CUPE Ontario is the political wing of the Canadian Union of Public Employees—Canada’s largest union—in the country’s largest province.
With more than 258,000 members, CUPE Ontario is a strong voice for rights and fairness for our members and our communities. We work at the provincial level for legislative, policy and political change on issues affecting public services, equality, healthy communities and a better Ontario for everyone.
Our leaders are elected at our convention by delegates selected by member locals. At Convention, we also democratically decide on our political action. Locals choose to join CUPE Ontario because of the strong voice we have collectively, and because of our history of advocacy. We are very proud that the vast majority of locals in Ontario have chosen to affiliate to CUPE Ontario.
Across the province, our members work in five main sectors: