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March 23 - 24, 2020 | CUPE Sault Ste Marie Area Office, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario | English | $20 (Affiliate) | $25 (Non-affiliate)
Mental Health First Aid
March 24 - 27, 2020 | CUPE Local 905, Newmarket, Ontario | English | $100
WSIB Level I - Rights & Obligations
An introductory 12 hour course that provides an overview of Ontario's compensation system. Participants will learn about the history and evolution of workers’ compensation. Parts of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act will be reviewed to give a clear understanding of what workers and employers are covered mandatorily under the compensation scheme. There will be detailed discussion regarding the legal definition of accident as well understanding what injuries are considered work-related. The Board’s legal tests that are applied in decision-making will be examined. Participants will review the statutory obligations of both workers and employers mandated by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. They will also learn what rights are provided by the legislation. Also included will be a review of Early and Safe Return to Work, the re-employment obligation and insight into the operations of the WSIB. Hands on experience interpreting and completing Board forms are included.

WSIB Level II - Benefits & Representation
This 12 hour course provides participants with the knowledge of the benefits and services available and how to properly conduct themselves as representatives in the workers’ compensation system. Benefits and services will be explained in detail, including NEL, FEL, LOE, LMR and PPD. Participants will be shown how the Board calculates injured workers’ benefits. Short term and long term calculations will be explained so that participants understand what and when monetary items such as overtime are included in the worker’s earnings basis. Legislative and policy changes including Bills 162, 165, 15 and 99 will be discussed. Participants will gain an appreciation of the Board’s Service Delivery Model which will foster better interaction techniques. Participants will learn how to examine claim files and master the art of communication with physicians and Board staff. Hands on experience will be received through a series of exercises using a Board file. Pre-requisites are the Level 1 ODRT course or equivalency.
Mar 25, 2020 | CUPE Local 218, Whitby, Ontario | English
This module examines the risk factors that lead to violence in the workplace, and the employer’s obligations to prevent workers from being exposed to and injured by violence while at work. We examine relevant health and safety law, and start to develop strategies to make our workplaces safer.
Mar 25, 2020 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, 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.
Mar 25, 2020 | Barrie Area Office, Barrie, Ontario | English
What Stewards Need to Know About Arbitration & Grievance Handling
March 27 - 28, 2020 | Local 1946, Guelph, Ontario | English
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.
March 27 - 28, 2020 | CUPE Sault Ste Marie Area Office, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario | English | $20 (Affiliate) | $20 (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;
• Communicate effectively with members.
March 27 - 28, 2020 | Local 5167, Hamilton, Ontario | English
Learn about women’s oppression, politics and social change – all from a woman’s perspective. Explore the barriers, challenges and opportunities for women in the union. Discover your own personal leadership style and develop a plan for your personal next step.

NOTE: This workshop is open to members who identify as women.


Mar 27, 2020 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, Ontario | English | $75 (Affiliate) | $80 (Non-affiliate)
Creating Accommodation Friendly Workplaces & Disability & Ableism
March 27 - 28, 2020 | Local 1946, Guelph, Ontario | English
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.
March 28 - 29, 2020 | Local 1974, Kingston, Ontario | English | $50
Learn about CUPE structure and about the values and principles of the labour movement. Understand the roles and responsibilities of elected officers, the bylaws and constitution that structure our organization. Leave knowing how to make your voice heard at a union meeting and how to participate in the decisions of your union.
March 28 - 30, 2020 | Ontario Regional Office, Markham, Ontario | English
To be effective, a strike needs to be well organized. This workshop covers the four pillars of a well run strike: administration, finance/strike pay, communications and picket schedules.

NOTE: This workshop is for the Strike Committee.
March 30 - April 3, 2020 | CUPE Ottawa Area Office, Ottawa, Ontario | English | $190 (Affiliate) | $190 (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.
April 4 - 5, 2020 | Local 4222, London, Ontario | English | $25
Representing Members in Front of Management, Grievance Handling, Duty of Fair Representation & Handling Discipline & Discharge
Apr 8, 2020 | Local 5167, Hamilton, Ontario | English
In this module, you will learn techniques for identifying hazards, such as body maps, surveys and inspections. You will also develop a methodology for dealing with the hazards you find.

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