Monday, October 3, 2022

6:30 p.m.

Opening Plenary

  • Moderator: Richard Delisle, National Regional Vice-President, Quebec
  • Moderator: Yolanda McClean, National Regional Vice-President, Ontario
  • Thomas Louttit, Indigenous Elder

Blanket ceremony

  • Debra Merrier, National Diversity Vice-President, Indigenous Workers
  • Elaine Kicknosway, Traditional Drummer, Dancer, and Singer
  • Mark Hancock, National President

Bystander training

  • CUPE Education
8:00 p.m.


Tuesday, October 4, 2022

9:00 a.m.

Opening Plenary

Keynote Speakers

  • Candace Rennick, National Secretary-Treasurer

Safe Spaces, Stronger Unions

Members of the Safe Union Spaces Working Group will update delegates on CUPE’s ongoing work. Our success in tackling austerity and privatization depends on the ability of all union members to thrive inside our movement, free of gender-based violence, harassment, discrimination, and other forms of oppression.

Presentation: “Fighting inflation without weakening workers”

  • Julia Posca, researcher, Institute for Socioeconomic Research and Information (IRIS)
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Sector Meetings
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. Sector Meetings

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

9:00 a.m.

Opening plenary

Panel: “CUPE members resist the threat of privatization”

  • Patrick Hallé, CUPE 3247, Quebec
  • Sherry Hillier, National General Vice-President, the East
  • Thi Vu, Communications Officer, Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU), British Columbia
  • Moderator: Aditya Rao, Senior Research Officer, CUPE National
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Sector Meetings
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. Sector Meetings

Thursday, October 6, 2022

9:00 a.m. Sector Meetings
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m.

Closing Plenary

Report Back

  • Moderator: Sylvia Sioufi, Managing Director, National Services Department


  • Mark Hancock, National President