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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.

April 8 - 9, 2020 | CUPE Brandon Area Office, Brandon, Manitoba | English
It's never too early to start panning 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.
Apr 9, 2020 | CUPE Saskatoon Area Office, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan | English
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.
April 11 - 12, 2020 | CUPE Sydney Area office, Sydney, Nova Scotia | English
Before you start the Steward Learning series, you must complete the Introduction to Stewarding (9 hour) workshop. After that, you can start taking modules in the Steward Learning Series. All the modules are 3 hours. Please remember to bring your Stewarding handbook and Steward Learning passport.
Apr 13, 2020 | Local 5167, Hamilton, Ontario | English
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.
Apr 14, 2020 | Local 2380, Barrie, Ontario | English
Unresolved workplace conflict is stressful and weakens the union. Learn about the sources of workplace conflict and how to choose a response that fits the situation. Practice conflict communication skills that will help you resolve conflict at work and in the union.
April 14 - 19, 2020 | La Place Rendez Vous Hotel and Convention, Fort Frances, Ontario | English | $250 (Affiliate) | $275 (Non-affiliate)
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.
April 15 - 16, 2020 | CUPE Kelowna Area Office, Kelowna, British Columbia | English
- Basics of Incident Investigations
- Making Committees Work
- Understanding Mental Injuries at Work
- Violence Prevention

**All Participants must have completed Introduction to Health and Safety before registering**
Apr 15, 2020 | CUPE Ottawa Area Office, Ottawa, Ontario | English | $50 (Affiliate) | $50 (Non-affiliate)
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube… How can they benefit my local? How are groups using social media for activism? How can I deal with people’s resistance? What are the guidelines for using social media? Explore questions like these and get lots of hands-on practice in CUPE’s Social Media workshop.
Apr 15, 2020 | Local 1974, Kingston, Ontario | English
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.
Apr 15, 2020 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, Ontario | 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.

NOTE: This workshop should be taken before "HS - Recommendations and notetaking"
Apr 15, 2020 | CUPE Local 218, Whitby, Ontario | English
Cannabis legalization puts Canada on the cutting edge in both the medicinal and recreational use of this remarkable product. However this is likely to result in a learning curve in the workplace. The issues that will arise will in some ways analogous to the issues surrounding the medical use of cannabis, which we have dealt with since it was mandated by the Supreme Court. However there will also be new issues regarding impairment that will be new and challenging. This presentation will seek to address such issues.
April 16 - 17, 2020 | CUPE Local 905, Newmarket, Ontario | English | $20
Representing Members in Front of Management, Grievance Handling, Creating An Harassment Free Workplace, Growing Our Mobilizing Power
April 16 - 18, 2020 | Fraser Lake Learning Centre, Fraser Lake, 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

April 16 - 17, 2020 | Summerland Arts & Cultural Centre, Summerland, British Columbia | English | $50
- Introduction to Stewarding
- Notetaking
April 17 - 18, 2020 | Local 7575, London, Ontario | English | $25
Handling Discipline & DIscharge, Solidarity with Indigenous Workers & Duty of Fair Representation
April 17 - 18, 2020 | Local 1011, Burlington, Ontario | English
This workshop prepares participants to lobby local, municipal, school board, provincial or federal level politicians. By registering for the workshop, participants commit to participate in a lobby that will be arranged with CUPE in the weeks or months that follow. Locals are encouraged to send a mix of newer activists along with more seasoned members to participate. The workshop can be for mixed group of sectors, focussing on different issues, or for building lobby skills around a single issue, campaign or sector.

NOTE: This workshop is well-suited to inviting allies from community groups and other unions to learn and prepare to lobby along with CUPE members.
Apr 17, 2020 | Local 4153, Hamilton, Ontario | English | $25
Conflict Skills & Creating Harassment Free Workplaces

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