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At our national convention last November, delegates voted to establish June 23 each year as Communities Day. This day will be an annual celebration of public services and the people who deliver them.

This year CUPE is working to lay a solid foundation for future years of celebration and advocacy. The first step is working with your municipality to proclaim June 23 as Communities Day.

We’ve developed a sample resolution - in both traditional and clear-language formats - for your local to submit to your municipal council.

The focus of this year’s Communities Day will be celebrating CUPE members and locals as community builders, profiling the vital role you play as workers – and as neighbours – in your cities and towns.

Day in and day out, CUPE members deliver the services that make our cities and towns great places to live. In addition, CUPE as a union is there for the community. Whether it’s supporting a scholarship, sponsoring a sports team or lending a hand in times of need, CUPE members and locals are at the heart of their cities and towns.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing the stories of some community builders – and will be asking you to add your story. We’ll be looking for stories from every sector and region.

Watch for details on cupe.ca, and get ready to share what your local does to make your city or town great.

In the meantime, please work with all CUPE locals in your community to put this resolution before your municipal council as soon as possible. When a Communities Day resolution is passed, be sure to let us know. Send us an email to communities@cupe.ca.


Tell us your story

Tell us what your local is planning for June 23, and let us know about CUPE community builders in your neighbourhood. Send an email to communities@cupe.ca.

Send us your photo

Take a photo of yourself in front of a billboard in your community and we’ll post it in our photo album! Send photos to communities@cupe.ca. Please tell us your name, Local number, and where the photo was taken.

We’ll post the photos on Facebook too!

Join the conversation online

Follow @cupenat on Twitter and use these hashtags: #CommunitiesDay #June23 #cdnmuni.

Follow CUPE National on Facebook and RSVP on the event page