Equal Opportunities Committee

National Equal Opportunities Conference

August 29, 2022

TO:     Executive Council
           Alt. Regional Vice-Presidents
           Local Presidents

RE:      UTE National Equal Opportunities Conference

DATES:         October 21 – 23, 2022

Location:      Delta Hotels by Marriott, Ottawa City Centre
                      101 Lyon St, North, Ottawa, ON

TIMES:          October 21, 2022,     9:00 -4:30
                      October 22, 2022,    9:00 – 4:30
                      October 23, 2022,     9:00 – 12:00     

                       REGISTRATION: Online only via the following link:


The deadline for registration is September 12, 2022, at 23:59 EDT, Locals must also approve the registrations by the deadline.

All registrations received after 23:59 EDT, September 12, 2022, will be denied.

If you wish to submit your registration via printed form or other form due to a disability(ies), please contact  Louise Dorion via telephone (343) 655-0149 or by e-mail at dorionl@ute-sei.org, or Andrea Holmes via telephone  (343) 655-0158 or by e-mail at holmesa@ute-sei.org.

THEMELet’s Cultivate Change

The Conference objectives are:

  •       Step outside the box.
  •       Share your learning.
  •       Moving forward together.

These objectives will be achieved through plenary sessions and workshops. This will be an opportunity for you to network with other equity group members and others.

Link to Agenda


  •  The UTE National will fund two (2) members per Local.
  •  Funding will consist of:
    • Family care allowance, if required; and
    • Loss of salary
    • Travel – Air Canada Flex Rate – Discount code will be provided prior to booking
    • Hotel accommodations
    • Per Diems for 4 days


  • The conference is intended for UTE members who have limited or no knowledge / experience of equity issues. We strongly encourage Locals to fund other interested participants.
  • For everyone’s health and safety the committee is requesting that all participants wear masks while in the conference.

For all queries / concerns related to the Conference, contact Andrea Holmes via telephone at  (343) 655-0158 or email (holmesa@ute-sei.org) or the undersigned via telephone at (250) 613-2835 or email  (kochk@ute-sei.org).

In Solidarity,

Kim Koch
Chairperson, Equal Opportunities Committee