Convention Call

In accordance with Article 4 of the Constitution, you are hereby notified that the 54th Annual Convention of this Division will convene at the Toronto Sheraton Centre at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 and will conclude on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Sectoral Caucuses will be held on May 30, 2017.

Elections

Any member who has declared for election to any position, and makes it known in writing to the Secretary-Treasurer no later than March 17th,shall be given the opportunity to provide up to a one hundred and fifty word statement as an election profile that shall be printed and distributed through regular mail and posted online.

CUPE Ontario will not be responsible for translating individual candidates’ election material. [Article 6(b)]

Please send your declaration and materials to Candace Rennick at [email protected]

The following position(s) will be elected at Convention 2017:
Trustee

Registration Fee

Credential Type

Fee if on or before April 30th

Fee after April 30th

Delegate

$350.00

$425.00

Alternate

$350.00

$425.00

Guest

$350.00

$350.00

Accommodation

All delegate accommodations are to be made through W. E. Travel before May 7th at 1-888-676-7747 or reserve on-line by clicking here

Accessibility

CUPE Ontario strives to ensure that persons with disabilities have equal access to our conferences and events in a manner that fully respects their dignity and independence. Wherever possible, our services are provided to persons with disabilities and others in an integrated fashion – unless an alternate measure is necessary in order to enable a person with a disability to obtain, use or benefit from our services.

Please submit an access request form to our office prior to April 30th so that we can ensure that any accommodations you require are provided. We have an included a copy of accessibility form in this Convention package for your use. While we do our best to accommodate last minute request we ask that every effort is made to submit request by the April 30th dead line.

A representative will be in touch with you prior to Convention to ensure that suitable arrangements have been made. Some examples of services that are available are: ASL Interpretation, French translation, wheelchair/scooter access, assistance with registration and in the case of evacuation, real time captioning, large print, electronic materials, serious allergy alert, accessible transportation to off-site events, TTY, and visual alarm etc.

Our Accessibility liaison will be on site during registration to assist you as required.

Webcast

All CUPE members can watch the live stream from the floor and be part of the CUPE Ontario Convention by registering for the webcast using the form below.

Your Email Address (required)

Your Local Number

Your First Name

Your Last Name

Agenda and Events to be posted shortly.

Draft caucus agenda:

1:00pm to 2:30pm
Trades Caucus

3:00pm to 4:30pm
School Board Workers Caucus

3:00pm to 4:30pm
Social Service Workers Caucus

3:00pm to 4:30pm
Municipal Workers Caucus

5:30pm to 7:00pm
OMERS Pension meeting*
*Open to all OMERS members – not limited to convention delegates

5:00pm to 6:30pm
Health Care Workers & OCHU Caucus

7:00pm to 8:30pm
University Workers Caucus

5:30pm
New Delegate Orientation

6:00pm to 6:30pm
Women at the mic

What are resolutions and constitutional amendments?

Resolutions are “statements of resolve” sent to CUPE Ontario by member locals, district councils, the executive board of CUPE Ontario , or a Committee of CUPE Ontario.
Resolutions that have been adopted by the membership at Convention decide the next important initiatives for CUPE Ontario to undertake.

Constitutional amendments are proposed changes to the CUPE Ontario constitution that can modify the structural form and procedures of CUPE Ontario.

 

How do I submit resolutions and constitutional amendments?

Resolutions and constitutional amendments must be submitted on behalf of a local union, district council, the executive board of CUPE Ontario, or a Committee of CUPE Ontario.

Resolutions and constitutional amendments must not exceed 200 words in total.

Resolutions and constitutional amendments must be submitted under the letterhead of the affiliate submitting, and signed by the presiding President and Recording Secretary.

Resolutions and constitutional amendments must be received by CUPE Ontario on or before April 13th, 2017.

Note that you may fax your resolutions and/or constitutional amendments to CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick via Sue Jeffrey at (905) 739-9740, or e-mail them to [email protected]

However, if you choose to fax or e-mail your resolutions, you must physically mail them to the CUPE Ontario immediately thereafter.

 

If new developments occur after the Resolution deadline, what is the procedure for sending Emergency Resolutions?

Emergency Resolutions submitted less than 48 days prior to Convention can only be dealt with at Convention upon majority consent of the delegates at Convention. In addition, Emergency Resolutions must be submitted to delegates for consideration at least 2 hours prior to being dealt with as an Emergency Resolution.

Per capita paid up to receive credentials

December 31

Convention Committee names must be submitted

March 1

Election Material deadline [per Article 6(b)]
(CUPE Ontario will print and distribute flyers for those running for an elected position at Convention)

March 17

Resolutions / Constitutional Amendments deadline

April 13

Hotel Reservations deadline

May 7

Local Assistance form submission deadline

March 31

Convention Awards (Sisters in Solidarity, H&S, IWAC) deadline

April 21

Per Capita payment (late registration fee will apply after this date)

April 30

Early-Bird Credentials deadline

April 30

Access Request form deadline
(Note: You must complete this form if you require ASL Interpretation or Real Time Captioning at Convention)

April 30

On-Site Child Care form deadline (ages: infant – 9 years)

April 30

Youth Camp Registration form deadline (ages: 10 years – 14 years)

April 30

Family / Dependent Care Subsidy form deadline

Post Convention

Constitution Committee:

The Constitution Committee meets prior to Convention to make recommendations on all constitutional amendments submitted to CUPE Ontario. The amendments and Committee recommendations are presented at Convention based on the order of the day. In order to participate as a member of the Constitution Committee you must be a registered delegate to Convention. The Constitution Committee is scheduled to meet in the CUPE Ontario office on April 26th.

 

Resolutions Committee:

The Resolutions Committee meets prior to Convention to make recommendations on all resolutions submitted to CUPE Ontario. The resolutions are presented at Convention based on the order of the day. In order to participate as a member of the resolutions Committee you must be a registered delegate to Convention. The Resolutions Committee is scheduled to meet in the CUPE Ontario office on April 19th and April 20th.

 

Ways & Means Committee:

The Ways & Means Committee prepares the proposed budget for the upcoming year along with the Secretary-Treasurer of CUPE Ontario. In order to participate as a member of the Ways & Means Committee you must be a registered delegate to Convention. The Ways & Means Committee is scheduled to meet in the CUPE Ontario office on April 25th and April 26th.

 

Credentials Committee:

The Credentials Committee helps to pack the Convention kits and helps register delegates at the registration desk throughout Convention. In order to participate as a member of the Credentials Committee you must be a registered delegate to Convention. The Credential Committee is scheduled to meet at the Toronto Sheraton Centre on May 29th.

 

Distribution Committee:

The Distribution Committee distributes official Convention materials on the Convention floor. To serve on the Distribution Committee, you must be a Convention delegate or alternate.

The Distribution Committee is scheduled to meet at the Toronto Sheraton on May 30th.