How can I become a delegate?
The deadline to apply to become a delegate was July 16, 2015.
How many delegates do you accept?
We accept approximately 500 delegates made up of membership fairly distributed across our seven regions and representing one delegate per unit. Applications are vetted by a neutral third party to ensure the necessary criteria is met.
What is the time commitment? Will I have any free time?
Convention runs from Sunday, November 15 until Wednesday, November 18. It is mandatory that delegates attend all four days. That being said, you will be at the site of one the world’s greatest tourist attractions, and will have a small amount of free time to admire the splendour of Niagara Falls.
At what hotel is the convention taking place?
Hilton Hotel and Suites-Niagara Falls
Is there a cost to attend?
No. If you are chosen as a delegate, the following will be provided to you free of charge:
Transportation to and from the convention venue will be provided by coach for all convention participants. Convention orientation will begin on the bus. Convention participants are responsible for making their own way, at their own expense, to a designated regional pick-up/drop-off location. (Flights will be provided to convention participants requiring air transportation to Toronto’s Pearson Airport pick-up location.) Any convention participants who choose to make their own travel arrangements to and from the convention venue must do so at their own expense.
All convention participants will share a double room with an assigned roommate. Any convention participants with special requirements (medical conditions, smoking, etc.) must inform SEIU Healthcare immediately after accepting our offer to become a delegate.
All meals will be provided for the duration of the convention as well as during the coach journey to and from the convention. Any convention participants with special requirements (due to food allergies, religious observances, etc.) must inform SEIU Healthcare immediately after accepting our offer to become a delegate.
Delegates will not lose their regularly scheduled wages for the full duration of the convention.
What is the dress code?
Can I bring a spouse/friend to share my room?
No. This is a working conference and you will be assigned to share a room with another member.