Events & Conferences
CUPE ONTARIO 59th ANNUAL CONVENTION
May 31st to June 3rd, 2023
Sector Caucuses on May 30th
In Person Convention
In accordance with Article 4 of the Constitution, you are hereby notified that the 59th Annual CUPE Ontario Convention will convene online on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 and will conclude on Saturday June 3, 2023. Registration details to follow.
Click here to read the First call notice.
Representation at Convention
|Basis of Representation||Maximum Number of Delegates|
|1 to 100 members||Two delegates|
|101 to 200 members||Three delegates|
|201 to 300 members||Four delegates|
|301 to 400 members||Five delegates|
|401 to 500 members||Six delegates|
|501 to 600 members||Seven delegates|
|601 to 700 members||Eight delegates|
|701 to 850 members||Nine delegates|
|851 to 1000 members||Ten delegates|
and one additional delegate for each additional 500 memberships or major portion thereof.
For each affiliated District Council, the basis for representation shall be two delegates. For each affiliated Council of Unions, the basis for representation shall be one delegate. Representatives from District Councils or Councils of Unions must hold membership in an affiliated Local Union.
Local unions sending one or more delegates who identify as a member of an equity seeking group (Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, racialized, women, workers with a disability and/or young workers) to the CUPE Ontario Convention shall be entitled to one (1) additional delegate. [Article 4(d)2.f of the CUPE Ontario Constitution.]
To be entitled to representation at Convention, a Local Union shall have paid per capita tax on its total membership up to and including March 31st of the year in which the Convention is held. Such payment must be received prior to the commencement of Convention. Any Local that has not paid up its per capita by this date will be subject to the Convention late fee for all delegates being seated. [Article 4(d)2.b) of the CUPE Ontario Constitution.]
Additionally, Article 6.7 of the National Constitution provides that no organization in arrears two (2) or more months with per capita tax payments to the National Union will be allowed representation at a Division Convention.
The membership upon which the per capita payment for the last quarter of the calendar year preceding Convention is made shall be used for the purpose of determining delegate representation at Convention. A District Council or Council of Unions shall have paid its annual affiliation fee by the commencement of Convention. [Article 4(d)2.c) & d) of the CUPE Ontario Constitution]
Please Note: Locals will receive credentials once paid up to December 31, 2022.
For more information on Convention call please click here.
OCTOBER 3, 2023
HEALTH & SAFETY FORUM (Optional) – 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
REGISTRATION – 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
CONFERENCE START – 6:00 pm
OCTOBER 6, 2023
CONFERENCE END – 12:00 pm (noon)
If you require on-site childcare, simultaneous French translation, ASL, or have any other accessibility needs, you should complete the requests as part of the online registration once it become available.
THE REQUESTS MUST BE COMPLETED BY TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2023.
Who we are
CUPE is Ontario’s community union. Our members provide the quality public services we rely on in every part of the province every day.
CUPE Ontario provides a strong political voice for more than 280,000 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.