Per article 14.4 of the National Constitution:
“One-tenth of one per cent of all General Fund revenue will be placed in the National Convention and Events Assistance Fund. The National Executive Board will make regulations governing the National Convention and Events Assistance Fund.”
Our National Bargaining Conference is eligible for qualifying locals to apply for financial assistance.
The eligibility criteria for national events assistance are as follows:
a. Local union financial capacity;
b. Ensuring regional representation;
c. For specialized events, ensuring sector or sub-jurisdictional representation, or pension plan representation, or other designated representation as required;
d. Ensuring gender balance, diversity representation or participation of youth.
The national officers will have final authority to grant national events assistance to local unions.
Please note that the fund is not unlimited and that assistance is not guaranteed. The fund is intended to assist locals who could not otherwise attend a national conference and to ensure regional and sector representation, gender, diversity and young worker representation, as well as other criteria that may be specific to the event held.
All applications will be considered and all applicants will receive a reply. Please note that under the regulations, locals who access this fund are limited to sending one member only to this conference.
Applications for assistance must be submitted by mail or online no later than March 1, 2019:
If applying by mail, submit the form to:
Canadian Union of Public Employees
1375 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa, ON K1G 0Z7