Events & Conferences
Sponsored by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE and the Healthcare Workers Coordinating Committee of CUPE Ontario
Violence is a major problem for healthcare workers.
Hear directly from workers about their experiences.
Hear from focus groups of staff held this fall.
Hear from experts.
Add your voice.
Help develop a campaign to bring the epidemic of violence under control and to make assaulting healthcare workers a crime.
Across Turtle Island (North America), we have seen a rise in acts of hate coinciding with the US election. A group of women in Canada have come together in a grassroots effort to support initiatives happening on January 21, 2017 for human rights. A delegation from Canada will be participating in the Women’s March on Washington, DC. Local marches are also happening across Canada and globally. CUPE Ontario is a proud supporter of these initiatives to speak out and unite our communities. Join CUPE Ontario at the Toronto March or join one of the local marches taking place across the province.
For more information on the Women’s March on Washington and across Canada, please visit http://canadianwomenmarch.ca/.
Message from Patty Coates, Secretary-Treasurer of the OFL:
We have been asked by a number of members to co-ordinate a Solidarity Bus to the January 21, 2017 Women’s March on Washington, DC. Below you will find information on costing and registration for the trip. If you or your members wish to join us, please contact OFL staff Carrol Anne Sceviour at [email protected] or mobile 416-606-5046.
Bus Cost and Information
We have booked a 56-seat Great Canadian Coach. Bus cost is $143 per person (participant responsible for their meals), payable no later than January 19, 2017. Cheque can be made payable to Ontario Federation of Labour/Women’s March and mailed to the OFL, Suite 202, 15 Gervais Drive, Toronto Ontario, M3C 1Y8.
The bus pick up is on Friday, January 20 at 7:30 a.m. at the OFL building and departs 8:00 a.m. sharp. Please remember your passport.
There will be two break stops and a lunch stop, arriving at Doubletree Baltimore at 8:00 p.m. (hotel restaurant is open until 11:00 p.m.)
Next day – leave for March/Rally at 8:00 a.m. sharp. Maps and instructions for the day will be provided. CLC sisters will pull together a Canadian contingent meeting location.
Return bus pick up at 4:00 pm. Travel to Toronto and scheduled to arrive at 5:00 a.m. – Stop at York Mills (24-hour bus service) and OFL Building (24-hour bus service).
Confirm bus seat with Carrol Anne Sceviour [email protected]. A hotel registration form will be forwarded once a bus seating registration has been received.
Shared double rooms at $215.46(USD) per double room, or $107.73(USD) each sharing (3 or 4 persons to a room allowed). The CAD rate will depend on the exchange rate the day you book.
Each participant must pay separately by credit card by the cut-off date of December 21, 2016. If two people are sharing a room and want to pay separately you need to designate that on the form when you submit your payment.
Please remember cut-off dates:
Confirm bus registration – December 21, 2016
Hotel – December 21, 2016 (you must register for the bus to receive a hotel booking form)
Bus costs – payment by January 19, 2017
This weeklong training is aimed at building the capacity and number of CUPE members who can increase our pension activism and take leadership roles in the governance of OMERS. With limited space, interested participants are asked to fill out the following application to indicate their interest. In order to ensure CUPE Ontario is increasing the capacity of our entire membership in OMERS to participate in the plan, equality as well as sectoral and geographic diversity will be considered in selecting participants for this course.
The deadline to register is November 25th
Welcome to CUPE Ontario
CUPE is Ontario’s community union. Our members provide the quality public services we all rely on, in every part of the province, every day.
CUPE Ontario provides a strong political voice for more than 258,00 members across the province. Our members are proud to provide front-line services that support the communities in which we live and work.
Our members work in six main areas: social services, health care, municipalities, school boards, universities and airlines.
Member locals choose to affiliate with CUPE Ontario because, together, we advocate for equality, strong public services, healthy communities, and a better Ontario for everyone.