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Please note we are not offering face-to-face workshops for the time being. You are welcome to register for any online workshop, in any province, unless otherwise indicated.

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.

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.

1. 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.

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

3. Search by province

You are free to register for online workshops in other provinces - just remember to be mindful of time zone changes.

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.

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

Sep 28, 2022 | Online, Online, 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: This is Part 2 of Introduction to Stewarding. Part 1 is a pre-requisite to this course.
Sep 28, 2022 | Online via Zoom, Online, Manitoba | 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.
Sep 29, 2022 | Online via Zoom, Online, Manitoba | 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.
October 3 - 4, 2022 | Coast Capri Hotel, Kelowna, British Columbia | English
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.
Oct 6, 2022 | Online, Online, 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.
Oct 6, 2022 | Online, Online, 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.
Oct 7, 2022 | Online, Online, Ontario | English
This online workshop will help newly-elected treasurers learn about the basics of the local union’s finances. You will learn about your duties regarding the finances of the union, keeping the books, and how to be transparent and accountable to members. 
Oct 11, 2022 | Online, 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.
Oct 11, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English
To be effective, a strike needs to be well organized. This online workshop covers the basics of a well-run strike: administration, finance / strike pay, communications and picketing coordination.

NOTE: This workshop is for a local Strike Committee.
October 12 - 13, 2022 | Delta Hotels Kamloops, Kamloops, British Columbia | English | $25
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.
Oct 12, 2022 | Online, Online, 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.
Oct 17, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English
In this online workshop, locals will learn to assess how well their members are engaged. The session covers building power by mobilizing members to build solidarity and support for the bargaining committee.

NOTE: This workshop is for the Mobilization Committee.

Participants need:
- Pens/markers and paper.
- Membership list

Oct 17, 2022 | Online via Zoom, Online, Manitoba | 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.
Oct 18, 2022 | Online via Zoom, Online, Manitoba | English
In this online workshop, locals will learn to assess how well their members are engaged. The session covers building power by mobilizing members to build solidarity and support for the bargaining committee.

NOTE: This workshop is for the Mobilization Committee.

Participants need:
- Pens/markers and paper.
- Membership list

Oct 19, 2022 | Online, Online, Ontario | English
This 2-part online workshop serves as an introduction into the world of health and safety and explores different basic concepts such as the:
• identification of hazards;
• hierarchy of controls;
• basic role of health and safety committees;
• basics on the right to refuse.

NOTE: Completion of Part One is required to attend this workshop. Once both parts are complete, you will have fulfilled the pre-requisite to register for all other workshops in the Health and Safety Learning Series.
October 19 - 20, 2022 | CUPE BC Regional Office, 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 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.
Oct 26, 2022 | Online, Online, 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: This is Part 2 of Introduction to Stewarding. Part 1 is a pre-requisite to this course.
October 30 - November 4, 2022 | Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Nanaimo, British Columbia | English | $1900
On behalf of CUPE Union Education and CUPE BC, thank you for registering to be a part of our FALL 2022 Weeklong School in Nanaimo, BC from Oct 30 to Nov 04.

Hotel check-in and School Registration will open / start at 3:00 pm on Sunday, Oct 30th.
Workshops will run from Mon - Thu 9:00 am to 4:30 pm with breaks during the day and Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Accommodation will be at Coast Bastion Hotel, 11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 6E4.

Workshops will be at Vancouver Island Conference Centre, 101 Gordon Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5J8.

CUPE National has a vaccine policy in place and you can read it here: (Click link below)
cupe.ca/covid-vaccine-policy-and-return-work-office

The policy applied to CUPE National organized events, including Union Education workshops and National meetings and conferences.

CUPE Education is committed to hosting an event where all CUPE members and staff are safe and able to fully participate. It is our expectation that attendees at [school] will be fully vaccinated.

Depending on the state of the of pandemic at the time of our weeklong school, we may require attendees to confirm their vaccination status, rapid test, and mask.

In registering for this event; it is understood that you agree to comply with the protocols we establish to prevent the spread of COVID.



Nov 2, 2022 | Online, Online, Ontario | English
This 2-part online workshop serves as an introduction into the world of health and safety and explores different basic concepts such as the:
• identification of hazards;
• hierarchy of controls;
• basic role of health and safety committees;
• basics on the right to refuse.

NOTE: Completion of this workshop is required to register for Part Two.

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