Subsidies available for National Young Workers’ Summit

PSAC Young Workers in BC: are you interested in attending the first ever National Young Workers’ Summit being put on by the Canadian Labour Congress? It will be held from October 23 to 25, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario.

More info about the Summit can be found at the CLC website. The Summit promises to gather young workers from across the country from a variety of unions and tackle issues and workshops selected by the participants. The PSAC BC Region is offering subsidies towards assisting members thirty five years of age and younger to participate. Note, funding may also be required from a variety of sources, Locals and/or Components.

Costs that will need to be considered include the registration fee of $350, air travel to and from Ottawa, accommodation and meals during the trip, travel to and from the conference venue, and any applicable loss of salary that may be incurred.

How to apply? Email the following information to Monica Urrutia by Friday, June 24, 2016.

  1. Send us your name and full contact info
  2. Give us a brief rundown of your anticipated costs, other sources of funding that you have already applied for, and monies already granted if applicable.
  3. Tell us in brief why it is important for you as a young worker to attend this event.
  4. Explain how you will use this experience to help raise the profile of PSAC young workers in your workplace, union, and/or community.

As with other funding sources, if a subsidy is granted, we would expect a short report/evaluation of your participation at the Summit within 4 weeks after the event, especially if you’ve already acted on what you had planned to do with this info. In the past we’ve had different kinds of reports such as written reports, a photo montage, etc. You could even create a short YouTube video if you want. Feel free to be creative!

This subsidy offer is separate and apart from the “Conference/Convention subsidy” offered through the PSAC REVP’s office. For more info, visit this link.