February 12, 2013
The OPSEU Social Justice Fund supports some of the most
vulnerable in Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. This year’s
Solidarity Tour visits Nicaragua. Jeff Arbus, OPSEU Region 6 Executive
Board member, and Rick Janson, OPSEU Communications Officer, will be meeting
with grassroots organizations working to end poverty in Nicaragua from
February 11 to February 20, 2013. The tour is organized by Horizons of
Friendship, an international development organization with partner agencies
throughout Central America
Follow the OPSEU Nicaragua blog
August 2012 Bon Voyage to the OPSEU Solidarity Tour group as they head off to Malawi after the long weekend!
By Thursday evening, September 6, they will be in Malawi, witnessing OPSEU’s solidarity at work in helping to build capacity in the
village of Makupo. Follow the
OPSEU South Africa blog
July 11, 2012 PC Leader Tim Hudak has finally shown his true colours by disparaging union support for social justice causes that have
been endorsed by the union’s membership. more...
of Tour includes President, Smokey Thomas’s introduction to the amazing group
who will be great ambassadors for OPSEU, member biographies, links, tour details
OPSEU Members’ Solidarity Tour of Southern Africa 2012
July 7, 2011 The Social Justice Fund and
the Live and Let Live Funds are inviting members to apply to be part of a
tour of Southern Africa and visit international solidarity projects
supported by OPSEU in the last three years. more...
Guatemala Solidarity Tour 2011
February 4, 2011 OPSEU member, Darlene
Kaboni from region 6 and Campaigns Officer Luisa Quarta toured Guatemala
with a group from Horizons of Friendship, an international development
organization based in Coburg, Ontario. Horizons works with local development
groups in all six Spanish-speaking countries in Central America plus the
province of Chiapas in southern Mexico. This is the fourth “exposure tour”
to involve OPSEU participation.
Read the OPSEU Guatemala
Community projects fight poverty and promote human rights in Costa Rica and Panama
For many people, Costa Rica conjures images of
ecotourism and coffee plantations. The Panama Canal is probably all most
people know about Panama. . More...
Colombia Solidarity Tour 2009
Colombia is a country where trade unionists and
human rights defenders are killed on a daily basis – just for performing
what we would consider normal activities. OPSEU recently sent a delegation
to Colombia to examine the situation and to provide support to those who are
fighting for social justice in that country.
Honduras Solidarity Tour 2009
From Feb. 18 to 27, OPSEU Social Justice
Committee member Mary Cory and Senior Communications Officer Randy Robinson
toured Honduras with a group from Horizons of Friendship, an international
development organization based in Cobourg, Ontario. Now in its 35th year,
Horizons works with local development groups in all six Spanish-speaking
countries in Central America plus the province of Chiapas in southern
Mexico. This year’s “exposure tour” was the second one to involve OPSEU
El Salvador Solidarity Tour 2008
Region 7 Executive Board Member Sandra Snider
and Campaigns Officer Brenda Wall, visited El Salvador in 2008.
Read the OPSEU El Salvador blog http://opseusefpo.blogspot.com/search/label/El%20Salvador
Tour of South Africa and Malawi, 2008
Read the blog of OPSEU President Warren
(Smokey) Thomas’ tour of South Africa and Malawi.