CanROC Summit 2020

CanROC Summit 2020

Class against Class
from Coast to Coast

Online Workshops, July 10-13

To sign up please chose from the schedule below which workshops you want to attend, and complete the workshop registration form here by Monday, July 6. If you have any problems opening either the workshop schedule or the registration form, or you have questions about the 2020 CanROC Summit Online, please get in touch!


Friday, July 10
Introduction to CanROC 7PM EST
A summary of the history, structure, and work of the Canadian Regional Organizing Committee (CanROC). It will finish with a guided discussion about CanROC and its future in IWW Canada.

Saturday, July 11
Health & Safety Awareness or 3 Rights of Workers 3PM EST
An overview of the three health & safety rights of workers in Canada: The Right to Know, The Right to Participate and the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work.

How to be an External Campaign Organizer 6PM EST
This workshop will discuss the important role that external organizers play in workplace organizing campaigns and is ideal for anyone who has ever been interested to support an organizing campaign

Film Screening 9PM EST
There’s Something in the Water

Sunday, July 12
The Canadian Labour Relations System: Obstacles and Opportunities 3PM EST
A facilitated discussion about wobbly unionization efforts between 2010 – 2020, and the ways in which our experience has been impacted by the Canadian labour relations system, as well as what that experience teaches us about the obstacles and opportunities created by
the Canadian system.

Branch Organizing during COVID-19 6PM EST
This two-part workshop will begin with a discussion of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on organizing for CanROC branches up to now. It will then switch to ideas for organizing in the context of COVID-19 as a new reality in many workplaces for the
foreseeable future.

Monday, July 13
The Organizing Department Explained 4PM EST
This presentation will explain what the organizing department is, what it does, how it does it, and how members of the union can use it to maximum effect.

Setting Up Digital Infrastructure 7PM EST
Hear about the adventures of Ottawa GMB in their journey to construct technical infrastructure that works for them, and how their Technical Committee has expanded the digital capabilities of the branch and what they learned along the way.