Apply now for Disability Rights Caucus (DRC) reps from Regions 1, 2 and 5 only!

Apply now for Disability Rights Caucus (DRC) reps from Regions 1, 2 and 5 only!

OPSEU Disability Rights Caucus, Caucus des personnes handicapees du SEFPO
OPSEU Disability Rights Caucus, Caucus des personnes handicapees du SEFPO
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The OPSEU/SEFPO Disability Rights Caucus (DRC) is seeking three OPSEU/SEFPO representatives to fill vacancies in Regions 1, 2, and 5 only.


The deadline for applications is June 28th, 2024, at 4pm. You can apply in one of two ways:

  1. Complete and submit this online application.
  2. Download and complete this application form.
    • Once you have filled out the application, you can email it to msmoke@opseu.org.

Preference will be given to persons with a disability.

Aims and Purposes

The function of the Caucus is to:

  1. To provide a safe and healthy space for members of the Disability Rights Caucus to discuss issues and develop strategies to address the issues.
  2. To increase awareness and understanding of equity issues as they relate to individuals with disabilities and to liaise with the respective OPSEU/SEFPO provincial equity committee(s).
  3. To identify barriers and denied rights that prohibit full participation of persons with disabilities within OPSEU/SEFPO and the broader community/society.
  4. To present recommendations to provincial equity committee(s) and/or to departments of OPSEU/SEFPO for action and/or referral to the Executive Board on issues related to barriers and rights that affect individuals with disabilities within OPSEU/SEFPO, the workplace and the broader community/society.
  5. To liaise with OPSEU/SEFPO members with a disability as defined under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

The Member Equity Unit will remove personal identifying information and assign an application number prior to screening. All applications will be screened and ranked using the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrated commitment to advocate, educate and advance the issues of persons with disabilities;
  2. Demonstrated mix of Union and Community activities;
  3. Gender balance; and
  4. A wide range of disabilities with a balance of visible and non-visible disabilities.

OPSEU/SEFPO supports employment equity. Women, people with disabilities, racialized workers, Indigenous workers, 2SLGBTQ+ workers, gender diverse workers, Francophones, and young workers are encouraged to apply. For the purposes of statistical data collection, applicants are strongly encouraged to voluntarily self-identify.

Online application