Workshop Calendar

Updated March 25, 2020

The following Provincial education opportunities, delivered via technology, are available for the foreseeable future. Two lecturettes will run via teleconference, and our existing half-day workshop for new Bargaining Unit Presidents and new Grievance Chairs will continue via webinar. Please find below a description of each workshop and registration information.

Please note: this education is our regular Education Brochure material – it does not contain specific COVID-19 information. To ensure you receive answers to your questions about the current COVID-19 situation, please direct your questions to covidquestions@ona.org.

Workshops scheduled for delivery from June 1 through December 31 will be reviewed and adjusted as we progress through our current situation.

Your Education Team continues to support your education needs and thanks you for your understanding.


Thank you for all the hard work you do to keep Ontarians safe!

New Bargaining Unit Presidents and New Grievance Chairs Workshop by Webinar



This workshop will provide new Bargaining Unit Presidents and new Grievance Chairs with an awareness of the tools and resources to begin their new role within the Union. Participants will gain an understanding of the structure of the Union, their role within the structure and the resources available to them. Participants will acquire a basic understanding of the services offered by the Union and a more in depth understanding of the grievance process. This workshop is not intended to be the only education a new Bargaining Unit President and new Grievance Chair receive. This is intended to support them until further education can be accessed.
Target members: new Bargaining Unit Presidents, new Grievance Chairs.

To register: please contact Carlos Parra (CarlosP@ona.org, 416-964-8833, ext. 2304). Our Education Registration Form is available on our Registration web page. You will receive a reply that confirms your registration, includes the instructions to connect to the webinar, and materials.

April 16, 1300-1600July 16, 0900-1200October 15, 1300-1600
May 21, 0900-1200August 20, 1300-1600November 19, 0900-1200
June 25, 1300-1600September 17, 0900-1200 

The Occupational Health and Safety Act, ONA and You – Lecturette by Teleconference

In this lecturette, the member will gain a high-level understanding of what the Occupational Health and Safety Act is, what some of the health and safety issues are in their workplace, and what tools and resources ONA has to offer. Target members: all ONA members who have an interest in health and safety.

Scheduled Dates: April 1, April 16, April 29, May 13, and May 27.

Time Frame (for all calls): 11:30 – 13:00 EST

To register: please contact ProvEducationTeleconnects@ona.org (416-964-8833, ext. 2468), and provide the following information:

1) first and last name, 2) ONA ID number, 3) name of employer, and 4) which date you are registering for.

Please use an ONA-sponsored or personal email address when registering – information will not be provided to an employer-sponsored email account to maintain confidential information.

You will receive a reply that confirms your registration, includes the phone number and conference ID # to connect, and materials.

Professional Responsibility Workload Reporting Process (Multi-Sector) – Lecturette by Teleconference

In this lecturette, the member will be able to verbalize how to leverage use of the Professional Responsibility Workload Reporting Process (PRWRP), and will learn how to complete the Professional Responsibility Workload Reporting Form (PRWRF). Target members: This lecturette is general in nature and does not speak to a specific sector, so is suitable for any member wanting to know more about the Professional Responsibility Workload Reporting Process.

Scheduled Dates: April 2, April 15, April 30, May 14, and May 28.


Time Frame (for all calls): 11:30 – 13:00 EST

To register: please contact ProvEducationTeleconnects@ona.org (416-964-8833, ext. 2468), and provide the following information:

1) first and last name, 2) ONA ID number, 3) name of employer, and 4) which date you are registering for.

Please use an ONA-sponsored or personal email address when registering – information will not be provided to an employer-sponsored email account to maintain confidential information.

You will receive a reply that confirms your registration, includes the phone number and conference ID # to connect, and materials.


Posted March 17, 2020

Dear ONA Members,

Respecting the current COVID-19 situation, our in-person workshops in the months of March, April and May, 2020, have been canceled. Education opportunities via technology will be available for the foreseeable future. Information on all of this education will be posted on this web page soon.

Once COVID-19 has been resolved, we look forward to seeing you at in-person workshops!

Workshops in June through to the end of December will be posted at a later date.

Thank you for your understanding and for all of your hard work during this time.

Take care,

The Membership Education and Events Team