Biennial Convention 2017: Updated with new info!

November 11, 2017

Registration is now open! Don't delay - register today!

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The 2017 ONA Biennial Convention takes place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, December 5, 6 and 7, 2017 at the Westin Harbour Castle (1 Harbour Square, Toronto ON M5J 1A6.) Our annual Human Rights and Equity Caucus will take place on Monday, December 4 and a half-day of education session on Friday, December 8.

Please note that ONA will provincially fund all Bargaining Unit Presidents, all Local Coordinators and 62 Alternates/Additional Attendees to attend the three days of Convention. As our meeting room rates are contingent on our room occupancy, the provincial funding is contingent on the use of the ONA block of hotel guest rooms. Please use the following link: ONA Biennial Convention 2017 (OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser) OR call toll free 1-888-627-8559 with the group name ONA Biennial Convention or the group code OK30AA. You can book now- the cutoff date to book your guestroom at the ONA rate is November 10, 2017.

Check back often for the latest 2017 Biennial Convention news!

Questions about the Biennial?

Please contact ONA Provincial Office at 416-964-8833 or 800-387-5580
Membership and Education Events Team (ext. 2468)
Or email

About the Human Rights and Equity Caucus, Dec. 4:
We Need to Talk: The Reality of Stereotyping
We will be looking at stereotyping in health care: how it affects our members in their workplaces and how if affects the care our members provide to their patients. Our day will include a special focus on the experience of aboriginal people in the health care system. Our aim is to provide hands on tools for members to recognize and deal with their own unconscious biases.


About Biennial Convention Education, Dec. 8:
ONA is pleased to offer "Truth or Consequences: Workplace Investigations are no Game."

This two-hour education will be offered by an internationally renowned trainer and cover the building blocks of investigations, gathering and assessing evidence, interviewing the members you represent and the witnesses you need. Gareth Jones is the former Director of the Special Ombudsman Response Team of the Canadian Forces, a former investigator with the Attorney General of Ontario and author of "Workplace Investigations: Getting Beyond He Said, She said."