USFA Conference Fund: Invitation to apply

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 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

Meeting the Challenges of Openness, Accountability, and Democracy

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