Skip to main content
April 26 - May 1, 2020 | White Oaks Resort & Spa, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario | English | $1825
David Saunders (1957 – 2007) was a former employee of the Metropolitan Toronto Zoo and a long time dedicated member and employee of CUPE. Beginning in 1986, David served as a National Representative in Barrie, Toronto, Windsor and Peterborough. He was also an Education Representative who believed in the power of education for workers. David’s vision was to have one big weeklong school in Ontario and organized such a school in May 2007. Sadly, Dave passed away in October 2007 and this school is named in his memory.
May 2 - 3, 2020 | CUPE Local 543, Windsor, Ontario | English | $75 (Affiliate) | $95 (Non-affiliate)
Conflict is a natural part of our lives. Learning to handle it well improves relationships with other members, co-workers and the employer.
In this workshop, you will:
• deepen your understanding of conflict;
• strengthen your communication skills;
• practice responding to conflict.
May 4 - 8, 2020 | Windsor Area Office, Windsor, Ontario | English | $150 (Affiliate) | $175 (Non-affiliate)
Analyzing Your Collective Agreement, Mobilizing for Bargaining, Strategic Planning for Bargaining, How Bargaining Works, Surveying the Members, Note Taking for Bargaining
May 5, 2020 | Local 5167, Hamilton, Ontario | English
Share tips and successful practices with other stewards, and learn strategies for handling difficult grievances.

NOTE: Please bring your collective agreement and Steward Handbook to the workshop.
May 7 - 8, 2020 | CUPE North Bay Area Office, North Bay, Ontario | English | $25 (Affiliate) | $30 (Non-affiliate)
Recording Secretaries play a vital role in keeping local unions strong.
Learn how to:
• take clear and accurate meeting minutes;
• organize files;
• process and write correspondence; and
• communicate effectively with members.

NOTE: Please bring your local bylaws, sample meeting notices, sample membership meeting minutes and a laptop or tablet (if you have one) to the workshop.
May 7 - 8, 2020 | CUPE Kenora Area Office, Kenora, Ontario | English | $30 (Affiliate) | $45 (Non-affiliate)
Health & Safety An Introduction and Basics of Incident Investigations
May 9 - 10, 2020 | CUPE Local 1011, Burlington, Ontario | English | $25
HS - Basics of Incident Investigations, SLS - Mediating Member to Member Conflict & SLS - Creating Accommodation Friendly Workplaces
May 11 - 15, 2020 | CUPE Sault Ste Marie Area Office, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario | English | $160 (Affiliate) | $165 (Non-affiliate)
This 30 hour course is for those who work as or desire to work as Return to Work Specialists. The course focuses on the process of helping injured workers return to work as quickly and safely as possible, with dignity and job security. Topics include: identifying and overcoming barriers in the RTW process, determining essential duties, identifying and offering short term and long term suitable work, how to develop accommodation and job restructuring plans, worker obligations, disability related legal principles including the duty to accommodate, the employers’ obligation under legislation, contract language, RTW committees, Labour Market Re-entry services and RTW mediation. Graduates of this course will be prepared to immediately impact on re-employment at their individual workplaces. Their contributions can result in significant cost savings for the employer and the Board alike. Pre-requisites are Level I and II ODRT courses or equivalency.
May 11 - 12, 2020 | Local 1287, Thorold, 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: Participants should bring a copy of their collective agreement to the workshop.

See more Stewarding courses under the Steward Learning Series.
May 15, 2020 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, Ontario | English
Handling Discipline & Discharge & Representing Members in Front of Management
May 20, 2020 | CUPE Local 218, Whitby, Ontario | English
We keep hearing that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. How do these trends impact our lives as workers and union members? What is needed from us as stewards in these times of growing economic inequality?
May 22 - 23, 2020 | CUPE Sault Ste Marie Area Office, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario | English | $20 (Affiliate) | $25 (Non-affiliate)
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.
May 26 - 27, 2020 | CUPE Sudbury Area Office, Sudbury, Ontario | English | $20 (Affiliate) | $30 (Non-affiliate)
Level 1 Rights and Obligations
May 28 - 29, 2020 | CUPE Sudbury Area Office, Sudbury, Ontario | English | $20 (Affiliate) | $30 (Non-affiliate)
WSIB Level 2 Benefits and Services

Our social site pages