CALL 2015 Conference - June 11 - 14, 2015

Human Rights, the Charter and Unions – Past Struggles and New Frontiers

The 2015 CALL/ACAMS Annual Conference will once again present a comprehensive, critical and timely review of legal issues of significance to all those who represent, and provide legal counsel to, trade unions. The Conference will feature many of the country’s leading labour lawyers and academics, including practitioners who have argued the cases we will be discussing. We will have a mixture of plenaries and workshops, with simultaneous interpretation in both French and English for all sessions.

2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the enactment of the equality provisions of the Charter, and just over 30 years since the Report on Employment Equity by Justice Rosalie Abella. As well, the Canadian Museum of Human Rights has recently opened in Winnipeg, our host city in 2015. The Theme for the 2015 Conference will be Human Rights, the Charter and Unions – Past Struggles and New Frontiers.

Our topics will include:

  • Constitutional Update – the new “Trilogy”
  • Rights of the Transgender Worker 
  • Labour Rights are Human Rights – hosted by the International Labour Relations Committee
  • Pay Equity Update
  • Individual Claimants and Trade Unions– Workers Compensation, Health and Safety, Human Rights, Employment Standards
  • 10 Minute Labour Lawyer - Case Law and Legislative Review
  • Dispatches from the Ivory Tower – Recent Developments in Academic Labour Law
  • Effective Use of Expert Witnesses in Labour and Human Rights Proceedings
  • How to Stage an Intervention – in Court or before a Tribunal
  • TWO Professionalism and Ethics Workshops [3 hours total] - for Continuing Legal Education Purposes (Accreditation approval pending) 


The conference runs from June 11th - 14th, 2015. Join us at Winnipeg’s historic and haunted Hotel Fort Garry with late-day registration and a reception on the evening of Thursday, June 11, 2015.

Conference sessions run all day Friday, Saturday, and adjourn promptly at noon on Sunday.