Shaw Centre (former Ottawa Convention Centre)
55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa ON K1N 9J2
2023 Ontario Regional Council will be held in-person at the Shaw Centre, Ottawa, from December 1 – 2, 2023.
This year marks significant milestones for Unifor and its members. Together, our union celebrated a decade of unity and strength and a decade of impactful, trailblazing dialogue through the Ontario Regional Council.
This year’s council will focus on meaningful discussions on issues paramount to our members in Ontario.
We look forward to seeing you in Ottawa!
In accordance with council bylaws, ORC will fill vacancies for a remaining 2 year term.
Positions to fill as follows:
- ORC Members-at-large – 1
- Political Action Standing Committee – 1
- Health, Safety and Environment Standing Committee – 1
Equity Standing Committees:
• LGBTQ – 1*
NOTE: Equity Standing Committee positions will be filled by peer election during their designated equity caucus meeting. Please refer to your council agenda upon registration for caucus dates and times. Elections happening on the floor of council will take place Saturday,
December 3. Registration and changes to delegate status will be closed one hour prior to voting.
Formal nominations for the ORC Executive and Standing Committees will take place during the Council. As per our bylaws (Article 5: Elections):
…a delegate nominating another delegate may make a brief statement, and all candidates shall have an opportunity to address the delegates.
Please note that nominees should ensure they have the support of their Local President prior to accepting a nomination. The home locals of members of the ORC Executive and Standing Committees must commit to financial support for the term, including costs associated with sending you to ORC as part of their delegation for your term.
Accommodations and Travel
A block of rooms has been reserved at each of the following hotels:
100 Elgin St., Ottawa A rate of $195.00 per night for a Classic Room. Please make your reservations under the Unifor Ontario Regional Council December 2023 Block by calling the hotel at 1-800-267-4298 or by emailing @email. The cut-off date to reserve in the block is October 30, 2023.
Fairmont Chateau Laurier
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa A rate of $259.00 per night for a Fairmont Room. Please make your reservations under the Unifor Ontario Regional Council December 2023 Block by calling the global reservations centre at 1-800-441-1414. The cut-off date to reserve in the block is October 30, 2023.
The Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa A rate of $229 per night for a Traditional Room. Please make your reservations under the Unifor Ontario Regional Council December 2023
Book your group rate for Unifor 2023 Ontario Region Council online.
The cut-off date to reserve in the block is October 30, 2023.
Air Canada Discount
Air Canada has offered savings to our delegates who will be traveling by air. If you wish to take advantage of these savings, please contact Air Canada at 1-888-247-2262 (in Canada), TTY 1-800-361-8071 (hearing impaired) or online at aircanada.com. In all cases, please quote promotional code MYXVJ7G1.
VIA Rail Discount
Via Rail has offered 5% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus and Sleeper Class. If you wish to take advantage of these savings, please contact VIA Rail at 1-888-842-7245 (in Canada), TTY 1-800-268-9503 (hearing impaired) or online at viarail.ca. In all cases, please quote promotional code 811133.
Summary of Deadlines
Please make note of important deadlines for this upcoming ORC
November 1, 2023
Bylaw Amendment Resolutions Deadline
November 1, 2023
Child Care Registrations Deadline
November 10, 2023
November 10, 2023
Event Registration Deadline