What Rise Up! Is About

We are making change and building a stronger labour movement that recognizes the struggles of all people facing inequality in the workplace and society. The Rise Up! conference is an opportunity for union activists to come together and explore equality and fairness for all.

We can empower each other by acknowledging our struggles, celebrating our gains, and sharing our stories. As human rights activists, we celebrate diversity and use our collective power to create real change for all Canadians.

Share your story. Be the change. Live the change.


October 20, 2016 at 3:00pm


October 23, 2016 at 12:00pm


Unceded Algonquin Anishinabek territory
Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa ON K1N 9J2

Registration Fee: $350

The CLC is also pleased to offer a special rebate of $75 for delegates registering for both Rise Up! and Young Workers’ Summit.

Who Should Attend?

We are calling on all of our members who have a passion for human rights, improving the lives of all Canadians and the future of the labour movement.  Rise Up! welcomes CLC affiliate members who identify with one or more of our equity groups: Aboriginal workers, workers of colour, workers with disabilities, LGBTQ workers, women, and young workers. We ask that unions prioritize equity-seeking members to attend this conference; however, allies are welcome.

Let’s come together and build an inclusive movement.

Register early. Space will be limited and registration will close as soon as we reach the maximum number of paid delegates.