Apply To Attend the 2016 OPSEU Human Rights Conference

Human Rights

Event Date

Friday, November 18, 2016 – 7:00pm to Sunday, November 20, 2016 – 12:00pm

OPSEU’s Equity Committees and Caucuses invite you to submit your application to attend the 2016 OPSEU Human Rights Conference: “New Realities, Different Directions.” We look forward to meeting you!

This event can accommodate approximately 115 members who will be selected to participate in the conference by the Human Rights Conference Planning Committee. The selection process will endeavour to invite a diverse group of attendees, representative of the many groups within our membership and their distribution among our regions. We are aiming for a rich mix of backgrounds and points of view among the participants.

The conference will focus on the impact of current immigration laws within the labour movement. The topics explored will include, but are not limited to, discussions on key human rights issues such as islamophobia and the criminalization and exploitation of racialized communities. In addition, participants will also be asked to think critically about current misconceptions surrounding migrant workers, immigrants and refugees. The overall goal will be for participants to go home with ideas for immediate action in their communities.

Do not miss this opportunity to network, learn, share experiences and have some fun.  Please submit your completed application by e-mail to or fax to the Equity Unit no later than midnight, September 5, 2016. Please note that we will be using an anonymous selection process and will be applying the criteria as set out on pages 5 – 7 of this application. Confirmation will be issued to the selected participants in September. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Download the Call package: Human Rights Conference Call Package.pdf