2023 MFL Women’s Conference
Registration if open to women and gender diverse folks from union locals that are affiliated to the Manitoba Federation of Labour.
Registration is now closed.
Discounted rate for participants coming from Northern Manitoba (North of 53°): $100/participant
Lunch is included in the cost of registration.
Payment must be received in order for registration to be fully processed. You will receive a confirmation email when payment is complete.
Also check out the Poster for the Sisters Supporting Sisters: Union Women Election Canvass Blitz.
About the Conference:
The 2023 MFL Women’s Conference: Women Belong In All Places Where Union Decisions Are Being Made is an intensive two-day conference for union women and non-binary folk to lean and share in a supportive environment. The conference aims to build personal and leadership skills and prepare women to take on new roles and leadership positions in their union and the broader community.
Participants will have the opportunity to meet and network with activists from the MFL’s diverse union affiliates, strengthening connections and solidarity between union women.
The theme of this year’s conference builds from the famous words of the late feminist U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg:
“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.“
Our conference will apply these important truths to the labour movement and examine why it’s important to have women involved in all areas of union work and activism – from leadership to collective bargaining, political action, servicing members, workplace health & safety, and more.
The conference will include special guest speakers, interesting panel discussions, and smaller group breakout workshops. Whether you are a long-time activist or just starting to get involved with your union, we welcome your participation.
And because this conference will be taking place in the middle of a provincial election campaign, participants will have the option of signing up for free political action training (after adjournment) and joining together with union women from across the province in a massive volunteer Sisters Supporting Sisters: Union Women Election Canvass Blitz aimed at electing labour-friendly, feminist women candidates. Stay tuned for more details! (Note: canvassing must be done on a person’s own volunteer time).