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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
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International Solidarity News and Events

July 3, 2013
OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas has extended heartfelt condolences to the community and families of the victims of a flash fire that took the lives of 19 brave firefighters in the state of A
May 29, 2013
The Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN), along with trade unions and labour rights organisations in Bangladesh and around the world, is calling for immediate action from international bra
May 3, 2013
On May 2, OPSEU and 22 other unions and NGOs sent an open letter to Loblaw’s Executive Chairman, Galen Weston, calling on the company to take action to prevent more workers’ deaths.  A
January 1, 2013
Solidarity Funds: OPSEU delegates tour Honduras projects
January 1, 2013
Haiti Horror January 22, 2010