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How to use CUPE’s workshop calendar

Our online workshop calendar has several features that you can use to make sure that you’re finding workshops that are useful for you.

1. Search by province
Some links to this calendar already sort the workshops by province. (If this is the case, you’ll see the province name in the page title.) Otherwise, you can narrow down using the choices on the left-hand side of the page to only show workshops in a specific province.

2. Search by workshop name
To search for a specific workshop name, enter key words from the workshop name in the search box on the left-hand side of the page.

3. Search by city
To find workshops offered in a specific city, scroll down on the left-hand side, and choose the city you want to search for.

4. Search by date
Find workshops offered in a specific month by choosing that month.

These search options combine together – as you add new search filters, it will also keep the ones you were already using, so that for example you can search for Bargaining workshops in Toronto in May. Filters that are currently being used will show up on the left-hand side of the page. To stop narrowing down your search, click the “x” link beside a filter in use to remove it.

If you are looking for a list of all workshops offered by CUPE, please visit our workshop catalog.

September 19 - 21, 2019 | Mundy Park Field House, Coquitlam, British Columbia | English
It’s never too early to start planning for your retirement. Learn about government and workplace pensions and leave with some good tools to help you prepare financially and psychologically.

NOTE: This workshop does not provide specific or personal financial advice.

MPP will cover Approaching Retirement which is interactive with plenty of time for discussion and a chance to ask questions.

You will cover the following:

Choosing your best pension option
Life stages around retirement
Retirement Checklist
Retirement application process
Income and expense worksheets
Implications of returning to work
Each participant will receive a handbook to take home.

Please bring a calculator

September 20 - 21, 2019 | CUPE Prince Albert Area Office, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan | English
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: See more Stewarding courses under the Steward Learning Series.
September 20 - 21, 2019 | CUPE Calgary Office, Calgary, Alberta | English
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.
September 20 - 21, 2019 | ACTS Church, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan | English
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: See more Stewarding courses under the Steward Learning Series.
September 20 - 21, 2019 | Local 1946, Guelph, Ontario | English
Member to Member Conflict, Understanding Mental Health, Psychologically Safe Workplaces
September 20 - 21, 2019 | Local 966, Mississauga, Ontario | English
Creating Accommodation Friendly Workplaces, Basics of Incident Investigation & Making Committees Work
September 21 - 22, 2019 | CUPE Sydney Area office, Sydney, Nova Scotia | English
These series of workshops are designed to provide health and safety basics and develop core skills, support participants to think about the different ways health and safety connects to human rights in our union and our community, and to deal with specific workplace hazards and methods for removing them from the workplace.

September 21 - 22, 2019 | CUPE Peel Area Office, Mississauga, Ontario | English
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.
September 23 - 24, 2019 | Nkwala School, Penticton, British Columbia | English
Bullying hurts everyone. As union members, we have a role to play in combating workplace bullying.
Come and talk about:
• what bullying is;
• how bullying hurts everyone;
• how not to be a bystander;
• how the union can make a difference.
September 24 - 25, 2019 | Columbia Shuswap Regional District, Salmon Arm, British Columbia | English
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.
Sep 24, 2019 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
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.

This workshop should be taken before the HS Series Workshop: Recommendations and Notetaking.
Sep 25, 2019 | Highland Shores Children's Aid Society, Bellevelle, Ontario | English
Stewards need to work with health and safety activists to ensure the workplace is healthy and safe for members. Learn about health and safety rights, and how stewards can support this important area of union work.

September 25 - 26, 2019 | Local 70, Lethbridge, Alberta | English
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: See more Stewarding courses under the Steward Learning Series.
September 25 - 26, 2019 | CUPE Cornwall Area Office, Cornwall, Ontario | English | $20
Pensions are our deferred wages. That’s what makes them a union issue – whether you’re trying to get a workplace pension for your members or are trying to protect the one you have.
In this workshop, you’ll learn about:
• Government pensions – the Canada Pension Plan, the Old Age Security Program and the Guaranteed Income Supplement;
• The different kinds of workplace plans and why some are better than others;
• The attacks on workers’ pensions – and how we can fight back as union members.
September 25 - October 1, 2019 | Keelemount Daycare Center, Toronto, Ontario | English
Bullying hurts everyone. As union members, we have a role to play in combating workplace bullying.
Come and talk about:
• what bullying is;
• how bullying hurts everyone;
• how not to be a bystander;
• how the union can make a difference.
Sep 25, 2019 | CUPE New Glasgow Area office, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia | English
There is an important election coming up! The outcome of every election will have an impact on workers, public services and equality rights.
Learn more about how elections work, explore current issues and how to get involved...a little or a lot!
We can make a difference!
September 26 - 27, 2019 | CUPE Kelowna Area Office, Kelowna, British Columbia | English
- Ally Skills for Stewards
- Grievance Handling
September 26 - 28, 2019 | Maritime Labour Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia | English
It’s never too early to start planning for your retirement. Learn about government and workplace pensions and leave with some good tools to help you prepare financially and psychologically.

NOTE: This workshop does not provide specific or personal financial advice.

MPP will cover Approaching Retirement which is interactive with plenty of time for discussion and a chance to ask questions.

You will cover the following:

Choosing your best pension option
Life stages around retirement
Retirement Checklist
Retirement application process
Income and expense worksheets
Implications of returning to work
Each participant will receive a handbook to take home.

Please bring a calculator

September 26 - 27, 2019 | Union Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba | English | $20
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: See more Stewarding courses under the Steward Learning Series.
September 27 - 28, 2019 | CUPE Local 801 Office, Gibsons, British Columbia | English
- Introduction to Stewarding
- Creating Harassment Free Workplaces
September 27 - 28, 2019 | CUPE Local 37 Office, Calgary, Alberta | English
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: See more Stewarding courses under the Steward Learning Series.

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