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Please note we are not offering face-to-face workshops for the time being.

CUPE Union Education is now offering online education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our online workshops are held on Zoom and are available to CUPE members from coast to coast to coast. Current topics include anti-racism, bargaining, stewarding and financial officer orientations, with more on the way. Check in regularly to see what’s new!

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.

Mar 9, 2021 | Zoom, Edmonton, Alberta | English
This course provides a general overview of the legislation changes brought in by Bill 32. You will learn more about CUPE’s strategy in resisting this legislation and how to ensure your local is prepared.

This is only for Alberta Locals.
Mar 9, 2021 | ONLINE, Burnaby, British Columbia | 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 online workshop is for you!

Note: After you have completed this course, remember to sign up for Part 2 to get the Intro to Stewarding stamp in your passport. You will need this to take any of the courses in the Steward Learning Series.
Mar 9, 2021 | Zoom Call, Toronto, Ontario | English
This online workshop will help new trustees understand their role and responsibilities. You will leave the workshop with a better understanding of union finances, financial controls, and financial terms as well as the basics of the trustees' audit.
Mar 9, 2021 | Zoom Call, Toronto, Ontario | English
In this online workshop, you will learn about:
• the bargaining process;
• the legal framework for bargaining;
• what to expect on the first day of bargaining;
• bargaining table basics;
• consensus decision-making; and
• staying strategic.

NOTE: This workshop is intended for members of a Bargaining Committee.
Mar 10, 2021 | Virtual - Atlantic, online, Nova Scotia | 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 online workshop is for you!

Note: This is Part 2 of Introduction to Stewarding. Part 1 is a pre-requisite to this course.
Mar 11, 2021 | Online via Zoom, Fredericton, New Brunswick | 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.

NOTE: Please bring a copy of your local bylaws to the workshop.
Mar 11, 2021 | ONLINE, Burnaby, British Columbia | 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 online workshop is for you!

Note: This is Part 2 of Introduction to Stewarding. Part 1 is a pre-requisite to this course.
Mar 11, 2021 | Zoom, Edmonton, Alberta | English
In this workshop, participants will learn what workplace mapping is and why we do it, different kinds of maps, what information to collect, and how to identify organic leaders.

This workshop is only for Alberta Locals.
Mar 11, 2021 | ONLINE, Burnaby, British Columbia | English
In this online workshop, you will learn about:
• the bargaining process;
• the legal framework for bargaining;
• what to expect on the first day of bargaining;
• bargaining table basics;
• consensus decision-making; and
• staying strategic.

NOTE: This workshop is intended for members of a Bargaining Committee.
Mar 16, 2021 | Online, 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 online workshop is for you!

Note: After you have completed this course, remember to sign up for Part 2 to get the Intro to Stewarding stamp in your passport. You will need this to take any of the courses in the Steward Learning Series.
Mar 16, 2021 | ONLINE, Burnaby, British Columbia | English
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 in this online workshop.
Mar 17, 2021 | Zoom Call, Toronto, Ontario | 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 online workshop is for you!

Note: After you have completed this course, remember to sign up for Part 2 to get the Intro to Stewarding stamp in your passport. You will need this to take any of the courses in the Steward Learning Series.
Mar 18, 2021 | Online, 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 online workshop is for you!

Note: This is Part 2 of Introduction to Stewarding. Part 1 is a pre-requisite to this course.
Mar 18, 2021 | ONLINE, Burnaby, British Columbia | English
Would our work as Health & Safety Committee members be any different now during a Pandemic than any other time? Why would communication from the H&S Committee be essential?
Join us for an online presentation on the Occupational Health & Safety implications of COVID-19 and recommended practices. It will be followed by a question-and-answer period where you can ask your burning questions and hear from our expert – Tom McKenna, BC Health & Safety Representative and Workers Compensation Appeals Advocate

This webinar is intended for Health and Safety activists. Time listed is Pacific Time.
Mar 19, 2021 | Online, Saskatchewan | English
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 in this online workshop.
Mar 19, 2021 | Online, Nova Scotia | English
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 in this online workshop.
Mar 22, 2021 | Zoom Call, Toronto, Ontario | English
This online workshop will help new trustees understand their role and responsibilities. You will leave the workshop with a better understanding of union finances, financial controls, and financial terms as well as the basics of the trustees' audit.
Mar 22, 2021 | ONLINE, Burnaby, British Columbia | English
This online workshop will help new trustees understand their role and responsibilities. You will leave the workshop with a better understanding of union finances, financial controls, and financial terms as well as the basics of the trustees' audit.
Mar 22, 2021 | Zoom Call, Ottawa, Ontario | 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.

NOTE: Please have a copy of your local bylaws to the workshop.
Mar 22, 2021 | Online via Zoom, Maritimes Education - NB, New Brunswick | 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 online workshop is for you!

Note: After you have completed this course, remember to sign up for Part 2 to get the Intro to Stewarding stamp in your passport. You will need this to take any of the courses in the Steward Learning Series.
Mar 23, 2021 | Online via Zoom, Maritimes Education - NB, New Brunswick | 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 online workshop is for you!

Note: This is Part 2 of Introduction to Stewarding. Part 1 is a pre-requisite to this course.
Mar 23, 2021 | Zoom Call, Toronto, Ontario | English
This online workshop covers what racism looks like in our society and in our union, and your role in challenging it.
Mar 24, 2021 | Zoom Call, Toronto, Ontario | 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 online workshop is for you!

Note: After you have completed this course, remember to sign up for Part 2 to get the Intro to Stewarding stamp in your passport. You will need this to take any of the courses in the Steward Learning Series.
Mar 24, 2021 | ONLINE, Burnaby, British Columbia | English
Does anyone still remember the Precautionary Principle? How can we use it in times of a Pandemic?
Join us for an online presentation on the Occupational Health & Safety implications of COVID-19 and recommended practices. It will be followed by a question-and-answer period where you can ask your burning questions and hear from our expert – Tom McKenna, BC Health & Safety Representative and Workers Compensation Appeals Advocate

This webinar is intended for Health and Safety activists. Time listed is Pacific Time.

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