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May 4 - 5, 2018 | CUPE Local 1011, Burlington, Ontario | English | $30 (Member) | $40 (Non-member)
With the right vision, your local can be stronger.
This workshop covers:
• issues, problems and solutions that are relevant to your local
• strategies for making your local more inclusive
• an action plan to strengthen your local
May 4 - 5, 2018 | CUPE Saskatchewan Regional Office, Regina, Saskatchewan | English
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.
May 5 - 6, 2018 | Local 1883, Kitchener, Ontario | English | $40 (Member) | $40 (Non-member)
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 6 - 11, 2018 | Inverary Resort, Baddeck, Nova Scotia | English
2018 Atlantic Region's 33rd Annual Weeklong School

The four courses being offered this year are:
1. Mental Health in the Workplace: a union perspective
2, Media: Being your local's spokesperson
3. Local Executive training (LET)
4. Bargaining

After registering online for one of the four courses, please see the link below for our brochure with the form to return with payment.

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May 7 - 9, 2018 | National Office, Ottawa, Ontario | English
Hone your storytelling and digital communication skills in this three-day workshop, where you will create your own short (two to four minute) digital story.
The workshop alternates between group discussion and independent work. Each participant creates their own story, in their own voice. For examples, see StoryCenter (storycenter.org/stories/).

We will explore stories about our lives as workers. The theme is broad. You may have a story about getting involved in the union, dealing with a work situation or something else you want to explore. You don’t have to pick the story in advance, and you don’t have to share your video unless you choose.

Everyone is welcome; you do not need technical experience or equipment.
May 7 - 8, 2018 | CUPE Timmins Area Office, Timmins, Ontario | English | $20
Learn about the rights and responsibilities of both employers and unions under the Duty to Accommodate. In this workshop you will:
• explore case law, key concepts and the prohibited grounds of discrimination under human rights law;
• learn to make the case for accommodating workers and how to help union representatives and employers come up with appropriate accommodations for members;
• Look at how we can break down stereotypes and stigma to support the accommodation process for those who need it.
May 7, 2018 | University of Windsor, Windsor, 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: See more Stewarding courses under the Steward Learning Series.
May 7 - 8, 2018 | Memorial Gardens, North Bay, Ontario | English | $25 (Member) | $30 (Non-member)
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.
May 8, 2018 | Local 1022 Union Office, Belleville, Ontario | English | $30 (Member) | $30 (Non-member)
Why do I have to take notes? What kind of notes should I take? Are my notes private? This module answers important questions like these, and provides practice time to work on note taking skills.
May 8 - 9, 2018 | Geraldton Complex, Geraldton, Ontario | English | $70 (Member) | $95 (Non-member)
Steward Learning Series
May 8 - 9, 2018 | CUPE North Bay Area Office, North Bay, Ontario | English | $20 (Member) | $30 (Non-member)
Parliamentary Procedure and Conflict-Ready Executives
May 8 - 9, 2018 | CUPE Sudbury Area Office, Sudbury, Ontario | English | $20 (Member) | $30 (Non-member)
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: See more Stewarding courses under the Steward Learning Series.
May 9, 2018 | Bureau de la région d'Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario | French | $20
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 in the union, create space for more members to get involved, and strengthen solidarity in the labour movement and in our communities.
May 9 - 11, 2018 | CUPE Local 718 Office, Richmond, British Columbia | English | $100
This workshop will help you plan for your retirement.
May 9 - 10, 2018 | Memorial Gardens, North Bay, Ontario | English | $25 (Member) | $30 (Non-member)
Participants will explore detailed examples of benefit calculations and parameters affecting the final numbers. The structure of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and appeal system are described in relation to the New Service Delivery Module and the roles of each WSIB position. The adjudication process is described and participants follow the flow of a claim through the process. Problem resolution and the process for an appeal are presented.
May 10, 2018 | CUPE Cornwall Area Office, Cornwall, Ontario | English | $20
This workshop is for all members in an elected position within the local union. Whether you are a trustee or a member of the executive, learning about the basics of the local union’s finances is a priority. In this workshop, you will learn about your duties within the finances of the union, budgeting and how to be transparent and accountable to members. 
May 10 - 11, 2018 | CUPE Ottawa Area Office, Ottawa, Ontario | English | $40 (Member) | $50 (Non-member)
"MHFA Basic is intended for adults interacting with adults (18 years and older). This courses focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance related, mood related, anxiety and trauma related, and psychotic disorders. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces."

May 10, 2018 | CUPE Sault Ste Marie Area Office, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario | English | $20 (Member) | $25 (Non-member)
This workshop is for all members in an elected position within the local union. Whether you are a trustee or a member of the executive, learning about the basics of the local union’s finances is a priority. In this workshop, you will learn about your duties within the finances of the union, budgeting and how to be transparent and accountable to members. 
May 10, 2018 | CUPE Sudbury Area Office, Sudbury, Ontario | English | $20 (Member) | $30 (Non-member)
School, municipal, provincial or federal election coming up? The outcome of elections affects workers, public services and equality rights.

This workshop covers the political context we’re in, and how to get involved to make a difference. It also helps you get ready to engage our greatest source of power in any election: our members.
May 10 - 11, 2018 | Union Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba | English | $45
This Steward Learning Series module will offer:
- Handling Discipline and Discharge
- Handling Grievances
- What's Our Duty?

It is a pre-requisite to have Introduction to Stewarding.
May 10 - 11, 2018 | CUPE Terrace Area Office, Terrace, British Columbia | 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.
May 10 - 11, 2018 | CUPE Brandon Area Office, Brandon, Manitoba | 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 in the union, create space for more members to get involved, and strengthen solidarity in the labour movement and in our communities.
May 11 - 12, 2018 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
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 11 - 12, 2018 | CUPE Local 905, Newmarket, Ontario | English | $20
Steward Learning Series
May 11 - 12, 2018 | CUPE Peel Area Office, Mississauga, Ontario | English | $40 (Member) | $40 (Non-member)
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 change to put the learning into practice.

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