OPSEU offers a number of educational opportunities and runs conferences every year. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend! Contact a Steward or e-mail us at info@opseu241.ca to register your interest.

  • Members can have their expenses for accommodation, travel, child care, and meals reimbursed.
  • Members can request a funding advance to assist with expenses.

Upcoming Educational Courses

April 25 & 26, 2020 – Hilton Meadowvale Mississauga

Sign-ups open for all members until March 26 2020. Contact ftunitsteward@opseu.ca for info.

On-site child care available

  • Advanced Grievance
  • Health & Safety: Level One
  • Indigenous Journey: Walking Together, Part 2
  • Stewards 1: Making a Difference in the Workplace
  • Stewards 3: Dealing with Discipline
  • Union Strategies for Attendance Management Program

June 15 to June 19, 2020 – Hamilton Regional Office

  • Week Arbitration Course

September 16, 2020 – Hamilton Regional Office

  • Treasurer’s Course

November 14 & 15, 2020 – Hilton Meadowvale Mississauga

On-site child care available

  • Follow the Money: A First Course in Public Economics
  • Health & Safety: Level Two
  • Interpreting Your Collective Agreement: An Activist’s Role
  • Labor History: Strategies for Today through the Lens of the Past
  • Public Speaking – Finding your Voice, Connecting with your Audience
  • Stewards 1: Making a Difference in the Workplace
  • Stewards 2: Facing the Employer, Building Member Involvement

2020 Conferences

Indigenous Conference: Discovering the Métis – The People of the Sash

Partnered with the Métis Nation of Ontario, Saugeen Métis community in Southampton and Christi Belcourt, Métis artist and knowledge keeper to plan the 2020 Indigenous Conference.

 

  • Friday, June 12, 2020 to Sunday, June 14, 2020
  • Unifor Family Education Centre – 115 Shipley Ave, Port Elgin, ON

Applications due March 27 2020. See OPSEU info page for details.

Young Workers Conference

Open to members under the age of 35.

  • Friday, August 14 to Sunday, August 16, 2020
  • Chelsea Hotel Toronto – 33 Gerrard St W

Call for applications coming Spring 2020. E-mail ftunitsteward@opseu241.ca to register your interest.

See event info from OPSEU

Provincial Human Rights Conference

  • Friday, November 20, 2020 to Sunday, November 22, 2020
  • Chelsea Hotel Toronto – 33 Gerrard St W

Call for applications coming early Summer 2020. E-mail info@opseu241.ca to register your interest.

See event info from OPSEU