ACORN Canada National Convention 2017! June 17th - 19th at the University of Ottawa

Posted June 2, 2017

Don't miss our upcoming convention! 
 
  • Social Justice Workshops! 
  • Exciting speakers such as Hassan Yussuff (CLC President), Andrew Horwath, (ONDP Leader),  Chris Ballard (Ontario Housing Minister), and Federal NDP leadership candidates - and more!
  • Fair Banking and Internet for All actions!!

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Agenda:   
 
Saturday June 17
 
12pm – 5pm: Registration
90U Residential Complex, 90 University - Foyer/Lobby
 
2.30pm – 4pm: Social Justice Workshops
  • Disability / Social Assistance - Rights & Benefits 
  • Energy Essentials
  • Media
  • Affordable & Livable Housing
  • How to Run a Local Meeting
  • Pay Equity/Childcare
  • Social Media and Action
  • Fair Banking/Internet for All
  • Big Turnout/Planning Chapter Meetings
 
4pm – 4.30pm: Room key distribution
90U Residential Complex, 90 University - Foyer/Lobby
 
5.15pm – 6.15pm: Dinner
 
6.30pm – 8.30pm: Plenary
MPT Montpetit Hall, 125 University - Room 202
Speaker: Andrea Horwath (Leader Ontario NDP)
Member Speak Out: National, BC, GTA and Hamilton, Ottawa, Gatineau, Halifax
 
Sunday June 18
 
7.30am – 8.30am: Breakfast
 
9.00am: Delegates march in
Outside MRN Marion, 140 Louis Pasteur - Auditorium 150
 
9.30am: Plenary
Speakers:
Hassan Yussuff (President of Canadian Labour Congress)
Max FineDay (Canadian Roots Exchange)
Niki Ashton (NDP Federal Leadership Candidate)
Mike Palecek (CUPW President)
Hon Chris Ballard, MPP (Ontario Minister of Housing)
 
11.30am – 12.15pm: Outreach workshop
MRN Marion, 140 Louis Pasteur - Auditorium 150 (English)
90U Residential Complex, 90 University - Room 152 (French)
 
12.45pm – 1.15pm: Box lunch and load bus
Outside THN Thompson Residence, 45 University
 
2pm – 4pm: Door-to-door outreach
2pm – 4pm: Art & Activism (Alternative to outreach activity)
90U Residential Complex, 90 University - Room 152
 
5.30pm: Board bus for transport to dinner venue
Outside 90U Residential Complex, 90 University
 
6.30pm: Speaker - Mark Taylor (Deputy Mayor of Ottawa)
6.45pm: Food served
7.15pm: Speakers
Tim Maguire (President CUPE Local 79)
Catherine McKenney (Ottawa City Councillor-Somerset Ward)
 
Monday June 19
 
7.30am – 8.30am: Breakfast
 
9am: Plenary
FSS Faculty of Social Sciences, 120 University - Room 2005
Speakers:
Chrisy Tremblay (OPSEU Board Region 4)
Sean McKenny (President, Ottawa & District Labour Council)
Action briefing
 
10.30am: Board bus
Outside FSS Faculty of Social Sciences, 120 University
Transport to action location
 
Come to the ACTION!!   
11am - Meet Downtown at the corner of Elgin and Sparks                                                                   
Action! - Fair Banking and Internet for All
 
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Thank you to our generous sponsors:
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
Email us for registration at research@acorncanada.org