COPE Ontario held it's Triennial Convention the weekend of June 3rd and 4th, 2017. It was well attended by many COPE members from various locals. COPE Ontario held a New Delegates Orientation the evening before convention for first-time delegates, followed by a Hospitality Suite hosted by Locals 343 and 550.
The first day of convention started with a welcoming ceremony by Wabagoon Blooming in the Spring, followed by Keynote Speaker Fay Faraday, Social Justice Lawyer and Rosita Hall, a Motivational Speaker. COPE members also enjoyed an evening with dinner and music and a performance from comedian Martha Chaves.
On the closing day of convention, David Black, COPE National President addressed the membership and sworn in the new officers. Several elections were held for the positions on our Executive Board including the position of Director for COPE Ontario which was acclaimed by Patty Clancy.