OPSEU Provincial Women's Committee

Apply to attend the 2019 OPSEU Women’s Conference

Collage of women's symbols

The OPSEU Provincial Women’s Committee invites applications for the 2019 Women’s Conference titled “I AM”. All are welcome, including those who have not attended in the past

The theme for this year’s conference, “I AM,” will give participants a thoughtful look at:

  • Women’s resilience in dealing with homelessness and dependency;
  • ​​Women’s strength in dealing with violence at home and in the workplace;
  • ​Women’s experience with human trafficking and poverty; and
  • Women’s strategies to overcome these struggles.

We are pleased to present a thought provoking roster of speakers, panel discussions, artists and performers to share their insights and knowledge. We trust you’ll leave the conference inspired and prepared to ask the tough questions that foster change in your community.

We encourage a diversity of backgrounds and points of view among conference participants. Please join us as we enjoy the camaraderie of our peers from across the province. With your participation, passion and insight we can make this one of the best women’s conferences yet!

Applications are now closed. We appreciate your interest in the event.
All applicants will be notified by mid-September.   For an additional information please contact the Equity Unit directly at provincialwomensconference@opseu.org

We look forward to meeting you at the conference!

In solidarity,
Provincial Women’s Committee

Tentative Conference Outline

Friday, October 25, 2019

5:00 to 7:00 pm Registration (dinner is not provided)
5:30 to 6:00 pm Smudging
7:00 to 9:00 pm Evening plenary with special presentations

Saturday, October 26, 2019

8:00 to 9:30 am Registration (breakfast is not provided)
9:30 to 10:00 am  Welcome and introductory remarks
10:00 to 11:00 am Keynote speaker and plenary
11:00 to 11:15 am Break
11:15 to 12:00 pm Question Cafe and plenary wrap-up
12:00 to 1:30 pm Lunch (not provided)
1:30 to 5:00 pm Skills-building and action workshops
5:00 to 7:30 pm Respite (dinner not provided)
7:30 to 9:00 pm Special presentation

Sunday, October 27, 2019

8:00 to 9:00 am Breakfast (not provided)
9:00 to 9:15 am  Welcome and introductory remarks
9:15 to 10:30 am  Plenary
10:30 to 11:00 am  Action group discussions
11:00 to 11:15 am  Break
11:15 to 12:30 pm  Conference wrap-up with special presentations
12:15 to 12:30 pm Smudging

Conference Call Package

Conference Call Bilingual 2019.pdf

For more information, click here.