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2018 OPSEU Convention

Convention is the union’s highest-ranking authority, where delegates debate and vote on policy and constitutional motions. Awards, presentations and guest speakers are also part of this three-day event.

We are OPSEU


Bold, strong, fearless.
Proud of our past 
Prepared for our future
Where innovation meets creativity

Date: Thursday April 19, 2018 – 9:00 am to Saturday, April 21, 2018 – 12:00 pm 

Over 1,500 Delegates, Alternates, Observers and Guests are expected to attend this year’s annual OPSEU Convention at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Download Forms and General Information and Guidelines.

Contact the OPSEU Convention Office

The OPSEU Convention Office can be reached by email at [email protected] or telephone 416-443-8888 or (toll-free) 1-800-268-7376, at the following extension:

Kathleen Demareski, Convention Co-ordinator | Ext. 8322
Kseniya Fomushkin, Convention Secretary | Ext. 8361
Karissa Chatoor, Convention Secretary | Ext. 8363



Thomas: “Celebrate our success”
Stanley H. Knowles Humanitarian Award Dr. Howard McCurdy
Blog Entry
When it comes to fighting for a better Ontario, there’s nothing more inspiring than the dialogue, debate, and dedication that OPSEU members bring to Convention.

Convention Events

April 19, 2018
In order of performance, we proudly present the seven finalists for the 2018 OPSEU's Got Talent contest.
April 19, 2018 to April 21, 2018
OPSEU's annual Convention will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on April 19-21, 2018. Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of OPSEU, issued the official call on January 15, 2018.
April 18, 2018
Please join us for an informal opportunity to discuss the 2018 Budget and present your questions or comments with Eddy Almeida, First Vice-President/Treasurer and Maurice Gabay, Administrator, Fina
April 18, 2018
A successful Convention depends on good communication and exchange of ideas.  Being aware of proper procedures will help you communicate your point of view from the Convention floor.

OPSEU Conventions from previous years

Information and complete coverage of the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Conventions