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Women’s Conference

Sisters in Solidarity

Each year NAPE holds a Women’s Conference to discuss issues pertinent to women in the context of the labour movement. The conference normally consists of some combination of guest speakers, panelists, workshops, and seminars.

The goal of the Women’s Conference is to build women’s political capacity and activism in the union, the community and beyond.

The conference is organized by NAPE’s Women’s Committee.

The 2014 Women’s Conference has not yet been scheduled.

Please check back for details. 

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2013 Women’s Conference Information and Registration Process

NAPE WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

TERRA NOVA GOLF RESORT- PORT BLANDFORD

May 31-June 2, 2013

AGENDA

Friday, May 31

4:00-5:30 Registration-Main lobby of hotel

5:30-6:30 Supper

7:00 Welcome/Opening Remarks/Introductions

President and Secretary/Treasurer’s Address

8:30 Wine & Hors d’oeuvres

Saturday, June 1 (7:30-8:30 Breakfast)

9:00-10:30 Concurrent Sessions

Self-Defense For Women (Robinson/Carrick Rooms, 1st Floor)

Work Life/Balance (Ocean View Room, 2nd Floor)

Creating your own Medicine Bundle (Bay View Room , 2nd Floor)

10:30-10:45 Break (Lobby, 2nd Floor)

10:45-12:30 Concurrent Sessions

Work/Life Balance (Ocean View Room, 2nd Floor)

WHSCC and the Claims Management Process(Bay View Room, 2nd Floor)

Stop Dieting/Start Living (Robinson/Carrick Rooms, 1st Floor)

12:30-1:30 Luncheon

1:30-3:00 Concurrent Sessions

Self-Defense for Women (Robinson/Carrick Rooms, 1st Floor)

Creating your own Medicine Bundle (Ocean View Room 2nd Floor)

WHSCC and the Claims Management Process (Bay View Room 2nd Floor)

3:00-3:15 Break (Lobby, 2nd Floor)

3:15-4:45 Plenary Session– The ELIMINATE Project -Dr. Elaine St. Croix

(Robinson/Carrick Rooms, 1st Floor)

6:30 Cocktails- Cash Bar

7:00 Banquet (Robinson/Carrick Rooms, 1st Floor)

9:00 DJ Music –Bar

Movies & Popcorn- (Robinson/Carrick Rooms, 1st Floor)

Sunday, June 2 (7:30-8:30 Breakfast)

9:00-10:00 Plenary Session- Women in Non-Traditional Trades (Robinson/Carrick Rooms, 1st Floor)

Beverly Maloney

10:0-10:30 Wrap up/ & Evaluation

Registration 

Dear Sister/Brother:

Applications are now being accepted for the NAPE Women’s Conference. 

The Conference will be held at the Terra Nova Golf Resort, Port Blandford, on May 31 – June 2, 2013.

Applications can be downloaded here. 

The deadline for applications is May 9, 2013.

Applications can be mailed to NAPE Office or faxed to (709) 754-0726.

The selection process for this Conference will be done by Region.  Members who have not attended a Women’s Conference before will be given preference, wherever possible.  Registration is open to female members only. As in previous years, the Committee will be compiling a waiting list.  Therefore, if you apply and cannot attend, it is important you notify Accounting immediately since the Committee will be “backfilling” from the wait list.

Transportation for the Conference will be provided by charter bus, which will pick up passengers at designated stops along the Trans Canada Highway.  Members will be reimbursed for their mileage traveling from their homes to and from the nearest place the charter bus stops.  Members living in Labrador will be flown to Gander Airport. Buses will be leaving Port aux Basques and St. John’s on the morning of Friday, May 31, and leaving to return on Sunday, June 2.

All meals will be per diem while traveling to and from the Conference.  Once at the Conference, all meals will be supplied.  Saturday night will be a banquet meal.

Accommodations will be based upon double occupancy.  If you are selected and want to share with a specific person should they also be selected, please indicate when you send in your form. This is a smoke free facility so a smoking room is not an option.

Registration will be on Friday, May 31, from 4:00 -5:30 p.m. in the main lobby of the resort.  Time off/wage loss is not provided for this Conference.  Any member who is selected to attend must arrange their own time off.

Please circulate this information in your workplace.  

In Solidarity,

Arlene Sedlickas

CHAIRPERSON – WOMEN’S ISSUES COMMITTE

Workshop Descriptions

Workplace Health, Safety Compensation Commission and the Claims Management Process is a presentation designed to show how a lost time claim progresses through the Workplace Health Safety Compensation Commission (WHSCC) system.  The presentation will explain the steps from first entry of a WHSCC claim to the final outcome. 

Creating your own Medicine Bundle is a workshop in which participants will create an aboriginal medicine bundle and explore how the wisdom in this teaching links to aboriginal maternal health and wellness. 

Union Basics is an introductory information session for new members to NAPE.  The intent of this workshop is to share basic information about your Union and to answer any questions you may have with regards to the structure of the Union.  Typical topics will include how does my Local fit into the structure of NAPE?  What are general or component resolutions?  What is a policy manual?  What are by-laws?  What is the Constitution?  What are the roles of the various Board Members?

Balancing Life Work is an interactive workshop which provides Union leaders, activists, and members with some ideas on ways to balance life/work issues. Activities are designed to help participants understand the issues, share experiences, explore barriers to achieving balance, and brainstorm ways to make life/work issues a priority.

Self-Defense for Women Gloria Hanlon is a  multiple black belt in Tae Kwon Do with over 25 years’ experience teaching self-defense. She believes that in today’s society, awareness is the key to women’s self-defense. You will learn basic self-defense techniques in real world situations that will leave you feeling inspired, confident and empowered.

Stop Dieting/Start Living is a workshop designed to explain the roller coaster effects of dieting.  Learn from a person who has lost over 60 pounds on Weight Watchers how it has changed her life.  As well Dr. Janice Grace, a chiropractor will join the discussion and provide some tips on living and eating well.

Women in Non-Traditional Occupations is a presentation talking about barriers faced by women who choose to work in non-traditional occupations.  Learn first-hand how to deal with stereotypes and stigmas attached to women working in male dominated work environments.

 

Defining Balance: Wellness for Women Join Dr. Joannie Neveu  who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology for an information session on overall wellness for women young and old, preventive medicine, and illness related to women.

Plenary Session

Union Women Dispelling Myths about Women and the Economy

The panel will discuss the economic conditions of women in the province and on the national level.

 

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May 2012 Women’s Conference a Success

Over 100 women from across Newfoundland and Labrador attended the second NAPE Women’s Conference of 2012. The conference was held at the Terra Nova Golf Resort in Port Blanford from May 25 to 27.

“The NAPE Women’s Conference is about bringing women together to educate and share experiences about the issues they face in their workplace and society,” said NAPE President Carol Furlong. “We want NAPE women to be aware, educated, and active and this conference is an important tool in furthering that effort.”

NAPE President Carol Furlong addresses the women's conference delegates

NAPE Secretary-Treasurer provides welcoming remarks

The women's conference has a simple but powerful message

Over 100 women from across the province attended the conference

Workshop Descriptions

Workplace Health, Safety Compensation Commission and the Claims Management Process is a presentation designed to show how a lost time claim progresses through the work health safety compensation commission (WHSCC) system.  The presentation will explain the steps from first entry of a WHSCC claim to the final outcome.

Creating your own Medicine Bundle is a workshop in which participants will create an aboriginal medicine bundle and explore how the wisdom in this teaching links to aboriginal maternal health and wellness.

Working with Crystals is a workshop in which each participant will be working with 7 stones which corresponds to the 7 Chakras in the body and a pendulum to assist in balancing and aligning each chakra.  Crystals are used for healing, personal reflection and meditation. Crystals, gemstones and minerals have a unique structure which causes them to resonate at a certain frequency and gives them their healing abilities. Learn how to select, care for, and use crystals.

Plenary Sessions

From the Newcomer’s Perspective: Cultural Sensitivities and Considerations is a presentation designed by the Association for New Canadian’s Diversity Team specifically for the NAPE Women’s Committee. Presented by the Diversity Training Officer, Sanchita Chakraborty, the presentation will be explicitly designed to heighten awareness about the many issues surrounding newcomer migration and integration to Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The format will be an interactive Power Point and involve a newcomer panel discussion and, if time allows, one diversity activity.

Defining Balance For Today’s Woman: Stress Management Through Healthy Living Join Lesley-Anne Sheppard, Registered Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer and Nutrition and Wellness Specialist, as she walks through her twelve essentials for managing stress through healthy living. Taking a holistic approach, Lesley-Anne shares her body, mind and spirit philosophy to creating your own definition of healthy balance, using practical tips and techniques for today’s woman. And learn how through self empowerment and taking control of your health, you can inspire those around you.

Understanding Family Violence is a presentation by Lorraine Hearn, Regional Co-coordinator Central West Committee Against Violence.  This presentation will take a look at the impact of violence on the family unit.

Cara Transition House will be providing a session on the services they offer and how a woman would be able to avail of these services.

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