View our calendar of upcoming conferences and events across Ontario.
Every year, on April 28, we pause to recognize workers who have been killed or injured on the job. The Day of Mourning, created by CUPE members and first observed in 1984, is recognized by workers in communities across Canada and in more than 100 countries worldwide.
No one should die because of their work, yet in Ontario a worker dies almost every day because of workplace hazards and incidents. Worker deaths are tragedies not only for their families, but for the people they work with and for their communities. On this day, we stand in solidarity with workers around the world and share with each other a collective sense of loss.
By remembering those who have been killed or injured, we remember why we must continue to fight for the health and safety of workers. Our union bargains for health and safety rules to prevent such tragedies. We stand up for workers and provide the protection they need to feel secure in reporting incidents and workplace hazards. Through political action, we pursue laws to protect workers and make sure those laws are enforced.
|Newmarket (Poster)||CUPE Local 905 Union Hall, 165 Pony Drive, Newmarket||Unveiling a plaque and dedicating our fountains and garden @ 10:30a.m., moment of silence @ 11:00|
|Thunder Bay (Poster)||929 Fort William Rd., Thunder Bay||5:30p.m. followed by buffet dinner|
|Cobourg||Lucas Point Park||4:15 p.m.|
|North Bay||City Hall||10:45 a.m.|
|Renfrew and Pembroke||Memorial in O’Brien Park next to the Swinging Bridge||12:15 p.m.|
|Kingston||City Hall||11:30 a.m.-2p.m.|
|Toronto||High Park (Bloor Street on East side of High Park Ave)||Noon – location is by condo project where Luigi Cudini and Shane Jennings were killed March 27 after scaffolding broke|
|York Region||Woodbine Memorial Arena, 5020 Hwy 7||11:00 a.m.|
The 52nd Annual CUPE Ontario Convention will take place at the Toronto Sheraton Centre Hotel from Wednesday, May 27th through Saturday, May 30th as we celebrate our 52nd year.
Elliot Lake pride will take place from May 29 – May 31.
Tri-pride pride will take place from May 29 – June 6
Niagara pride will take place from May 31 – June 6
Durham pride will take place from June 3 – June 7
Kingston pride will take place from June 11 – June 14
York pride will take place from June 13 – June 21.
Brantford pride will take place from June 15 – June 20.