Equity Conference 2023

USJE’s Equity Conference theme is Together in Unity, Equity for All.

The conference will be held January 31st to February 3rd, 2023, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The conference is open to individuals with lived experience, and to supporters of equity, who can bring a voice to and who want to support advancements in Disability Rights, Employment Equity, Indigenous Issues, LGBTQ2+, Anti-racism, Women’s Rights, Pay Equity and Social Justice. Through diverse speakers we will explore what is being done, and what can be done to advance equity within USJE and the departments we represent.

This conference will provide us all with an opportunity to strengthen our change-making skills; amplify our voices in meaningful ways; and sharpen our union/political tools to integrate equitable, humane practices into the actions and conversations in our union, workplaces and community. This will also be an opportunity to build and strengthen your network across the country.

Let’s make this USJE’s first Equity Conference an inspiring opportunity to engage in the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) conversation in our union, here and beyond the conference with continued success!

We invite USJE members who are interested in attending the conference to apply by Friday, September 16, 5:00 pm EDT. Delegates will be selected from across all the regions in Canada and, with your help, we hope to have representation from groups that include women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons who are Racially Visible and members of the LGBTQ2+ community. We will contact the delegates chosen by email by mid-October 2022.

If you have any questions about the conference or application form, please get in touch with us at USJEEquity_conf_EquiteSESJ@psac-afpc.com.