Workshop Calendar

Updated July 21, 2020

As we continue to work through the COVID-19 pandemic, provincial education opportunities delivered via Zoom Meeting are available. Please find below a description for both lecturettes and our existing half-day workshop for new Bargaining Unit Presidents and new Grievance Chairs. Registration information has also been provided.

Please note that this education is our regular Education Brochure material. It does not contain specific COVID-19 information. Please contact covidquestions@ona.org with COVID-19 specific questions.

All in-person workshops through to October 30, 2020, have been canceled.

We are currently working toward adjusting our education offerings to deliver content using technology. Information on how to register and registration deadlines (3 business days prior) are also provided.

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


Your Membership Education and Events Team

New Bargaining Unit Presidents and New Grievance Chairs Workshop via Zoom Meeting

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 submit a completed Education Registration Form to Carlos Parra (CarlosP@ona.org, 416-964-8833, ext. 2304).

Click here for a blank form. You will receive a reply that confirms your registration, includes a link and instructions to connect to the Zoom Meeting, and materials.

July 16, 0900-1200 (registration deadline: July 10, 1630)
August 20, 1300-1600 (registration deadline: August 14, 1630)
September 17, 0900-1200 (registration deadline: September 11, 1630)
October 15, 1300-1600 (registration deadline: October 9, 1630)
November 19, 0900-1200 (registration deadline: November 13, 1630)

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

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:

July 9 (registration deadline: July 3, 1630)

July 22 (registration deadline: July 16, 1630)

August 12 (registration deadline: August 6, 1630)

August 26 (registration deadline: August 20, 1630)

Time Frame for Zoom Meetings: 11:30 – 13:00 EST

To register: please submit a completed Education Registration Form to ProvEducationTeleconnects@ona.org (416-964-8833, ext. 2468).

Click here for a blank form. You will receive a reply that confirms your registration, includes a link and instructions to connect to the Zoom Meeting, and materials.

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

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:

July 8 (registration deadline: July 2, 1630)

July 23 (registration deadline: July 17, 1630)

August 13 (registration deadline: August 7, 1630)

August 27 (registration deadline: August 21, 1630)


Time Frame for all Zoom Meetings: 11:30 – 13:00 EST

To register: please submit a completed Education Registration Form to ProvEducationTeleconnects@ona.org (416-964-8833, ext. 2468).

Click here for a blank form.

You will receive a reply that confirms your registration, includes a link and instructions to connect to the Zoom Meeting, 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