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.
A block of rooms have been reserved under the “Confederation of Canadian Unions”. Please call or book your room on-line soon as possible. The guaranteed room rate will only be applicable until September 12 (https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1691585281428&key=GRP). Beyond September 12, the rooms will be released and the rate will not be guaranteed.
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 (email@example.com) and Scarlett Farquhar (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
As always, do not hesitate to reach out if you need additional information and/or clarification. Looking forward to catching up and enjoying a productive event!!
D’Arcy Martin 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.