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OSSTF/FEESO Awards of Recognition for Members · Solidarity Award



Solidarity Award

The OSSTF/FEESO Solidarity award honours and publicly celebrates a member outside of Provincial Office who, throughout their career, has embodied the Federation motto – Let us not take thought for our separate interests, but let us help one another. To be considered for the award, the member must have done exemplary work within a Local or District, and whose leadership and activism has demonstrated a deep commitment to strengthening the Federation. A nomination must be accompanied by a resolution passed by a District or Bargaining Unit Executive.

The recipient of the Solidarity Award will have demonstrated the following attributes:

  • outstanding lifetime contributions to the OSSTF/FEESO that exemplify and inspire deep commitments to coalition building and bridging across workers themselves and within the Federation;
  • openly and proudly placed value on unity and teamwork across multiple job classes throughout their career as an OSSTF/FEESO member;
  • worked to break barriers and increase member participation within OSSTF/FEESO;
  • worked to strengthen and support OSSTF/FEESO members in the Union, the workplace, or in the community; and
  • actively and persistently demonstrated leadership in improving organizational and workers’ rights within OSSTF/FEESO and the broader labour movement.

The deadline for nominations is January 31 and must be submitted online using the electronic Nomination Form link found below.

The electronic form features file upload capability. You may submit attachments no larger than 20 MB. Each file should be no more than 3MB. If you submit your online form with attachments over 20 MB, you will arrive at a Page Not Found error. If your attachments are large, we recommend you email them to

Nomination Form



Who can propose? Any active Member in OSSTF/FEESO.
Who must nominate? An OSSTF/FEESO District or Bargaining Unit Executive.
Who is eligible? All active members of OSSTF/FEESO in good standing.
What is required? Provide concrete examples to support the nomination. A District or Bargaining Unit motion of endorsement of the nominee must accompany the application.
Where will the presentation occur? Annual Meeting of the Provincial Assembly.
How will winner be notified? The secretariat member attached to the award will make contact with the nominator prior to the award ceremony to get winner’s contact information. Only winning entries will be contacted.

Award Procedure

The Solidarity Award will be presented at the Annual Meeting of Provincial Assembly (AMPA).

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