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OPSEU Solidarity Funds

In 2004, the OPSEU Executive Board approved the setting up of two distinct solidarity funds – The Live and Let Live Fund and The Social Justice Fund.

Live and Let Live Fund

(charitable tax) is dedicated to exclusively support organizations that are actively involved in combatting HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa and Ontario.

Social Justice Fund

is dedicated to build linkages with communities in developing countries and to fund projects that support trade unions, community groups, indigenous rights, and women’s rights with a focus on: education, health, water, fighting poverty and strengthening civil  society in communities in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia.

The by-laws of each of these funds are available here:PDF iconBylaws: Social Justice fundPDF iconBylaws: Live and Let Live Fund

Meet the Solidarity Fund Board Committee

Solidarity Fund Board Committee

Social Justice Fund Application

The OPSEU Social Justice Fund supports organizations fighting for human, economic, labour and political rights. The Social Justice Board uses the following criteria to prioritize funding proposals.

Solidarity Resources

Annual Solidarity Funds Report

To download report click here PDF icon2016 Annual Solidarity Funds Report.

Soldarity Funds power point presentation

If you would like to organize a presentation on the OPSEU Solidarity funds in your Local, please contact Tim Vining at tvining@opseu.org
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Solidarity Fund News

February 20, 2019
Albert Einstein once said: “Peace is not the absence of war – it is the presence of justice.” 
July 19, 2018
The OPSEU Social Justice Fund plans to participate in the Horizons of Friendship Solidarity T
July 12, 2018
In 2004, the OPSEU Executive Board approved the setting up of two distinct solidarity funds – The Live and Let Live Fund and The Social Justice Fu
May 15, 2018
Message from the Board of the OPSEU Live and Let Live Fund

International Solidarity News and Events

February 4, 2019
We all know how difficult a cancer diagnosis can be for a person and their family.
January 4, 2019
Today we celebrate the work of Louis Braille, who at the age of 15 invented a remarkable reading and writing system that changed the lives of blind and partially sighted people.
December 3, 2018
Twenty-six years ago, the United Nations declared December 3 the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD).
August 9, 2018
Unions in the United States are under attack by the right wing – an ongoing assault most recently advanced by a Supreme Court ruling instituting the so-called “right to work” across American public

Solidarity Tours

July 19, 2018
The OPSEU Social Justice Fund plans to participate in the Horizons of Friendship Solidarity T