Indigenous Conference – Call for Applications

The OPSEU Indigenous Circle invites you to submit your application for the 2020 Indigenous Conference! We welcome all members who desire to bear witness to the essential role of culture in the survival and thriving of Indigenous communities.

The Conference theme is “Discovering the Métis: The People of the Sash.” The goal is to inspire and equip OPSEU members to partner and work with Indigenous communities during this time of reconciliation. The Conference is being planned with citizens of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Participants will be equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to effectively network with Métis members within and beyond OPSEU on various projects and campaigns. Banners are being created by Métis artist Christi Belcourt for this event.

Event participants will be selected by the Indigenous Circle with assistance from the Equity Unit.  The selection process seeks to achieve a diverse group of attendees, representative of Indigenous and other equity groups within our membership. Confirmation will be issued to the selected participants the final week of April. Expenses will be reimbursed as per OPSEU policy.

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 5 pm, March 27, 2020.  Please note that we will be applying the criteria as set out on pages 4 and 5 of this application for selection.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

In solidarity,

OPSEU Indigenous Circle

Information on the Indigenous Conference can also be found on the OPSEU website: or (French).

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