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November 19 - 20, 2020



Solidarity with Indigenous Workers, Ally Skills for Stewards,
Representing Gender & Sexually Diverse Members, Literacy Awareness

SLS - Solidarity with Indigenous workers
Nov 19, 2020 (9:00am-12:00pm) (24 spaces available)

Learn about Canada’s history of colonialism, engage in some myth-busting, and explore ways you can build solidarity with Indigenous workers and support reconciliation in the workplace.

SLS - Ally skills for stewards
Nov 19, 2020 (1:00pm-4:00pm) (24 spaces available)

Effective stewards are champions for human rights and equality. Explore what it means to be an ally, and ways that stewards can step up as allies in the workplace and the union.

SLS - Literacy awareness
Nov 20, 2020 (9:00am-12:00pm) (24 spaces available)

Literacy affects all of us at work. Learning new computer programs, understanding collective agreements, completing forms, or writing reports can all pose barriers for our members. Learn about how stewards can increase literacy awareness, and help make the union inclusive and accessible to members.

SLS - Representing gender and sexually diverse members
Nov 20, 2020 (9:00am-12:00pm) (24 spaces available)

Homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia play out in our workplaces, locals, and communities. Learn how to challenge these kinds of discrimination, and respectfully represent gender and sexually diverse members in your workplace.

CUPE Local 905
165 Pony Drive
Newmarket, Ontario


Please note: workshops may not be facilitated in the order listed.

There is no fee for CUPE Local 905 members. For all other locals, the cost is $20. Please make cheques payable to CUPE Local 905 and forward to:

CUPE Local 905
165 Pony Drive
Newmarket, ON L3Y 7B5

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:

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.

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