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Start:
Nov 17, 2017

End:
Nov 18, 2017

Location:
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

Description:

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) will be holding an Equity & Justice Summit on November 17-18, 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, in Sheraton Hall E.

This Summit comes at a crucial time to stand up against the rising tide of hate speeches and actions. The Labour Movement has a long record of fighting against discrimination in all its forms. Since the election of Donald Trump and the murders in the Québec mosque, bigotry is emerging as a more potent force in our society, feeding the politics of division and hate.

The Summit will provide a safe space for participants to access workshops that will build on skills, tools and resources. A key component of the Summit is the closing plenary where participants will develop labour’s action plan “Creating Change.”

The Summit will also provide OFL Vice-Presidents representing, Aboriginal, LGBTQ*, Workers of Colour and Persons with a Disability an opportunity to hear and respond to the constituency they represent.

Registration will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 17 and 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 18. The Summit registration fee is $200.00. Please return the completed form, together with a cheque payable to “OFL Equity & Justice Summit” no later than November 15, 2017.

Hotel Arrangements – Participants are responsible for cost and making their own hotel arrangements. Guest room rates are $235.00 single/double occupancy per room per night, plus taxes. This does not include parking. Reservations can be done through WE Travel, the official housing agent for the Ontario Federation of Labour. Reservations can be made on-line at

www.wetravel.net or via telephone Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., toll free at 1-888-676-7747 or direct at 1-613-232-9908.

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Child Care – It is OFL policy that we will provide child care services if more than ten (10) children are registered for this service. The Child Care Registration Form must be received by November 2, 2017 as we must make arrangements with the child care provider.

Personal Assistance Request Form – Accommodation can be provided for delegates with disabilities if advance notice is received. If services are needed, please complete and return the attached Personal Assistance Request Form by October 13, 2017.

Allergy Alert Notice – It is OFL policy that events are scent free to ensure the active participation of those with chemical sensitivity.

For more information, please contact Carrol Anne Sceviour. Additional forms can be obtained from the OFL website www.ofl.ca or by contacting Paulette Hazel, via email phazel@ofl.ca or 416.443.7667 l 1.800.668.9138.

Agenda
Workshops
Registration Form
Child Care Form
Personal Assistance Form

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