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Thursday June 16 2016

This Fall the Canadian Labour Congress invites you to their two events: Rise Up!, and Build Young Workers’ Power. Both are focusing on confronting inequality in our workplaces and in society. the Rise Up! Conference is from October 20-23, following the CLC will also be hosting the National Young Workers Summit from October 23-25. These gatherings aim to build a stronger Labour movement that recognizes the struggles of all people facing inequalities. The Rise Up! Conference and the Young Workers Summit are an opportunity for union activists to come together and explore equality and fairness for all.



So we can empower each other by acknowledging our struggles, celebrating our gains, and sharing our stories. As human rights activists, we celebrate diversity and use our collective power to create positive change.



Unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Anishinabek Territory

Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario


The CLC welcomes CLC affiliate members who identify with one or more of our equity groups: Aboriginal workers, workers of colour, workers with disabilities, LGBT workers, women, and young workers.

The national union may send official delegates. Locals are encouraged to register and, where possible, support delegates in attending this historical event to reinvigorate the Labour movement and make the world or the workplace more equitable.  Locals are also encouraged to inform members about the conference and help spread the word.

Space will be limited and registration will close as soon the conference is full.

Visit RiseUp2016.ca and http://www.yws2016.ca to register now.


In solidarity,

Jan Simpson
1st National Vice-President (2015-2019)
Dave Bleakney
2nd National Vice-President