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ONDP Women’s Conference @ OPSEU Hall
Feb 25 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
ONDP Women’s Conference @ OPSEU Hall | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

ONDP Women’s Conference – February 25, 2017

All women and women-identified members of the Ontario NDP are invited to attend an important one day conference.

Women run! Making change in electoral politics

Saturday, February 25
Time: Opening starts at 9:30 a.m., conference will go until 5 p.m.

Location: OPSEU Hall, 31 Wellesley St. East Toronto, ON M4Y 1G7

Cost: $60 per ONDP member, $75 for guests/non-members and $30 for low-income.  Registration fee includes lunch.

* NDP members are encouraged to contact their local provincial riding association for financial assistance with registration.

This year’s conference will focus on supporting women candidates to run and win!

Facilitators and speakers will share their experiences and lessons on how to run local election campaigns. Through plenary sessions and workshops, women will share and learn skills that are crucial in every local election campaign. Our aim is to provide tips, tools and femtors to support local organizing and build strong leadership to win in the next election.

Regardless if you want to be a candidate, run a campaign or perfect your outreach skills, this one day conference is for you!

Reminder: members attending the conference will also elect the next Ontario NDP Women’s Committee.

For more information please contact [email protected]

Empowering Our Community: Politicizing Our Struggles @ United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Empowering Our Community: Politicizing Our Struggles @ United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Learn about the history of the Black Sleeping Car Porters, the double legacy of racism and sexism facing Black women in politics and the story of Viola Desmond and other brave anti-racist activists who refused to accept inequality. Three films will be screened recounting these struggles following by a discussion on the current struggles facing our community with the objective of developing strategies to makes our voices heard through political action. The films will be shown at the same time so choose the film that speaks to you.

Then add your voice in a community based discussion to help shape the political action work of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Ontario Federation of Labour and Canadian Labour Congress. By working in solidarity with Black and racialized workers across Canada we will continue the legacy of our ancestors to challenge anti-black racism in our times.

Brought to you by the CBTU, OFL and CLC

To register, visit: or contact Paulette Hazel – 416.433.7667 – [email protected]


February 27, 2017

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

25 Cecil Street, Toronto ON M5T 1N1

2017 International Women’s Day Toronto @ UofT Medical Sciences Building, Auditorium
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am
2017 International Women's Day Toronto @ UofT Medical Sciences Building, Auditorium | Toronto | Ontario | Canada



Saturday, March 11, 2017
NEW starting location – UofT Medical Sciences Building, Auditorium (1 King’s College Circle)

Rally: 11:00am (1 King’s College Circle)
March: 1:00pm
Fair: 2:00pm (Ryerson Student Learning Centre – Yonge/Gould)

The event is wheelchair accessible and sign language interpretation at the rally.

For details on the UofT Medical Sciences Building’s accessibility, please visit:

For tables at the Fair, contact [email protected]

International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

IWD has been celebrated for more than 100 years. In Toronto, IWD has traditionally been a rally and march, and is organized by the IWD Organizing Committee, Women Working with Immigrant Women and social justice, labour, health and women’s rights activists.

Social Service Workers Conference 2017 @ Crowne Plaza
Mar 23 – Mar 26 all day
CUPE Ontario Convention 2017 @ Toronto Sheraton Centre
May 31 – Jun 3 all day