November 14-16, 2018 in Ottawa 


The 2018 CTF National Staff Meeting (NSM) will be held November 14–16, at the​ Ottawa Marriott Hotel. In preparation for the 2019 federal election, the theme is “Mobilizing Members: Advocating for Change”. This event is intended for employees of CTF Member organizations.


Greg Jodouin, PACE Public Affairs & Community Engagement


Jill O’Reilly, Political and Community Organizer 


Confirmed Presenters:

  • Dave Bleakney, Canadian Union of Postal Workers
  • Dr. Christine Boyko-Head, Mohawk College, and Glenys McQueen-Fuentes
  • Dr. Rachel Brickner, Acadia University
  • Dr. Sherri Brown, CTF
  • Sonia Ellis-Seguin and Alice Te, ETFO 
  • Chad Gallant, PEITF​
  • Ian Hanna, STF
  • Ian Krips, STF
  • Pierre Laliberté, Canada Employment Insurance Commission​
  • Lisa Mastrobuono, ETFO
  • Kimberley McKay, NBTA
  • Julie Montpetit, QPAT
  • Bruno Muzzi, OECTA
  • Belinda Russo, OECTA
  • Rémi Sabourin and Maureen Davis, AEFO 
  • Eric Sagenes, MTS  ​
  • Randy Schmaltz, STF​
  • Miriam Sheppard, NLTA​
  • Brynne Sinclair-Waters, Fight for $15 & Fairness​
  • James Taylor, ETFO

Program at a glance

Wednesday, November 14


    18:00–18:30 Registration
    19:00–20:15 Opening plenary 
    20:30–21:30 Reception



Thursday, November 15 
    8:30–10:00 Opening panel: From Research to Action: Advocacy Tools for Change 
    10:30–12:00 Workshops 
    12:00–16:30 Lunch and Departmental Sessions 


      • Economic and Member Services
      • Communications and Government Relations
      • Professional Issues / Professional Development
      • Human Resources
      • Web and Graphic Design



    16:30–17:30 Summit Social 



Friday, November 16 
    8:30–10:00 Idea Market
    1​0:15–11:45 Workshops 
    11:45–13:30 Lunch and closing plenary


If you have any questions about this event, please contact 
Susan Dallin O’Grady at [email protected]