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In an effort to do our part to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of members and staff, we are cancelling all Union Education workshops until June 30. If you have any questions, please contact your Education Rep.

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.

Jul 7, 2020 | Local 5167, Hamilton, Ontario | English
Learn about key legal concepts and terms, and the role of stewards during an employer’s investigation, when discipline is given, and during grievance meetings.

NOTE: Please bring your collective agreement and Steward Handbook to the workshop.
July 11 - 12, 2020 | CUPE Atlantic Regional Office, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia | 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.
Jul 14, 2020 | 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 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.
Jul 15, 2020 | Alberta/Saskatchewan, Pan Canadian | English
The purpose of these online Zoom-based Introduction to Stewarding workshops is to bring new stewards to understand the basics of their work and role within their union.

This three-hour workshop will give new stewards an introduction to the following topics:

• The Duty of Fair Representation, under which stewards and the unions operate
• What are the roles of stewards in general?
• The six W’s/getting the facts
• Basic grievance writing

Because this is a shortened version of the Introduction to Stewarding workshop offered by CUPE Education Branch, it cannot be used as a prerequisite for participation and attendance in workshops from the Steward Learning Series. Participants will not receive a certificate of completion for CUPE’s Introduction to Stewarding.

Materials will be sent to your home address - please provide your home mailing address when registering. Please register as early as possible to ensure receipt of materials.

Please have a copy of your collective agreement available for reference.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 25 PARTICIPANTS
Jul 23, 2020 | Alberta/Saskatchewan, Pan Canadian | English
The purpose of these online Zoom-based Introduction to Stewarding workshops is to bring new stewards to understand the basics of their work and role within their union.

This three-hour workshop will give new stewards an introduction to the following topics:

• The Duty of Fair Representation, under which stewards and the unions operate
• What are the roles of stewards in general?
• The six W’s/getting the facts
• Basic grievance writing

Because this is a shortened version of the Introduction to Stewarding workshop offered by CUPE Education Branch, it cannot be used as a prerequisite for participation and attendance in workshops from the Steward Learning Series. Participants will not receive a certificate of completion for CUPE’s Introduction to Stewarding.

Materials will be sent to your home address - please provide your home mailing address when registering. Please register as early as possible to ensure receipt of materials.

Please have a copy of your collective agreement available for reference.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 25 PARTICIPANTS
Jul 30, 2020 | CUPE Locals (English), Pan Canadian | English
The purpose of these online Zoom-based Introduction to Stewarding workshops is to bring new stewards to understand the basics of their work and role within their union.

This three-hour workshop will give new stewards an introduction to the following topics:

• The Duty of Fair Representation, under which stewards and the unions operate
• What are the roles of stewards in general?
• The six W’s/getting the facts
• Basic grievance writing

Because this is a shortened version of the Introduction to Stewarding workshop offered by CUPE Education Branch, it cannot be used as a prerequisite for participation and attendance in workshops from the Steward Learning Series. Participants will not receive a certificate of completion for CUPE’s Introduction to Stewarding.

Materials will be sent to your home address - please provide your home mailing address when registering. Please register as early as possible to ensure receipt of materials.

Please have a copy of your collective agreement available for reference.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 25 PARTICIPANTS
TIMES ARE IN SASKATCHEWAN/ALBERTA TIME ZONE (CST/MDT)
Aug 5, 2020 | CUPE Locals (English), Pan Canadian | English
The purpose of these online Zoom-based Introduction to Stewarding workshops is to bring new stewards to understand the basics of their work and role within their union.

This three-hour workshop will give new stewards an introduction to the following topics:

• The Duty of Fair Representation, under which stewards and the unions operate
• What are the roles of stewards in general?
• The six W’s/getting the facts
• Basic grievance writing

Because this is a shortened version of the Introduction to Stewarding workshop offered by CUPE Education Branch, it cannot be used as a prerequisite for participation and attendance in workshops from the Steward Learning Series. Participants will not receive a certificate of completion for CUPE’s Introduction to Stewarding.

Materials will be sent to your home address - please provide your home mailing address when registering. Please register as early as possible to ensure receipt of materials.

Please have a copy of your collective agreement available for reference.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 25 PARTICIPANTS
TIMES ARE IN SASKATCHEWAN/ALBERTA TIME ZONE (CST/MDT)
Sep 8, 2020 | The Gathering Place, Smithers, British Columbia | English | $30
- Making Committees Work
- Reommendations and Notetaking
Sep 18, 2020 | Local 4153, Hamilton, Ontario | English
Understanding Mental Health & Psychologically Safe Workplaces
September 28 - 30, 2020 | CUPE BC Regional Office, Burnaby, 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

Sep 30, 2020 | Barrie Area Office, Barrie, 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 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.
October 14 - 16, 2020 | CUPE Local 402, Surrey, 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

October 15 - 16, 2020 | CUPE Local 905, Newmarket, Ontario | English | $20
Creating Accommodation Friendly Workplaces, Conflict Skills for Stewards, Mediating Member to Member Conflict, Disability & Ableism in the Workplace
Oct 20, 2020 | CUPE Local 1004, Vancouver, British Columbia | English
- Mediating Member to Member Conflict
- Psychologically Safe Workplaces
October 24 - 25, 2020 | Durham College Skills Training Centre - Whitby Campus, Whitby, Ontario | English | $100 (Affiliate) | $120 (Non-affiliate)
Parliamentary Procedure, Financial Officers, Stewards Learning Series, Introduction to Stewarding & Health & Safety - An Introduction
November 5 - 7, 2020 | Hollywood Road Education Services, Kelowna, 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

November 19 - 20, 2020 | CUPE Local 905, Newmarket, Ontario | English | $20
Solidarity with Indigenous Workers, Ally Skills for Stewards,
Representing Gender & Sexually Diverse Members, Literacy Awareness

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