Convention and Conference subsidy information

Convention and Conference Subsidies

Requests for convention and conference subsidies should:

  • be in writing (email or paper) to the REVP’s office
  • be received three (3) weeks prior to registration deadline
  • contain a rationale why this convention or conference would be valuable for the applicant
  • give an indication how the information/experience obtained at the convention or conference will be used by the participant in union activities
  • indicate any other efforts the applicant has made to obtain funding
  • no events outside of Canada will be funded

All requests will be forwarded to the Subsidies Committee for recommendation to the REVP.

The following considerations will be used to award subsidies:

  • is the convention or conference labour, political or social activism related?
  • will the Region benefit from our participation in this event?
  • has the applicant been awarded previous subsidies for conventions or conferences? if yes, when?
  • normally we will not fund more than three (3) participants for the same convention or conference
  • exceptions to the above should be mostly in the lower cost category


  • Convention or conference outside B.C.: $500.00
  • Convention or conference in B.C. and participant has to fly: up to $500.00
  • Convention or conference in B.C. and no need to fly: $250.00
  • Applicants will not receive full or partial funding  to attend Conventions or Conferences outside of Canada

There shall be a written report to the REVP’s office within one month of the event.

Download a Conference/Convention Subsidy Application form below ...

Approved at the Regional Council meeting 2001, adopted as a regulation March 2012