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February 1 - 3, 2023

Please note that the Financial Essentials and Financial Officers workshops will be held at the CUPE Sault Ste Marie Area Office 606-421 Bay Street
The Introduction to Stewarding workshop Feb1-2 will be held at the Holiday Inn 320 Bay Street
All other workshops will be held at the Delta Waterfront 208 St. Mary's River Drive P6A 5V4




LET - Financial Essentials
Feb 1, 2023 (9:00am-4:00pm (Eastern))

This workshop is for all members in an elected position within the local union. Whether you are a trustee or a member of the executive, learning about the basics of the local union’s finances is a priority. In this workshop, you will learn about your duties regarding the finances of the union, budgeting and how to be transparent and accountable to members. 

LET - Financial Officers
Feb 2, 2023 (9:00am-4:00pm (Eastern))

Once secretary-treasurers and trustees complete the Financial Essentials 1-day workshop, they will spend Day 2 learning about bookkeeping and auditing. Treasurers will learn how to use the CUPE electronic ledger, manage the local union's funds and accounts, and prepare reports to the membership and the trustees. Trustees will learn how to properly perform an audit of the local union's books, accounts, properties, and assets. At the end of this workshop, Trustees will be able to make recommendations to the local union to improve the local union's financial health. LAPTOP REQUIRED-if possible.

LET - Parliamentary Procedure
Feb 1, 2023 (9:00am-5:00pm (Eastern))

This workshop is about following rules of order when chairing union meetings. Learn about the role of the chair and the different elements (motions, amendments, points of order, etc.). Get a chance to put the learning into practice. NOTE: Please bring a copy of your local bylaws to the workshop. Removed from all LET workshops as a material and from the packing list due to being out of date. We anticipate an updated flyer to upload in 2023 / JG 2022-10-14

LET - Leadership Essentials
Feb 2, 2023 (9:00am-5:00pm (Eastern))

Who am I as a leader? Who are we as a local union? How do we fit into the broader movement? Learn how to use the power of your elected position to build power and strengthen solidarity in the union, in the labour movement and in our communities.

LET - Conflict-Ready Executives
Feb 3, 2023 (9:00am-12:00pm (Eastern))

In this workshop, participants will explore: - The value of conflict for effective groups - How our beliefs about conflict shape how we respond - The kinds of conflict executives struggle with - Productive ways to resolve conflict on an executive

LET - Leading as a Team
Feb 3, 2023 (1:00pm-4:00pm (Eastern))

In this workshop, executive teams explore power and responsibility that comes with it, how we work in teams and how to balance our leadership styles to engage the membership and work effectively across diversity.

Duty to Accommodate
Feb 1, 2023 (9:00am-4:00pm (Eastern))
Feb 2, 2023 (9:00am-12:00pm (Eastern))

Learn about the rights and responsibilities of both employers and unions under the Duty to Accommodate. In this workshop you will: • explore case law, key concepts and the prohibited grounds of discrimination under human rights law; • learn to make the case for accommodating workers and how to help union representatives and employers come up with appropriate accommodations for members; • Look at how we can break down stereotypes and stigma to support the accommodation process for those who need it.

HS - Identifying and Documenting Hazards
Feb 2, 2023 (1:00pm-4:00pm (Eastern))

In this module, you will learn techniques for identifying hazards, such as body maps, surveys and inspections. You will also develop a methodology for dealing with the hazards you find. NOTE: Please bring your binder and Health and Safety Committee Resource Kit.

HS - Basics of Incident Investigations
Feb 3, 2023 (9:00am-12:00pm (Eastern))

Learn how to identify root causes of workplace incidents, injuries, and diseases, common routes of entry of toxic substances, and your role in the investigation process. NOTE: Please bring your binder and Health and Safety Committee Resource Kit.

HS - Making Committees Work
Feb 3, 2023 (1:00pm-4:00pm (Eastern))

This module explores the structure, role and function of health and safety committees, their strengths and limitations, and how they can best work within the legislative framework, and within our union. NOTE: Please bring your binder and Health and Safety Committee Resource Kit.

Jan 23, 2023

Delta Waterfront Hotel
Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

There is huge demand for our online learning programs. If you need to cancel your registration, please let us know 72 hours in advance of the event, and we’ll offer your spot to someone else. To cancel, email Liane Cecchetto,, 944 Barrydowne Rd, unit 2, SUDBURY, Ontario P3A 3V3

Thanks for your interest in CUPE’s online learning and for your ongoing leadership in our union!

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

Liane Cecchetto