OPSEU/SEFPO’s Rainbow Alliance is looking for new members!

OPSEU SEFPO Rainbow Alliance, Alliance arc-en-ciel logo

OPSEU/SEFPO members in good standing are encouraged to apply to join the Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel!  The committee provides representation and support to TBLGIAPQQ2S (Trans, Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual, Queer, Questioning, Two spirit )members. We promote equality and a harassment-free work environment. Tackling discrimination in the workplace means addressing and tackling discrimination in our communities, unions and homes. We work to:

  • promote TBLGIAPQQ2S involvement and leadership in the union;
  • advocate and educate around our members’ issues within the union;
  • create a safe space to share our experiences, knowledge and expertise; and
  • promote OPSEU/SEFPO’s name in our communities through Pride and solidarity.

Members with intersectional identities are encouraged to apply for a position on the Alliance Executive. Applicants must self-identify as being a member of the TBLGIAPQQ2S community and indicate their commitment to taking on a leadership role within OPSEU/SEFPO, their workplaces and communities.

We are currently seeking to fill the following vacancies:

  • Region 1 – 1 new member
  • Region 2 – 1 new member
  • Region 3 – 2 new members
  • Region 5 – 1 new member
  • Region 6 – 1 new member
  • Region 7 – 2 new members

Applications can be submitted to the Equity Unit at equity@opseu.org no later than 5:00PM on May 8, 2022. They will be reviewed and ranked according to the following criteria:

  • Representation of TBLGIAPQQ2S communities;
  • Commitment to network, advocate, educate, and increase equality for individuals from all equity seeking groups; and
  • Mix of community and union activities.

The existing Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel Executive Members will meet within 14 days after the deadline in order to complete selection. It will be an anonymous process. Once a decision has been made, the successful applicant (s) will be contacted by the Co-Chairs. Selection is final and at the sole discretion of the Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel Executive.  A total of eight (8) new members will be selected.

Application form

Thank you for your interest and for taking the time to complete this application.  Please note that even if you are not selected to join the RAA, we want you to be connected and involved.

There are initiatives that can be taken with your help in your community and in your workplace.  We have resources to share and can help you develop your own.  Please contact us at pride@opseu.org with any questions.

In Solidarity,

OPSEU/SEFPO’s Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel