Slague

5:00 – 9:30 PM

Saturday September 23, 2023

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

9:00 to 9:20 AM
Conference Opening, Meet the Provincial Francophone Committee, Opening remarks from OPSEU/SEFPO President and First Vice-President/Treasurer, Other morning announcements

9:20 to 9:30 AM
Icebreaker Activity

9:30 to 10:15 AM
Contes de chez nous, contes de partout – une parcours Littéraire

10:15 to 10:30 AM

10:30 AM to Noon
Round Table Discussion – Francophone Immigration

Noon to 1:30 PM
Lunch (not provided)

1:30 to 2:45 PM
Workshop – Public Speaking to French media

2:45 to 3:00 PM

3:00 to 4:15 PM
Workshop continues

4:15 to 4:30 PM
Wrap-up and adjourn, Dinner (not provided)

5:00 to 6:00 PM

6:00 to 8:30 PM
Dinner (included) and comedy show with Stéphanie Morin (with La Slague)

8:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Sunday September 24, 2023

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

9:00 to 9:15 AM
Morning Announcements/Recap of Saturday events

9:15 to 10:30 AM
Workshop – Stéphanie Morin

10:30 to 10:45 AM

10:45 to 11:15 AM
Workshop continues

11:15 to Noon
Recap of the conference, wrap-up, evaluation, closing ceremony, adjournment

8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

All requests must be received no later than end of day on August 4, 2023

For inquiries: conferencefrancophone@opseu.org