USFA members are invited to submit an application to the Executive Committee for reimbursement of attendance at a conference/workshop/meeting related to the USFA including, but not limited to, labour relations, academic freedom, employment equity, and workplace health and safety.
In the Spring of 2016, the USFA Executive Committee replaced the USFA Policy for Association Spending on Conferences with the USFA Conference/Workshop/Meeting Attendance Policy.
The purpose of the new policy is to ensure that annual budget allocations are made to support training and development that assists Executive Committee members, FARs, members of USFA committees, and USFA representatives to fulfill their duties and responsibilities, and to support the USFA’s active participation regionally and nationally in organizations important to its work.
Criteria for approval of requests includes:
- Relevance to the mandate and activities of the USFA
- The anticipated cost to the USFA of the request for reimbursement given the budget allocation for these activities and the actual and anticipated expenditures on these activities
- Equity among members requesting USFA reimbursement
- Capacity-building and succession planning
- The applicant’s participation in USFA activities
Successful applicants are required to submit a written report within 30 days of their return.
Submit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org referencing “Conference Fund Application” in the subject line.
Some upcoming eligible events:
Regina & District Labour Council Equity and Human Rights Conference
February 4, 2017
Saskatoon & District Labour Council Annual General Meeting
February 10 – 11, 2017
CAUT Equity Conference
February 24 – February 25, 2017
Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC Governance in the 21st Century
March 3 – 4, 2017
Sask. Federation of Labour/Canadian Labour Congress 2017 Annual Spring School
April 3 – April 7, 2017
Canadian Labour Congress 28th Constitutional Convention
May 8 – 12, 2017