2021 Convention Details

Date: October 1st-3rd, 2021
Location: Port Elgin, ON - Unifor Centre



Delegates may register on Friday October 1, 2021, between 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

After registration there is an orientation session Friday night from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. This prepares Delegates for the Convention business conducted over Saturday and Sunday. Late registration will be available Saturday morning between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. It is important that Delegates register to get Convention Status. Delegates will be given a Convention Kit to prepare and participate in the Convention. The Convention Host Committee will host a Welcome Reception for Delegates and their spouses/partners following the conclusion of Orientation Session on Friday night.


Health, Safety and Wellness 

Proof of Vaccination

Proof of double vaccination is required upon check-in. You can download your documents from here: Ontario COVID-19 vaccination service (ontariohealth.ca)

The Unifor Centre will require proof of double vaccination upon check in at the facility for Convention.
You can have it printed in a hard copy or available on your smart device.
If you have not yet downloaded, please click on of the links below to access your provincial vaccine record:
Ontario - Ontario COVID-19 vaccination service (ontariohealth.ca)
British Columbia - Proof of vaccination and the BC Vaccine Card - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)
Saskatchewan - MySaskHealthRecord (ehealthsask.ca)
Quebec - Preuve de vaccination (quebec.ca)
Any persons unable to provide proof will not be able to check-in or allowed on site.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] or 1-800-376-8539


Covid Protocol

  • Pre-screen yourself each morning Coronavirus (COVID-19) self-assessment (ontario.ca)
  • Always wear a mask while in the Centre
  • Adhere to 6 feet social distancing guidelines
  • Guest Rooms and Dining Room (once seated) are mask free areas
  • Hand Sanitizer is available throughout the Centre


Delegate Expense Policy

The Delegate Expense Policy allows for mileage and/or reasonable travel expenses for the trip from the Delegate‚Äôs home/work location to the Convention and the return trip. No lost wage expenses will be accepted for Friday travel except for pre-approved special circumstances. Please feel free to contact 1-800-376-8539 or [email protected] to discuss special circumstances.


Directions Check-In Parking

Please note: Bruce County Road 25 is currently under construction. From Highway 21, take the 4th Concession headed west and when you reach the stop sign, make a right on Bruce Road 33.

Check-in is located at the front entrance (Registration Area on the Map). There are a few parking sports near here where you can temporarily park to check-in. Once checked in, you are asked to park in the main parking lot.

There is a map of the facility available for download to the right.


Accommodations and Meals

The cost of Delegate accommodation and meals during Convention will be borne by the Canadian Union of Skilled Workers.

Accommodations will be provided for Delegates on a single or double occupancy basis at the Unifor Centre.

Any special requirements (i.e. allergies, food, etc) not already captured in the Event Registration Survey should be communicated to the Convention Committee. 

All attendees of Convention will receive a Reservation Form for the Unifor Centre via email. This is required for emergency contacts and contract tracing purposes. If you do not receive the form by September 1st, please contact Brandy Cremascoli via [email protected]


Convention Resolutions

You will receive a Convention Resolutions package at the Convention. Official Resolutions, with recommendations, will be part of the Delegate Kit upon sign-in on Friday night.


Spouse Activities

The Host Committee is planning a number of activities for Delegate Spouses. Activities will include a Welcoming Reception Friday evening and a Saturday Night Function. Additional activities and details will be provided during the Delegate Orientation sessions on Friday night.


Looking forward to seeing you in Port Elgin!


If you have any quesitons, please contact 1-800-376-8539 or email [email protected]