Unifor Constitutional Convention 2022


Metro Toronto Convention Centre

255 Front Street West
Room 205CD
Toronto ON M5V 2W6

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The 4th Unifor Constitutional Convention will be held from August 8-12, 2022 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The Convention will convene on Monday, August 8 at 9:00 a.m. in Exhibit Hall A & B on the 300 level of the Convention Centre.

This Convention will be a turning point for our union: one where we will gather and set a course for the future of our union. We have much to debate, much to reflect on, much to mourn, and much to celebrate.

Certain Industry Council meetings scheduled in conjunction with the Convention will be held on Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7. You will receive additional information from your respective Industry Council executives in the coming months.

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All local unions are encouraged to participate in the Constitutional Convention and to send delegates to this important event.

To register, please visit: https://register1.unifor.org and select “Constitutional Convention 2022” under “Select an event.” Follow the screen prompts.

Local union’s entitlement and registration password were sent via email. Please ensure that each individual is registered with a unique email address so all registered participants receive a link to self identify for one of the Equity Caucus meetings.

Please send any question to us at @email.

The deadline for registration is July 22, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

The deadline for Resolutions and Constitutional Amendments is May 10, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Resolutions and Constitutional Amendments


Saturday, August 6

  • Industry Council Meetings
  • Resolution Committee Meeting

Sunday, August 7

  • Industry Council Meetings
  • Standing Committee Meetings
  • Resolution Committee Meeting
  • Constitution Committee Meeting
  • New Delegate Orientation

Monday, August 8

  • Convention Commences at 9:00 a.m.
  • Regional Caucus Meetings at lunch adjournment
  • Welcome Reception

Tuesday, August 9

  • LGBTQ Caucus Breakfast
  • Convention resumes at 9:00 a.m.
  • Women’s Caucus Lunch
  • Aboriginal and Workers of Colour Caucus at daily adjournment

Wednesday, August 10

  • Young Workers Caucus Breakfast
  • Convention resumes at 9:00 a.m.
  • Allies Caucus at daily adjournment

Thursday, August 11

  • Convention resumes at 9:00 a.m.
  • Convention Gala Event

Friday, August 12

  • Convention resumes at 9:00 a.m.
  • Convention adjourns at 12:00 p.m.

COVID-19 guidelines at Unifor’s Constitutional Convention

Since the start of the pandemic, Unifor and its National Executive Board have issued statements and adopted policies to maintain the highest level of health and safety for all Unifor members at events and in the workplace. Every decision by the union regarding COVID-19 policies for union events, and with regard to workplace policies, followed the guidance of public health and/or scientific authorities.

Over the course of the past two and a half years, many local unions engaged in the vital work of protecting the health and safety of our members. Our union and our locals adopted positions that proved to be essential in saving lives and stopping the spread of COVID-19 in hundreds of Canadian workplaces.

From the beginning we acknowledged there would be a need to constantly re-evaluate our positions based on the evolving nature of the pandemic and the COVID-19 virus, as well as public health direction and advice. Things are shifting, but we are not out of the woods. We are not yet in a post pandemic world.

The size and scope of the upcoming Constitutional Convention compels our union to maintain safety guidelines and standards, in an attempt to protect the health and safety of members, delegates and staff, including the most vulnerable among us.

A modified Comprehensive COVID-19 policy will remain in effect for the summer months, ensuring the following safety protocols in place at Convention:

  • Requiring a daily self-assessment from all delegates, and asking that delegates do not come to the Convention venue if they show symptoms or test positive;
  • Creating a vaccine-friendly environment by stating that full vaccination is strongly encouraged for all delegates attending Convention, and asking delegates to voluntarily disclose their vaccination status ahead of the event;
  • Creating a mask-friendly environment by strongly encouraging mask-wearing, having masks available at registration, leading by example, and making regular statements about the need to respect everyone's safety and well-being during the event;
  • Requesting that delegates immediately report illness presenting during the course of the Convention so that organizers can notify others of risks and of any needed safety protocols;
  • Inviting open communication between delegates and organizers on COVID-19 guidelines or arising issues

Unifor's modified COVID-19 policy for events will continue to be in effect until September, when new guidelines or policy revisions will be communicated to local unions.

Any questions or requests can be communicated to @email