9th CUSW Convention and 25th Anniversary Celebration

Convention and the 25th Anniversary Celebration is rapidly approaching and now only weeks away.

All Delegates, Guests and Staff will be receiving an email with the details of their booking. It will include accomodation, activity, meal and daycare information. 

Delegates will also need to prepare by watching the Unit and Commitee Videos, posted in the Resources section to the right.
Orientation Video and Resolutions Available Now
The Convention Delegate Orientation video is available now. Members can also download and review final Resolutions in the "Resources" section. 
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See you at Convention 2024!

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]



Delagates List
Final Resolutions

Resolution Kit

Individual pages
White Paper
Resolution Guide

Unit and Committee Videos
Delegate Courses on Alliance Learning
Delegate Orientation Video

Event Details

Friday April 26th - Sunday April 28th, 2024

White Oaks Resort & Spa - 253 Taylor Road SS4, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario,
Canada L0S 1J0  | View Map

Friday April 26th - 4:00pm - 8:00pm: Garden View Foyer (outside Grand Event Room)
Saturday April 27th - 7:00am - 8:00am: Garden View Foyer (outside Grand Event Room) - Late Registrations

All Delegates and Guests are required to register. Check-in with the hotel first and then come to registeration during either time listed above.


Directions, Check-In/Out
Located just west of the Queen Elizabeth Way, adjacent to Outlet Collection at Niagara. White Oaks Resort and Spa is located in the heart of wine country on 13 beautifully manicured acres.

Friday April 26th - 4:00pm
Please have photo ID and credit card (for incidentals) ready for check-in.

Sunday April 28th -  11:00am

Please note check-in/out days vary for some attendees. Please refer to your booking sheet for further details.
White Oaks Maps and Tour

Free self-parking is available at White Oaks Resort & Spa. 

High-speed wireless internet in guest rooms and public spaces.

White Oaks Resort & Spa has an indoor pool, sauna and steam room for guests to enjoy. There is also a fitness facility (The Club).

Resort Fee (Included)
- Self-Parking
- Fitness and Raquet Club
- Unlimited Local Phone Calls
- Premium Wireless Internet
- Concierge Services

The Spa at White Oaks has been ranked #1 Spa in Niagara, and #6 in Canada. You can book a treatment online 
Please note, Spa treatments are not included as a reimbursable expense.

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

Friday Dinner: Buffet
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand Event Room ABC
8:00pm - 11:20pm - Pappy Johns Band

Saturday/Sunday Breakfast: Buffet
7:00am - 8:00am - Delegates
7:00am - 10:00am - Guests and Families
Sunhill Dining Room 

Saturday Lunch - Buffet
12:00pm - 1:30pm - Delegates and Guests not participating in activities*
Sunhill Dining Room 
*Those who are in activities will be having lunch in either Niagara Falls or Niagara-on-the-Lake, depending on the activity.

Saturday 25th Anniversary Dinner:
6:00pm - 6:30pm - Cocktails
6:30pm - 8:30pm - Dinner
6:00pm - 1:00am - Entertainment
Grand Event Room ABC
Attire: Business Casual

Sunday Lunch
12:00pm - Boxed Lunch to Go

Any special requirements (food allergies, etc.) have been captured during the registration process. If you need to make any changes, please contact: [email protected]

The Expense Policy allows for lost wages (if applicable), mileage and/or reasonable travel expenses for the trip from the Member’s home/work location to the Convention and 25th Anniverasry Celebration and the return trip. No lost wage expenses will be accepted for travel outside the Convention days, except for pre-approved special circumstances.

Please feel free to contact [email protected] to discuss special circumstances.

Guest activities have already been pre-booked through registration. 

Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine & Beverage Tour
Click here to learn more

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
 Click here to learn more

Niagara Parks Pass (formerly known as Wonderpass)
Click here to learn more

All activities include lunch and roundtrip transportation (if desired).


All required materials to participate in Convention will be provided at Registration. 

Please ensure you attend the Delegate Orientation and watch the Unit and Committee videos.

Looking forward to seeing you at Convention and the 25th Anniversary Celebration Event!

Activity Information

Anyone attending the Fallswiew Indoor Waterpark is advised to bring your own towels. They are not provided at the waterpark.

CUSW Convention & 25th Anniversary Celebration 

The Ninth Convention of The Canadian Union of Skilled Workers is being held on April 27th and 28th, 2024 at the White Oaks Resort and Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. January 16th, 2024 was the 25th Anniversary of our founding meeting. We will celebratate and recognize of our founding members:

Harold Bartlett     Warren Bray    Bill Gilroy
          John Ives         Tom MacLean    Judy Mitchell
Joe Mulhall    John Sprackett    Fraser Strong
Phil Poli    Ashton Tuck    John Wabb

The Convention is an opportunity for members to deliberate on the important business of building our future, while at the same time celebrating the progress that the Union is making toward providing a representative voice for our members both in the workplace and in our communities.
Families are welcome to join the Delegates for this fun-filled weekend!

A survey was distributed to all Delegates, Guests and Staff who are invited to Convention. If you did not receive the survey, please email [email protected]

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