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Systemic & Anti-Racism Organizational Change (SAROC) Program

Systemic & Anti-Racism Organizational Change (SAROC) Program

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General Information

Steering Committee  Terms of Reference

MERC Diversity Subcommittee Terms of Reference

Transformational Strategy Memorandum of Agreement

Expression of interest for vacant positions

May 6, 2013

The OPSEU members of the Systemic Change Steering Committee are accepting Expressions of Interest for two vacant union positions on the Systemic Change Steering Committee. One position will be filled by an OPSEU Community Corrections Member and one by an OPSEU Institutional Correctional Member. These positions are for Correctional Services Division Members only.

Two (2) Vacant Steering Committee Member Positions:


The candidate should possess a keen interest and demonstrated commitment to Human Rights, Equity and Diversity issues from a labour/trade union perspective and be familiar with the Systemic Change Program, with a particular knowledge on gender issues within MCSCS, Correctional Services Division.

Membership on this committee will require a significant commitment of time from the appointed candidate. Typical responsibilities include attending Steering Committee meetings six times a year, subcommittee assignments and document reviews (policy, legislation, initiative proposals).

Interested individuals should complete the attached application form and e-mail it to Margaret Smoke at prior to the deadline date of May 31, 2013 by 4 p.m. The selection panel will evaluate/select candidates for interviews based on your Expression of Interest Application.

Expression of Interest Application Form

SAROC program Memorandum of Agreement

May 16, 2011

OPSEU has negotiated a Memorandum of Agreement with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Correctional Services Division, for the establishment of a Diversity Sub-Committee, which will be a sub-committee of the Corrections MERC. In the coming weeks, we will be identifying the members for this committee.

As part of a Transformational Strategy, it was also agreed that each worksite will establish “Local Diversity Working Groups” (LDWG). Once the members have been identified for the Diversity Sub-Committee, they will proceed with developing the selection process and recruitment for the LDWGs.

Secondly, we have also negotiated new Terms of Reference for SAROCC. To ensure compliance with the O’Brien GSB Order, it is agreed to revert back to its original name, “Systemic Change”, and complete the orders still outstanding.

Please see the attached joint communication from OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas and Correctional Services Deputy Minister Jay Hope. You will also find attached the MOAs for the Transformational Strategy, Terms of Reference for the Systemic Change Steering Committee and Terms of Reference for the MERC Diversity Subcommittee and Local Diversity Working Groups.

Joint Communication – OPSEU and MCSCS
Memorandums of Agreement

SAROC Minutes

(2010 to present)


April 25, 2012
March 6, 2012


September 14, 2011
April 14, 2011
February 10, 2011


December 2, 2010
October 20, 2010
September 22, 2010
May 26, 2010
March 24, 2010
February 24, 2010