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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.

The 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.

The 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 [email protected]
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Solidarity Fund News

March 29, 2017
The OPSEU Social Justice Fund Board met this month with Indigenous midwives from Guatemala who are visiting Canada for the very first time.
March 6, 2017
OPSEU member Geri Kakeeway, Indigenous Circle Representative from Region 7, travelled to Guatemala with Horizons of Friendship (www.horizons.ca) February 6 – 1
December 1, 2016
“AIDS is no longer just a disease; it is a human rights issue.”
June 13, 2016
The OPSEU Social Justice Fund Board is proud to partner with Horizons of Friendship to improve maternal and child heath among Indigenous communities of Guatemala.  In addition to t

International Solidarity News and Events

June 12, 2017
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas released the statement below today to mark the International Labour Organization’s World Day Against Child Labour.
June 9, 2016
5pm - "Festival" outside of the Rotman School of Management 6pm - Town Hall with Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland
June 13, 2016
The OPSEU Social Justice Fund Board is proud to partner with Horizons of Friendship to improve maternal and child heath among Indigenous communities of Guatemala.  In addition to t
January 28, 2016
The sale by the Colombian government of its majority stake in power generator Isagen to a subsidiary of Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management raises serious concerns.
April 24, 2015
1,138 garment workers died in the Rana Plaza factory collapse on April 24, 2013, the deadliest disaster in the history of the global garment industry.