Registration is now open!
The Indigenous and Workers of Colour Conference is back with more action-packed workshops, inspiring speakers, and opportunities to connect with other union members across all sectors of the economy. IWOC is brought to you by the Equity Committee. The committee felt strongly that this IWOC must be about taking action. The time for talking about injustice is past. Now, we are building power to make change a reality - and we're doing it on our own terms. That's why this year’s theme is “The Racialized Majority – Know our worth, normalize our power, and take what’s ours”.
This year's event will feature a keynote by Nicholas Marcus Thompson, who is a labour leader and activist and the lead plaintiff in the Black Class Action lawsuit against the Public Service of Canada.
A moderated panel of speakers who have demonstrated leadership for racialized workers in their respective sectors will give remarks on the theme. We look forward to announcing the full panel soon.
Attendees will participate in one of five workshops that are geared toward personal growth, skills development, and especially, taking action. Each of the five workshops are led by experienced facilitators who have personal and professional appreciation for the strength that comes from knowing our worth, normalizing our power, and taking what's ours. The workshops are:
- Owning Our Music
- Protecting Our Land
- Building Our Power
- Growing Our Community
- Telling Our Stories
Full workshop titles, facilitators, and descriptions are coming soon! If you already know your preferences, we encourage you to register now to hold your space and avoid disappointment.
Ticket price is $20 per registrant.
Please note that payment must be made via cheque made out to the Toronto & York Region Labour Council and mailed to our office at 15 Gervais Dr., Ste. 407, Don Mills, ON M3C 1Y8.
As an alternative to electronic registration, the paper registration form may be printed and mailed in with payment.
For unions: Individual registrations can be submitted electronically (via the RSVP below) or on paper. Payment should be submitted in one lump sum by cheque with one copy of the registration form attached.
The IWOC Conference hosts over 200 union members each year. RSVP today!
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