2016—2017 · Vol. 44 No. 1



CLC Rise Up! conference and Youth Workers’ Summit

The Canadian Labour Congress is hosting two conferences in Ottawa in October.

The second Rise Up! CLC Human Rights Conference will take place October 20–23, 2016 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Ottawa.

Rise Up! will bring together Aboriginal workers, workers of colour, workers with disabilities, LGBT workers, women, and young workers from across the country to: share organizing strategies that build and grow an inclusive movement;

  • develop and strengthen skills for political and membership engagement for organizing and mobilization;
  • develop a deeper understanding of priority human rights issues that strengthen the labour movement;
  • increase digital culture literacy and skills in order to maximize outreach to members and potential members in a changing environment; and
  • break down silos and expand networks from within and with non-traditional allies.

As well, the first ever National Young Workers’ Summit: Building Young Workers’ Power will take place at the Shaw Conference Centre October 23–25, 2016.

Young workers face precarious work, income inequality, climate change and other challenges unique to their generation. Young Workers’ Summit 2016 will bring together hundreds of young workers and activists from across the country and from many different unions to address these issues. The CLC defines young workers as age 30 and younger, but they welcome anyone defined as a young worker by their union. Members of OSSTF/FEESO who are in their first five years with the Federation and are 35 or under are welcome to participate in this summit.

The registration fee for each of these conferences is $350. The CLC is offering a special rebate of $75 for delegates registering for both Rise Up! and the Young Workers’ Summit. Space will be limited and registration will close on October 20, 2016 or sooner, if maximum registration is reached.

To register for the Young Workers’ Summit, go to www.yws2016.ca. To register for the Rise Up! CLC Human Rights Conference, go to www.riseup2016.ca.

Districts may access Account #2015 for provincial funding for members to attend either of these conferences.

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