The Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU) will be holding its 2023 Convention in Halifax, Nova Scotia on October 14 to 17, at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel on Upper Water Street. Convention will also include the Gala Dinner on Sunday, October 15, and a Labour School. Presenters and speakers will be determined shortly as well.
“Thank You” to the NSUPE folks for their assistance in the preparations.
Each affiliate will be tasked with selecting a representative that will serve on the Resolutions Committee. The resolutions committee will meet in-person on Friday, October 13 from 9 am to 4 pm. Please take this under consideration when confirming your room booking dates.
Unless alternate arrangements are made PRIOR TO THE MEETING, all delegates and guests are responsible for their own room rental fees and/or ancillary charges. Please avoid using third-party internet booking sites as the booking and contact information will not appear on our reservation lists.
Once your reservation has been confirmed, and the resolution committee representative has been determined, please notify Dawn Burns (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Scarlett Farquhar (email@example.com). This information is needed for catering and preparing appropriate meeting kits.
* Anyone with food intolerances and/or allergies is advised to contact Scarlett directly ASAP.
D’Arcy is an experienced union educator and social activist.
From 1978 to 2000, D’Arcy conceived, administered, and facilitated union courses in every province of Canada, including the union strategy and leadership course “Facing Management”. As a union staff rep, he led education work at the United Steelworkers, the Communications and Energy Workers (now merged into UNIFOR), and many community organizations.
In recent years, as a contract employee, D’Arcy has designed and led participatory workshops with unionists in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Québec (in French), Nova Scotia, New York, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Argentina and Peru (in Spanish), Italy, Australia and Hong Kong. His connections with the CCU have been through the York University Staff Association, YUSA, with whom he has facilitated meetings and courses over several years.
His graduate degrees are in adult education, with his doctoral thesis focused on the Canadian labour movement. He has taught at the University of Toronto, McMaster, York and the Université de Montréal.
During the last decade, D’Arcy has been given lifetime achievement awards by the United Association for Labor Education, the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, and the Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts.
Tim McSorley (he/him) joined the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group as the coalition’s National Coordinator in November 2016. Combining his passion for civil liberties and social justice with his background in journalism, policy analysis and communications, Tim digs into the impact of government policies and works with allies and partners to fight for change.
Previously, Tim was the coordinator for the Media Co-op independent media network and The Dominion magazine. He also served as coordinator for the Voices-Voix Coalition, defending the right to dissent and protecting democratic rights in Canada. He is a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal, with a degree in journalism and political science.
Larry Haiven is professor emeritus in labour relations at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a member of the executive committee of Independent Jewish Voices Canada.
Ms. Lanteigne is the Executive Director and CoFounder of BloodWatch.org. She is a Toronto based writer, actor and safe blood advocate. Her play, Tainted, which tells the story of how the tainted blood crisis impacted Canadian families, premiered in 2013. Kat was the lead advocate who successfully petitioned the Ontario Government to ban private paid plasma clinics from opening and subsequently toured her play to support the legislation. In December of 2014 The Voluntary Blood Donations Act was passed in a unanimous vote in Ontario.
The tainted blood crisis and the Krever Inquiry have been at the center of her life’s work as an artist; she is proud to be the Cofounder of BloodWatch.org as a continuation of this work. Kat is on an ongoing cross-country tour to stop private plasma clinics from gaining a foothold in order to safeguard the integrity of Canada’s blood system.