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OPSEU’s Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel is looking for new members!

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OPSEU members in good standing are encouraged to apply to join the Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel!  The caucus provides representation and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, asexual, pansexual, queer, questioning, two-spirited (LGBTTIAPQQ2S) 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 LGBTTIAPQQ2S 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’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 LGBTTIAPQQ2S community and indicate their commitment to taking on a leadership role within OPSEU, their workplaces and communities.  

Applications can be submitted to the Equity Unit at equity@opseu.org or via fax to 416-448-7419 no later than 5:00PM on April 30, 2017. They will be screened and ranked according to the following criteria:   

  • Representation of LGBTTIAPQQ2S 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 Chair. Selection is final and at the sole discretion of the Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel Executive.     

Click here to apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/joinraa2017 or complete an application form:
Alliance Application Form EN.pdf
Alliance Application Form FRE.pdf

​For more information, contact the Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel directly by e-mail at pride@opseu.org.