View our calendar of upcoming conferences and events across Ontario.

Apr
29
Fri
Pride 2016 @ Across Ontario
Apr 29 – Sep 24 all day
Pride 2016 @ Across Ontario

CUPE Ontario has a proud tradition of fighting for equality for all members, and as a union we have pioneered many advances in LGBTQ rights.

Our union was the first in Canada to use collective bargaining to advance LGBTQ rights. We challenged the definition of “spouse” in court and won, opening the door for same-sex spousal benefits for all Canadians. We supported member Martine Stonehouse in her landmark case that resulted in gender reassignment surgery being relisted by OHIP. And we actively campaign for legislation such as “Toby’s Law,” which extends human rights protection to transgender people.

Through political action and collective bargaining, our union has made important strides for LGBTQ rights for our workers, our communities and for everyone in Canada. It is a tradition we are continuing, and we encourage all members to participate in your local pride events and make 2016 a summer of CUPE pride.

CUPE Ontario members participate in Pride events all over the province.

Use the calendar below to find an event near you. We will update the calendar as information becomes available.

 

Location Website Dates
Guelph guelphpride.com April 29-May 8
Elliot Lake Pride elpride.ca May 27-29
Pride Niagara (St. Catharines) prideniagara.com May 28-June 4
Kingston kingstonpride.ca June 18
Durham pridedurham.com June 1 – June 5
Timmins timminspride.com June 6 – June 11
Barrie barriepride.ca June 11
Thunder Bay thunderpride.ca June 11-18
York Pride yorkpridefest.com June 11-19
Hamilton pridehamilton.ca June 18
Brantford brantfordpride.ca June 13 – 18
Toronto
Pride Parade
pridetoronto.com / facebook June 24 – July 3

July 3

Toronto -Trans Pride Trans March / facebook July 1
Toronto – Dyke March Dyke March July 2
Belleville bellevillepride.ca July 16 – July 23
Sudbury sudburypride.com July 18 – July 23
Muskoka muskokapride.com July 15 – July 24
Brockville brockvillepride.weebly.com/ TBA (mid-July)
Peel peelpride.ca July 11 – July 16
London pridelondon.ca July 14-24
Simcoe County simcoepride.com July 28-Aug 6
Windsor-Essex wepridefest.com August 3 – August 7
Ottawa capitalpride.ca August 15-21
Chatham-Kent pride-ck.com TBA
Peterborough peterboroughpride.ca September 17-24

 

 

 

Sep
4
Sun
Make it Blue for Time to Care
Sep 4 all day

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Sep
5
Mon
Labour Day Events 2016 @ Events Across Ontario
Sep 5 all day

On Monday, September 5, CUPE Ontario members will take part in Labour Day events in communities across the province.

This Labour Day, CUPE Ontario members will combine their celebration of all that the labour movement has achieved, with a strong stand against privatization and austerity.

Austerity is at the root of all the hospital and school closures we’re seeing. It’s why we still have long wait lists for child care and developmental services, and why governments are outsourcing and selling off vital public assets like Hydro One.

The annual celebration has its roots in the labour movement’s fight for an eight-hour day and celebrates the many gains unions have struggled for on behalf of all workers, including health and safety regulations, parental leave, a minimum wage, pay equity laws and same-sex spousal benefits.

Please come out and join your fellow unionists at the Labour Day event in your area.

 

Join us at Labour day events across Ontario in 2016:
Brantford &
District
Sept.5  –  9am – 2pm (registration at 8am)

Soap Box Derby, Open House & BBQ

1 Icomm Drive

Contact Jeff Van Wyk: Phone: (519) 717-0228; email: [email protected]

Durham Region Sept.5  –  11am – 3pm

Picnic at Memorial Park 100 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa

Activities include live music, bouncy castle, ice cream, slushies, food & drinks, RC cars, face painting and treats for the kids.

Contact John MacDonald: Phone: (905) 424-2776

Hamilton Sept.5  – 10:30am – 3pm

Parade starts at 10:30am at York Blvd/Queen St. North to Rolph’s Gate (Dundurn National Historic Site). Following is a picnic at Dundurn Park.

Phone: (905) 547-2944

Kenora Sept.5 – 11am – 2pm

Picnic/BBQ at Keewatin Beatty Park (10th Street)

Contact Donna Wiebe: Phone (807) 468-7203; email: [email protected]

Kingston Sept.5  – 10am – 2pm

Parade and picnic at McBurney Park (191 Ordnance St, Frontenac ON K7K 3S7

Phone: (613) 329-5901; email: [email protected]

Download the Labour Day flyer here

Kitchener Sept.5 – 12pm – 4pm

Picnic – Waterloo Park 50 Young St W, Waterloo ON N2L 2Z4

Contact Dave Eales: Phone: (519) 743-8301; email: [email protected]

Lindsay & District Sept.4 – 12pm – Picnic

Old Mill Park, 16 Kent St.E, Lindsay, ON  K9V 2J4 Activities include: games, bouncy castle, music, dinosaur egg hunt and BBQ.

Please send donations.

Contact James Mulhern: Phone: (705) 324-7841; email: [email protected]

Download the Labour Day flyer here

Niagara Region Sept.5 – 10:30am – 7pm

Parade starts at 10:30am from Pen Centre (221 Glendale Ave.) followed by a family carnival from 12pm – 7pm

Contact Lou Ann Binning: Phone: (905) 708-4022; email: [email protected]

North Bay Sept.5  – Waterfront Park (100 Main St. E, North Bay, ON P1B 1A8)

Parade of flags starts at 11am followed by a picnic starting at 12pm.

Contact Henri Giroux: Phone: (705) 471-7746

Ottawa Sept.5 – 12pm – 4pm

Parade begins at Ottawa City Hall (Elgin St and Lisgar St.) at noon and ends at McNabb Park (Bronson and Gladstone) where picnic will be held from 1pm-4pm.

Activities include live music, games, pony rides, food and drinks, clowns and face painting.

Phone: (613) 233-7820; email: [email protected]

Peel Region Sept. 3 – 11am – 3pm

Picnic at Gage Park (1030 Main Street E).

Contact Jim McDowell: Phone: (416) 587-8809

Peterborough Sept.5 – 12pm – 2:30pm.

Picnic at Nichols Oval Park (725 Armour Road)

Phone: (705) 742-9286; email: [email protected]

Renfrew Sept.5

Festivities at Pembroke Marina

Organized by Renfrew County Labour Council

Sarnia  Sept.5 — Parade and BBQ

Parade starts at 9:30am at Sarnia Library (corner of Wellington & Christina) and ending at Centennial Park, Front Street.  BBQ held at Unifor 914 Hall

Phone: (519) 542-2375; email: [email protected]

Download the Labour Day flyer here

Sault Ste. Marie Sept.5 – 11am – 4pm.

March and BBQ – Roberta Bondar Pavillion (65 Foster Drive)

Phone: (705) 941-8589; email: [email protected]

Download the Labour Day flyer here

Sudbury Sept.5 – 10am – 4pm

March & picnic – Bell Park (Paris Street)

Phone: (705) 674-1223; email: [email protected]

Download the Labour Day flyer here

Thunder Bay Sept.5 – 11am – 3pm

Picnic at Current River Park (450 Dewe Avenue)

Phone: (807) 345-2621; email: [email protected]

Timmins Sept.5 – 11am – 6pm

March around Gillies Lake (100 Lakeshore Rd.)

Picnic at Hollinger Park (565 Algonquin Blvd E, P4N 1B7)

Contact J.P. Deilets: Phone: (705) 274-3400; email: [email protected]

Toronto &
York Region
Sept.5 – Parade

Meet at 9AM – Gathering west side of University, north from Armoury to Dundas W marching to Exhibition Place.

Phone: (416) 441-3663; email: [email protected]

Windsor Sept.5 – 10am.

Parade starting at Unifor Local 200/444 Union Hall and ends at Fogolar Furlan Club (1800 N Service Road (E.C. Row) with a picnic.

Contact Mike Malott: Phone: (519) 252-8281; email: [email protected]

Download the Labour Day flyer here

 

Sep
13
Tue
CUPE Ontario 2016 Golf Tournament @ Richmond Hill Club & Resort
Sep 13 @ 8:00 am
Sep
19
Mon
CACO Conference 2016 @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London
Sep 19 – Sep 20 all day
Sep
20
Tue
HCWCC Conference 2016 @ London DoubleTree by Hilton
Sep 20 – Sep 23 all day

For information on:

Hotel, Workshops, Draft Agenda, Access Request Form, Family or Dependent Care Subsidy, Registration forms and more, click here.

Oct
1
Sat
Rally for Decent Work @ Queen's Park
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm

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Oct
4
Tue
Make it Blue for Time to Care
Oct 4 all day

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Oct
5
Wed
Northern Ontario CUPE Conference (NOCC) 2016 @ Ramada Timmins
Oct 5 – Oct 7 all day