Notice

Apply to attend OPSEU's 2019 Francophone Conference!

Publication Date

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 10:00am

Conference Details 

The Provincial Francophone Committee (PFC) invites OPSEU members to submit their application for the 2019 Francophone Conference that will take place from June 14-16, 2019 in Ottawa.  In addition to welcoming previous conference participants, the PFC would like to extend a special invitation to those who have not attended in the past.  We look forward to meeting you!

This year’s event, “Building Our Legacy: Heritage, Education and Culture” will focus on the role OPSEU plays in promoting the francophone culture across the province.  It will serve to mobilize and organize Francophones in response to recent government cuts to French Language Services (FLS).  In addition, we will also explore the ways in which education is used as a tool to promote and preserve a culture.  The overall goal will be for those who attend to confidently express themselves in French, in public, as well as go home with ideas for immediate action in their communities. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to network, learn, share experiences, and have some fun.  Please submit your completed application by e-mail to conferencefrancophone@opseu.org or fax to the Equity Unit no later than midnight on March 31, 2019.  Please also note that preference will be given to members who self-identify as francophone or those confident enough to communicate in the language.  We will be applying the criteria as set out in questions 1-10 of the application form.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Tentative Conference Agenda 

Friday June 14, 2019

5:00 to 7:00 PM Registration (Dinner not provided)

6:15 to 6:45 PM Smudging Ceremony

7:00 to 7:30 PM Welcome / Opening Plenary/OPSEU President’s Address

7:30 to 8:00 PM Town Crier - Daniel Richer

8:00 to 8:45PM - Conference Keynote – TBA

8:45 to 9:00 PM Wrap-up and Adjourn 

Saturday June 15, 2019

8:00 to 9:00 AM Breakfast (Not Provided)

9:00 to 10:15 AM History of the Franco-Ontarian Flag - Speaker TBD

10:15 to 10: 30 AM Break

10:30 to 11:45 AM Panel Discussion with Q & A on French Language Education with Dyane Adam (President of le Conseil de gouvernance, Université de l’Ontario français), Paul St. Onge (La Cité), Suzanne Rondeau, and Catherine Gagné 

11:45 AM to 12:00 PM Morning Wrap-Up 

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

1:30 to 2:45 PM Educational Workshop – Basic Grievance Handling for Union Building   

2:45 to 3:00 PM Break

3:00 to 4:30 PM Educational Workshop Continues – Basic Grievance Handling for Union Building

Option – Comic Book Workshop with max 10-30 conference participants.  The PFC will select the participants based on those who have already taken the above course.

5:30 PM Cocktails

6:00 to 8:30 PM Dinner (provided) and Murder/Mystery Evening           

Sunday June 16, 2019

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

9:00 to 10:15 AM History of the Comic Book – Paul Roux

10:15 to 10:30 AM Break

10:30 to 11:30 AM Artist Presentation – Stef Paquette 

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM Conference Wrap-up, Evaluation and Adjournment

Applications for this event are no longer being accepted  

Thank you to all those who applied.  Selected participants will be contacted soon and will be provided with the necessary documents to confirm their attendance.  For any questions, please contact the Equity Unit at conferencefrancophone@opseu.org

Conference Poster  

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