The USW will be holding its International Women's Conference at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on October 14-17, 2018. The Conference will start with registration on Sunday, October 14th and continue until 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 17th.
This year, the Conference's theme is "Women of Steel - A Call to Action". It will focus on skills enhancement, global solidarity and strengthening the labour movement, all of which contribute to your Local Union's capacity to better serve the membership, influence politics and legislation, and strengthen the labour movement as a whole. The program will include high profile motivational speakers from the US and Canada along with women from countries and unions where the USW is forming global alliances. Participants will have the opportunity to choose among many skill-building workshops.
"Women of Steel - A Call to Action" Preliminary Agenda
Saturday, October 13
Evening: Early Conference Registration and Exhibits from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 14
Morning: Exhibits open and Conference registration starts at 10:00 am
Afternoon: Conference opening with District Delegate Meetings and orientation
Monday, October 15
Afternoon: Two Equality Caucuses (Women of Colour and Aboriginal Women); 3 hours workshops
Evening: NextGen Caucus (to be confirmed)
Tuesday, October 16
Morning: Rally (to be confirmed); Plenary
Afternoon: Two Equality Caucuses (Women Living with Disabilities and LBGTQ+); 3 hours workshops
Wednesday, October 17
Local 1944 will be selecting up to 8 rank-and-file members to attend the USW International Women's Conference. Though the Conference is not restricted to women, the USW Local 1944 wishes to give priority to our female members in attending the Conference, with a view to reflect the diversity of our Local.
If you are interested in attending the USW International Women's Conference, please submit an application for consideration. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 22, 2018 at 4:30 pm (Pacific Time).
USW Local 1944