USW International and National Women's Conference


A Call to Action - Un appel à l'actionSisters: Make plans to attend USW’s combined International/National Women’s Conference, October 14-17, 2018 in Toronto!

“Women of Steel: A Call to Action” takes place at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in downtown Toronto. The first formal conference activity – district caucuses – takes place the afternoon of Sunday, October 14, followed by an opening reception. Delegates will attend plenary sessions and workshops on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, with the conference ending at noon on Wednesday, October 17.

Workshop selection will take place at the conference, during registration. Registration begins the evening of Saturday, October 13 and continues throughout Sunday.

On-site childcare by unionized, certified early childhood educators is available; please indicate on your registration form.

Simultaneous French-English/English-French translation is provided in all plenary sessions and some workshops.

Registration fee: $250 by August 1; $275 after August 1 (Canadian dollars)

Click here to register online

Hotel bookings at the Sheraton: 1-888-627-7175 (and say you are with the 2018 United Steelworkers International Women’s Conference) or online at

Travel bookings:

WE Travel at 1-800-663-4703 (Vancouver office) or 1-800-676-7747 (Ottawa office) or at

Vision Travel at 604-273-1811 or 1-800-665-4541, or contact Colleen Burke at

Professional Travel Inc. at 1-877-499-1149 (select “4” for group meetings). Identify yourself as a participant in the USW WoS Conference and use code 2018-USW-IWC.

Join hundreds of other Women of Steel from across North America, as well as sisters from our global union family. We hope to see you there!

More Conference Information

Please note: each delegate’s home and email address should be included on the registration form because important conference information will be sent to them prior to their arrival in Toronto.