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CUPE Union Education is now offering both online and in-person workshops. Check the CUPE Education Workshop Calendar to see what’s available!

Note: Our online workshops are held on Zoom and are available to CUPE members from coast to coast to coast. You are welcome to register for any online workshop, in any province, unless otherwise indicated.

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.

Apr 21, 2024 | Best Western Plus Bridgewater Hotel, Cookville, Nova Scotia | 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: Please bring your binder and Health and Safety Committee Resource Kit.
Apr 21, 2024 | CUPE Sydney Area office, Sydney, Nova Scotia | 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.
April 24 - 25, 2024 | CUPE Local 4705, Copper Cliff, Ontario | English | $20 (Affiliate) | $20 (Non-affiliate)
Introduction to Stewarding, Notetaking and Representing Members in Front of Management
April 26 - 27, 2024 | CUPE Charlottetown Area Office, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island | 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.
Apr 27, 2024 | Best Western Plus Bridgewater Hotel, Cookville, Nova Scotia | English
In this workshop, executive teams explore power and responsibility that comes with it, how we work in teams and how to balance our leadership styles to engage the membership and work effectively across diversity.
Apr 27, 2024 | Best Western Plus Bridgewater Hotel, Cookville, Nova Scotia | English
In this workshop, participants will explore:
- The value of conflict for effective groups
- How our beliefs about conflict shape how we respond
- The kinds of conflict executives struggle with
- Productive ways to resolve conflict on an executive
Apr 27, 2024 | ONLINE, Alberta | 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. 
Apr 27, 2024 | ONLINE, Alberta | 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.
Apr 28, 2024 | Best Western Plus Bridgewater Hotel, Cookville, Nova Scotia | English
Good bylaws are an essential component of a well-functioning local. In this workshop, you will learn the principles of good bylaws and how to make sure they are in compliance with CUPE's national constitution. We'll also look at how clear language bylaws help our members get involved in the work of the union.

NOTE: Please bring your local bylaws to the workshop.
May 2 - 3, 2024 | Zoom Call, Online, Ontario | English | $75
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the support provided to a person who may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis. Course participants will learn how to:

Recognize signs that a person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis

Have conversations that encourage a person to:
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Talk about declines in their mental well-being
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Discuss professional and other supports that could help with recovery to improved mental well-being
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Reach out to these support

Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis

Use MHFA actions to maintain one’s own mental well-being
May 2, 2024 | CUPE Maritime Regional Office (MRO), Fredericton, New Brunswick | 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.
May 4 - 5, 2024 | Brock University - International Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario | English | $75 (Affiliate) | $100 (Non-affiliate)
Niagara District CUPE Council Weekend School
May 4, 2024 | Moose Jaw Union Centre, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan | 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.
May 4, 2024 | CUPE ARO Boardroom, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia | English
In this workshop, members of local Mobilization Committees look at effective ways to engage members before bargaining begins, and throughout the bargaining process.

NOTE: This workshop is for the Mobilization Committee.
May 4, 2024 | CUPE Local 109 Hall, KIngston, Ontario | English
What is a psychologically healthy and safe workplace? Learn to identify the psychosocial hazards in a workplace, and the tools we have to address them.
May 5, 2024 | CUPE ARO Boardroom, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia | English
This module can be added to other parts of the Bargaining Education Program. It covers the legal framework for collective bargaining and where we get our power as a union.
May 6, 2024 | 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

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