Conference Program


   9: 00 AM     Arrival/Registration (Morning Refreshments Available)


10:00 AM       PLENARY ONE – Introductions and Opening

Welcome by Labour Council President, John Cartwright
Welcome by FWN Co-Chair, Ben Corpuz
Reading of Harassment Policy – Manolito Perez & Julie Dominguez
Housekeeping and Agenda Review – Toni Eyre
Presentation of Position Paper and 2016 Activities by Ben Corpuz

10:30 AM       PLENARY TWO

Introduction of Speaker on Filipino Migration – Josh Cuasay, FWN Co-Chair
Presentation: Filipino Migration to Canada by Ric Esguerra
Introduction of KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Michael Deguzman

KEYNOTE by Maria Castaneda

Table buzz – Toni Eyre to explain
Q and A – Toni Eyre and Michael DeGuzman to moderate

LUNCH (Noon – 1 p.m.)

 1:00 PM        CULTURAL PRESENTATION – Carlos Bulosan Theatre
 1:20 PM        PLENARY THREE
                           Position statement and Instructions about the workshops – Ben Corpuz

 1:30 PM        WORKSHOPS (Participants are assigned to one)

WORKSHOP 1 – Changing Workplace, Fixing the Law (Hall A)
Andria Babbington, Vice President, Toronto & York Region Labour Council
Ben Corpuz

WORKSHOP 2 – Health and Safety in the Workplace (Hall B)
Mark Austin, United SteelWorkers Health and Safety Officer

WORKSHOP 3 – Collective Bargaining and Grievance Process (Hall C)
Lis Pimentel, President, Unite Here Local 75
Allan Pace

WORKSHOP 4 – Taking Action on Environment (Hall D)
Carolyn Egan, President, USW Toronto Council

WORKSHOP 5 – Migrant Workers and Unions (Room316)
Lui Queano, Director, Filipino Migrant Workers Movement
Fina Aldaba, iWWorkers

 2:30 PM        PLENARY FOUR

Workshop reports

3:30 PM         PLENARY FIVE: Wrap-up –

Closing Remark – Josh Cuasay, Co-chair, Filipino Workers Network
Announcements (Upcoming events) –
Evaluation – Toni Eyre

4:30 PM         END

Co-Chairs: Ben Corpuz and Josh Cuasay
Program Moderator: Toni Eyre
Staff Support: Sharon Simpson
Overall Event Coordinator: Paulina Corpuz