CUPE National ConventionToday CUPE’s National Executive Board met and discussed our upcoming National Convention, and the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.

While we had hoped to hold an in-person Convention in Vancouver this November, it has become clear that it is unlikely that we will be able to safely convene such a large in-person event this November. That’s why the National Executive Board adopted a motion today to hold our National Convention virtually, on the same dates of November 22-26, 2021.

While the situation with COVID-19 had shown signs of improvement earlier this summer, the case numbers are now going in the wrong direction, and many provinces have had to reimpose public health restrictions.

We recognize some of you may be disappointed with this decision, but we have always placed a priority on the health and safety of our members and staff.

As we shift our convention planning to focus on a virtual event, further details on the convention agenda and registration for the online platform will follow in the coming weeks.