Solidarity Funds: Solidarity Tours

 

May 23, 2013 That’s OPSEU’s belief when it comes to supporting international development projects through our Social Justice Fund. Watch the recently completed 15-minute video of our Southern Africa Tour 2012


2013 OPSEU Solidarity Tour visits Nicaragua

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...

Summary of Tour includes President, Smokey Thomas’s introduction to the amazing group who will be great ambassadors for OPSEU, member biographies, links, tour details and  more…

February 3, 2012 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 Chiapas, Mexico.. more...
 

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 Solidarity Blog.  

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. More...

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 participation. More...

El Salvador Solidarity Tour 2008

Region 7 Executive Board Member Sandra Snider and Campaigns Officer Brenda Wall, visited El Salvador in 2008. More... 
Read the OPSEU El Salvador blog  http://opseusefpo.blogspot.com/search/label/El%20Salvador
 

Solidarity Tour of South Africa and Malawi, 2008

Read the blog of OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas’ tour of South Africa and Malawi. more...
 


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