OPSEU/SEFPO Women’s Conference – Dec 1-3

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The OPSEU/SEFPO Provincial Women’s Committee (PWC) invites you to submit your application to attend the 2023 OPSEU/SEFPO Women’s Conference.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on October 11, 2023.

The conference takes place Dec. 1-3,2023, at the Sheraton Centre in downtown Toronto. This event will be in person. In addition to welcoming previous conference participants, we would like to extend a special invitation to those who have not attended in the past. We welcome all members who identify as woman. Don’t miss this opportunity to network, learn, and be uplifted!

The theme for the 2023 OPSEU/SEFPO Women’s Conference is “Let’s Get Louder.” It will look at gender equality and the strength and resilience of women. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the numerous ways that women contribute to all aspects of society, including reproductive rights and the economy.

We will showcase the skills, attributes, and talents that are not always recognized, celebrated, or encouraged. We will also look at some of the challenges faced by women such as childcare and gender inequality to mention but a few. Our goal is to bring together expert speakers and workers in the field, to educate, inspire, motivate, and transform the work we do within our union and communities. Event participants will be selected by the PWC with assistance from OPSEU/SEFPO’s Member Equity Unit. The selection process will try to achieve a diverse group of attendees.

Please submit your application no later than 5:00 pm on October 11, 2023, by completing the online application form. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For any additional requirements, please contact the Member Equity Unit directly at: provincialwomensconference@opseu.org

The event is open to all OPSEU/SEFPO members in good standing, regardless of their union experience. Members of equity-seeking groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Child Care will be provided throughout the conference: Friday, December 1st from 4:30pm to 9:30pm, Saturday, December 2nd. From 8:30am to 5:00pm & 6:30pm to 9:30pm, and Sunday, December 3rd from 8:30am to 12:30pm.You may submit your childcare request upon completion of the selection process.

Tentative Conference Agenda

Friday December 1, 2023

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

5:00 to 5:30 PM                 Smudging Ceremony

7:00 to 7:20 PM                 Welcome, Conference Logistics, Meet the PWC

7:20 to 7:40 PM                 Networking Activity

7:40 to 8:30 PM                 Guest Speaker – TBD

8:30 to 8:55 PM                 Musical performance

8:55 to 9:00 PM                 Wrap-up and Adjournment

4:30 to 9:30 PM                 Childcare

Saturday December 2, 2023

7:30 to 8:30 AM                 Wellness

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

9:00 to 9:30 AM                 Morning Announcements, Opening Remarks from the OPSEU/SEFPO President and First Vice-President/Treasurer

9:30 to 10:30 AM               Keynote Speaker – TBD

10:30 to10:45 AM              Break

10:45 AM to 12:30 PM       Panel Discussion

12:30 to 2:00 PM               Lunch (not provided)

2:00 to 3:30 PM                 Educational Presentation

3:30 to 3:45 PM                 Break

3:45 to 4:30 PM                 Group Activity

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

7:00 to 9:00PM                  Evening Program


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM and    Childcare
6:30 to 9:30 PM

Sunday December 3, 2023

7:30 to 8:30 AM                 Wellness

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

9:00 to 9:20 AM                 Morning Announcements

9:20 to 10:30 AM                Presentation – Guest Speaker

10:30 to 10:45 AM             Break

10:45 to 12:00 PM             Solidarity Project, Conference Wrap-Up, Evaluation,

and Traveling Song
12:00 PM                            Adjournment

8:30 AM to 12:30 PM         Childcare

PWC Conference application form

The deadline for applications is 5pm on October 11, 2023.