Some more ONDYcon info

ONDYCON IS COMING SOON!

ONDYCON will take place on the weekend of September 20-21, 2014. The location will be confirmed soon, so keep an eye out!

Remember, to vote and/or run for a position at ONDYCON you must be a member in good standing, which means you must be a member of the NDP at least 30 days in advance of the convention and be under the age of 26. If you have questions about the status of your membership, please contact the Ontario NDP’s Provincial Office.

Here are some things to keep you and your club busy in the meantime:

Policy Resolution Submission
Policy Resolutions are now being accepted for consideration at ONDYCON 2014. Please email sponsored policies for consideration to ondy@on.ndp.ca. Policy resolutions may be sponsored in three ways:

  1. Resolutions may be sponsored by the ONDY Executive
  2. Resolutions may be sponsored by a ratified ONDY Club
  3. Resolutions may be sponsored by a minimum of five (5) ONDY members in good standing.

Policies and constitutional amendments will be accepted by the ONDY Executive up until 11:59pm on Friday, September 12, and will be prioritized by delegates during ONDYCON itself. All submitted policies will be shared with registered delegates in advance of the Convention, and will be revealed first to youth delegates at September’s Provincial Council during the ONDY’s Equity Caucus meeting.

Policies must include the following components to be accepted:

  1. Title
  2. Sponsor(s)
  3. Whereas clause(s)
  4. Be It Resolved clause(s)

Policies must be free of spelling and grammatical errors. The ONDY Executive will strive to send back policies that do not meet these criteria for revision before the deadline.

Totally Jack Award nominations are open!
Email your nomination to ondy@on.ndp.ca on or before September 12, 2014. Include your name, age, contact information, and ONDY club or riding. Also include the name, age, and contact information for the person you’re nominating, as well as a description of all the reasons that they are a young person committed to community engagement, social justice, and progressive politics. Nominees must be a resident of Ontario, must be under 26 years of age.

Ontario NDP Convention
The Ontario NDP’s 2014 Convention will be held November 14-16 in Toronto! Each recognized youth club is entitled to delegates on the same basis as each constituency association. Please read this information guide as soon as possible to ensure that your club submits all delegate names to the convention organizers by the September 30th deadline. If you have questions about how many delegates your club is entitled to, please email ahagstrom@on.ndp.ca.

Northern Council Convention
Northern Council is taking place September 26-28 in Sudbury! The ONDY recognizes the geographical challenges in Northern Ontario, and so youth delegates are also able to apply for a $75 travel subsidy from the ONDY to attend Northern Council. Submit scanned copies of your receipts to ondy@on.ndp.ca by October 3, 2014 with your name, mailing address, phone number, and riding. Register here.

Southwest Council Convention
Southwest Council is taking place September 27-28 in London! Register here.

Eastern Council General Meeting and Election Debrief
Eastern Council is holding a general meeting and election debrief on September 6 at Queen’s University in Kingston! Register here.

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