Nominations open for PWC Bread and Roses Award and Regional Recognition Awards

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The Provincial Women’s Committee (PWC) is seeking nominations for this year’s, Bread and Roses Award and Regional Recognition Awards! The nomination deadline is 5pm on Friday, March 8, 2024.

The Bread and Roses Award recognizes achievements in leadership, engagement and transforming communities, through engaging more women or woman identifying individuals in the labour movement through their activities with OPSEU/SEFPO and their communities. Individual must also have demonstrated ability and spirit in advancing gender equality as well as a commitment to social justice.

In addition, the PWC also recognizes regional activities with the Regional Recognition Awards. Any woman or woman identifying OPSEU/SEFPO member can be nominated for this award for their contribution to the Union and the labour movement within their Region.

Individuals nominated for these awards must have also demonstrated a commitment to supporting equity.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be an OPSEU/SEFPO member in good standing.
  • Must be a woman or woman identifying individual.

Selection

OPSEU/SEFPO’s Provincial Women’s Committee will present the Bread and Roses Award and Regional Recognition Awards at the 2024 Women’s Breakfast at the OPSEU/SEFPO Convention in April.

Nominations can be made by any member, local, Executive Board Member or member of any OPSEU/SEFPO provincial equity committee or caucus.

Nominations must take into consideration the following:

  • Is the nominee active in OPSEU/SEFPO (e.g. elected to union position)?
  • List any past and or future activities that the nominee is involved in that supports and promotes gender equality either in the workplace or community?
  • How do the nominee’s goals and objectives align with the work of the Provincial Women’s Committee?
  • What characteristics and skills do they possess that demonstrate excellence in leadership and activism?
  • Provide a description of how their activism has positively impacted the labour movement and/or their community allies.

Members of OPSEU/SEFPO’s Provincial Women’s Committee (PWC) will review and select an award recipient from all nominations and applications. The recipients will be presented with the awards at the Women’s Breakfast at the OPSEU/SEFPO Convention in April.

All nominations and applications for the Bread and Roses Award can be sent to Dianne Clarabut, Chair of the OPSEU/SEFPO Provincial Women’s Committee (PWC) at diannep497opseu@hotmail.com.

Nominations for the Regional Recognition Awards can be sent to each PWC representative:

Region 1: Sue Fairweather sfairweather1@gmail.com

Region 2: Michelle Morrison local222opseupresident@gmail.com

Region 3: Crystal Garvey crystalgarvey55@gmail.com

Region 4: Dianne Clarabut diannep497opseu@hotmail.com

Region 5: Yvonne Hinds yvohinds@gmail.com

Region 6: Maureen Harkin harkin@eastlink.ca

Region 7: Gail Kelly kellygailkelly@yahoo.ca

All nominations must be received no later than 5pm on Friday, March 8, 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact the OPSEU/SEFPO Member Equity Unit at equity@opseu.org.

In Solidarity,

OPSEU/SEFPO Provincial Women’s Committee (PWC)