2021 Convention Details
Date: October 1st-3rd, 2021
Location: Port Elgin, ON - Unifor Centre
Delegates may register on Friday October 1, 2021, between 2:00 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
- 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
Proof of double vaccination is required upon check-in. You can download your documents from here: Ontario COVID-19 vaccination service (ontariohealth.ca)
Delegate Expense Policy
The Delegate Expense Policy allows for mileage and/or reasonable travel expenses for the trip from the Delegate’s 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 and 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.
All guests are asked to park in the main parking lot. There is a map of the facility available for download.
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.
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 requiring accommodations 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]
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.
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]
Delegates' Agenda (DRAFT)
Online Resolution Form
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Non-delegates Agenda (TBD) (including childcare info.)