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24th Canadian Legislative Conference ​


Dear IAFF Leader,

When Canada’s new federal government was elected 16 months ago, it was elected on a wave of commitments to act on two issues that are extremely important to us as professional fire fighters – a Public Safety Officer Compensation (PSOC) benefit and a national strategy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The Liberals’ election signalled a new era for public safety and a new era of respect for working Canadians. And since the election, the IAFF has worked closely with the federal government as a key stakeholder to help move these issues forward. We’re excited to see such progress on these important issues, but they’re not done yet.

At the same time, we are still waiting for action on another key issue – the need to recognize fire fighter safety as a core objective in the National Building Code. In addition, we are tracking other emerging issues that affect fire fighter and public safety.

The 24th Canadian Legislative Conference in Ottawa is our opportunity to thank Liberal MPs for the work they have done on our Canadian legislative agenda and to remind MPs from all parties that there’s still work to be done and other issues on our legislative agenda that need attention.

I hope you will ensure your local is represented at the 24th Canadian Legislative Conference. I look forward to seeing you there.

Harold A. Schaitberger​
General President

General Info and Agenda

IAFF 24th Canadian Legislative Conference
April 10-12, 2017
Delta Hotels by Marriott – Ottawa City Centre 

(Please note: Exact times may be subject to change. A final agenda will be available at the time of the conference).​

Conference Fee and Deadlines
To receive the discounted rate of $375 per person, register by April 4, 2017. Conference registration fees paid or received after April 4 are $425 per person.

Members are encouraged to register for the Conference by making a personal voluntary contribution to FIREPAC Canada. As an IAFF member, a contribution of $750 toFIREPAC Canada will enroll you in the FIREPAC Canada Chairman’s Council and it will also cover your Legislative Conference registration fee.

In addition to the Legislative Conference registration, Chairman’s Council members will receive a lapel pin and a leather garment bag. With a $500 contribution, you will join theFIREPAC Canada Leadership Trust and with a $375 contribution prior to April 4, you will join the FIREPAC Canada Founders’ Circle. A contribution at either level will cover your Legislative Conference registration and you will also receive a lapel pin. ​

Conference Materials
All conference registrants will receive the IAFF Legislative Issues Briefing Book and other materials at the conference. In the meantime, our 2017 legislative issues will be available to review on the IAFF Canada website once finalized.

The IAFF will send the same issues book to all MPs and senators prior to the conference so that they will be aware of our issues. Registrants will receive a package of Legislative Conference materials upon arrival.

Parliament Hill Appointments 
All Conference delegates should schedule appointments with their MPs and senators well in advance of coming to Ottawa. The IAFF recommends that you schedule your appointments as soon as possible.

Call your Ottawa offices directly to book your appointment. Click here to look up your MP’s Ottawa contact information. Click here for contact information for senators.

Once your appointments have been made, please contact the IAFF Canadian Office at (613) 567-8988 or [email protected] with your appointment times.​


Saturday, April 8 (Pre-conference)
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Meeting of Canadian DVPs & Provincial Presidents
Sunday, April 9 
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Meeting of Canadian DVPs & Provincial Presidents
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.Registration
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.Introductory Session for New Delegates
Monday, April 10 
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.Registration
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Legislative Conference Session
Tuesday, April 11 
All dayMeet with MPs and Senators on Parliament Hill
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.Parliamentary Reception
Wednesday, April 12
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.Legislative Conference Session