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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

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
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. 

International Solidarity News and Events

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. 
November 28, 2014
On World Aids Day donate to OPSEU’s Live and Let live Fund On December 1, join people around the world marking World AIDS Day, "Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation".
February 10, 2014
OPSEU along with human rights, trade union, student, international development and community organizations from Canada and Québec signed on to a letter of protest to the Cambodian Amba
December 18, 2013
Twenty-five human rights, faith, women"s, teacher, student, community, overseas development and trade union organizations have signed an Open Letter calling on Canadian retailers and b