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Mar 17, 2020



We are offering three different workshops.

Let's be the change we want to see in our province!
Hear from the AFL about their active campaigns to defend worker's rights, then build skills to get involved in the fight!
Your options:

1. Lobbying: Explore the issues facing Albertans that are most important to you, and learn how to influence politicians to get the solutions we want to see!

2. Member engagement: If you build it they will come? Learn to plan an effective mobilization and strategize to get your members participating.

3. Learning About First Peoples

Join us for this special opportunity to spend a day learning about and from the First Peoples of this land.

The day will begin with a workshop where you will:

• learn about Canada and Alberta’s history of colonialism;
• engage in some myth-busting;
• explore ways to build solidarity with Indigenous workers; and
• find ways to be an ally to support reconciliation in the workplace and in our union.

In the afternoon, you will deepen your understanding of First Peoples and their traditions by:

• opening the circle to the stories and teachings of Elder Julia McDougall;
• learning about the land we are gathering on;
• receiving the teachings of the medicine bag; and
• crafting medicine bags for the Aboriginal Council.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for Indigenous members in CUPE.

Mar 1, 2020

Radisson Hotel & Suites
435 Gregoire Drive
Fort McMurray, Alberta


The cost of registration for Education Day can be on the same cheque as the convention registration.

Please note that this workshop may be cancelled due to low registration or other reasons.

Send your cancellation request in writing with your local number, address and telephone number by the registration deadline to: Patty Kinahan,, #300, 10235 – 124 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1P9

In response to the health concerns of our members and staff, CUPE has implemented a Scent-Free Policy at all of our workshops. Scented products such as hair spray, perfume and deodorant can trigger reactions such as respiratory distress and headaches. Facilitators and participants are asked to refrain from using scented products while attending our workshops and meetings. Thank you for your cooperation.

Patty Kinahan

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