CLC Human Rights Conference: Be the change. Live the change.

The CLC Rise Up! Human Rights Conference will explore ways to renew the labour movement, celebrate our diversity, and better understand the changing nature of work.

Ottawa (10 May 2016) — The Rise Up! Human Rights Conference, organized by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), will bring the labour movement's diverse activists and allies together in a unique space for forward-thinking strategies and skills. 

The Conference will explore ways to renew the labour movement, celebrate our diversity, and better understand the changing nature of work. It will be held on the Algonquin Anishinabek territory at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario,from October 20 to 23, 2016.

Equity and inclusion fundamental to building a stronger movement

Together, union members from across the country will empower and engage workers to build a stronger movement based on equity and inclusion, and to be inspired by innovation and creativity. 

The CLC is calling on all members who have a passion for human rights, the future of the labour movement and all the ways it improves the lives of all Canadians. Rise Up! welcomes CLC affiliate members who identify with one or more of our equity groups: Aboriginal workers, workers of colour, workers with disabilities, LGBT workers, women and young workers. Organizers suggest that unions give priority to equity-seeking members when sending members attend this conference; however, allies are welcome.

Register today!

Workshops will be held throughout the 3-day conference ranging from Indigenous rights to workplace organizing or removing the stigma behind mental health. For a list of all workshops, check out the program online.

Click here to register for this important conference. 

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CLC Rise Up! Human Rights Conference


The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 360,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE