Ontario Regional IRCC/IRB Conference

There will be an Ontario region IRB/IRCC Conference held from Friday, July 5, 2024 to Sunday, July 7, 2024 in Collingwood, Ontario. Travel if required, will take place on Thursday, July 4, 2024.

 

As it has been a few years since this region has held an IRB/IRCC Conference, you can expect for much discussion on issues faced by members in both departments, important and valuable training as well as time for resolution writing and debating.

 

Registration is due on Wednesday, May 29th, 2024. Please complete registration via the link below. Registrants will receive confirmation of delegate status the week of June 3rd, 2024.

 

https://forms.office.com/r/7B4T99dB9t

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CEIU ON Regional Women's Committee: 2024 CLC Scholarship Call out

On behalf of the CEIU Ontario Regional Women’s Committee, we are pleased to present two CEIU CLC Women’s Summer School Scholarships for our members to attend the CLC Women’s Summer School, July 7th - 12th, 2024 in Hamilton, Ontario.

 

For full details and entry form, please click here.

 

Please note that the deadline for submissions is May 31st, 2024.
The successful recipients will be notified no later than June 3rd, 2024.

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Local 638 GM Meeting May 23rd 7:30pm

Posted on behalf of Local 638

 

We're holding a general membership meeting to elect two Vice-Presidents. 

If you think this is something you would be interested in, please join us on May 23 at 7:30pm via zoom for elections. 

 

We'll also be giving away prizes to those in attendance!

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May is Asian Heritage Month

The month of May marks the annual observance of Asian Heritage Month. In Canada, Asian Heritage month has been observed since 2001, when then-Senator Vivienne Poy brought the motion forward. At the time, Dr. Poy was the first person of Asian heritage to sit in the upper house of Canadian parliament, after having been appointed by former Prime Minister Jean Chretien in 1998.

 

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National Day of Mourning - April 28

The National Day of Mourning, or Worker’s Mourning Day is observed annually on April 28th. This day is dedicated to those workers who have been killed, injured, or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and occupational exposures. Traditionally, the Canadian flag flies at half-mast on Parliament Hill and all federal government buildings to honour those lives lost and the many affected by these tragedies.

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Call for Nominations for Regional Women's Committee

In follow up to the 2023 CEIU Ontario Presidents Training and Conference and with recent leadership changes in the Ontario Region, we are now accepting nominations for a member to fill a vacancy on the Women's Standing Committee. The position is for a term ending on December 31, 2024. Delegates from this years Presidents Conference will be voting to fill this vacancy.

 

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Call for Nominations - A-NVP for Ontario

CEIU is calling for nominations for Alternate NVP Ontario:

 

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International Women's Day 2024

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2024 Standing Committee Alternate Nominations Now Open!

Nominations for Regional Standing Committee Alternates are now open!

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Black History Month 2024

Black History Month, as the name implies, is a time to reflect upon the legacy of Black people in all facets of life, which has long since been glossed over, or only acknowledged from the lens of anti-black oppression, within mainstream schools of history. Indeed, it’s important to know the past, because it informs our present and our future.  

 

However, some scholars, anti-oppression activists and academic institutions with the support of their local Black communities, have suggested that equal recognition be given to Black Futures Month.The following article excerpt from Queen’s University’s Gazette in Kingston Ontario describes the proposed observance:   

 

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Regional Health, Safety & Security Committee Townhall - March 4, 5, and 6, 2024

Your 2024 CEIU Ontario Regional Health, Safety & Security Committee is holding a Town Hall on March 4, 5 and 6, 2024 to introduce the committee members and provide an informal update.  Our goal is to build a new network amongst ourselves that will support, share, and develop our knowledge. We will also be highlighting a few upcoming events you may be interested in. Please see zoom meeting details below.

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2024 PSAC Ontario Building Leadership Knowledge Summit

PSAC Ontario will be holding the first ever “Building Leadership Knowledge Summit” from March 21-23, 2024, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (123 Queen Street W, Toronto, ON).

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2024 International Women's Day Training & March

The CEIU Ontario Regional Women's Committee is holding in-person training from Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 3 in Toronto, Ontario. 

The deadline to register is February 9, 2024 4 PM EST.

The official call out with details and registration link can be found below.

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Black History Month: Four Centuries and Counting - Our Journey Continues

This year, CEIU Ontario members are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present. Members can take this time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Canadians with African and Caribbean heritage who, throughout history, have done so much to make Turtle Island (Canada) the culturally rich, compassionate and prosperous nation we know today. It is also an opportunity for all of us to learn about the wide range of Black experiences and the vital roles this community has played throughout our shared history.

 

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Nominations for Ontario Regional Council Alternates

Nominations for Ontario Regional Council Alternates are now being accepted!

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