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February 18 - 19, 2023



Durham Northumberland District CUPE Council School

Health and Safety - An Introduction
Feb 18, 2023 (9:00am-4:00pm (Eastern)) (21 spaces available)
Feb 19, 2023 (9:00am-12:00pm (Eastern)) (21 spaces available)

This course serves as an introduction into the world of health and safety and explores different basic concepts such as: • Identification of hazards; • Hierarchy of controls; • The basic role of health and safety committees; • Basics on the right to refuse. NOTE: See more Health and Safety courses in the Health and Safety Learning Series.

LET - Parliamentary Procedure
Feb 18, 2023 (9:00am-4:00pm (Eastern)) (42 spaces available)
Feb 19, 2023 (9:00am-12:00pm (Eastern)) (42 spaces available)

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.

Introduction to Stewarding
Feb 18, 2023 (9:00am-4:00pm (Eastern)) (17 spaces available)
Feb 19, 2023 (9:00am-12:00pm (Eastern)) (17 spaces available)

What does a CUPE steward do? If you are a new steward and want to learn how to help CUPE members solve workplace problems, this introductory workshop is for you! In this workshop, you will learn: • investigating workplace problems; • filing a grievance; • meeting with management; • dealing with workplace complaints. NOTE: Please bring a copy of your collective agreement to the workshop.

SLS - Duty of fair representation
Feb 18, 2023 (9:00am-12:00pm (Eastern))

Learn about where stewards get their authority in the workplace, the duty of fair representation, and other labour laws that cover the workplace. NOTE: Please bring your Steward Handbook to the workshop.

SLS - Notetaking
Feb 18, 2023 (1:00pm-4:00pm (Eastern))

Why do I have to take notes? What kind of notes should I take? Are my notes private? Learn answers to important questions like these, and practice notetaking.

SLS - Understanding mental health
Feb 19, 2023 (9:00am-12:00pm (Eastern))

Explore the steward’s role in supporting and representing members dealing with mental health issues. Learn how to challenge stigma, and how to approach a conversation with a member about a possible mental health issue.

Durham College Skills Training Centre - Whitby Campus
1610 Champlain Avenue
Whitby, Ontario

Affiliate: $100
Non-affiliate: $100

Your registration is not final until payment is received. Please make cheques payable to: Durham Northumberland CUPE District Council

Mail payment to:
Durham Northumberland CUPE District Council
438 King St. West
PO Box 30630
Oshawa, On
L1J 8L8

If you need to cancel your registration, please contact Collette Calvelli at

Thanks for your interest in CUPE’s learning program 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

Collette Calvelli