Events & Conferences
Ontario Health Coalition Upcoming Events and Meetings
At local health coalition meetings, upcoming events and initiatives are planned. Local coalitions are working on fighting hospital cuts, protecting public health care for all against privatization and 2-tier user fees for patients, improving home care and long-term care, stopping the privatization of primary care, improving quality and reducing wait times, protecting democratic decision-making and public access to information about our health care institutions and system. Local coalitions are open to anyone who is interested and who supports the aims and values of the health coalition — to safeguard and improve public health care for all under the principles of equity and fairness that are embodied in the Canada Health Act. All are welcome! Please spread the word!!
Peterborough Health Coalition regular monthly planning meeting, Thursday August 3, 4:30 p.m. at the Labour Council, 246 Romaine St. All are welcome!
Save Our Hospital regular monthly planning meeting, Thursday August 3, 6:30 p.m. Committee Room of the Welland City Hall, First St. Welland. All are welcome!
Hamilton Health Coalition, regular monthly planning meeting, Monday August 28, 3:00 p.m. USW Local 1005 Hall, 350 Kenilworth Avenue North, 2nd floor. All are welcome!
We Can’t “Bear” to Lose Public Medicare – Tour in Northwestern Ontario
Last fall, Jeff Hanks, co-chair of the London Health Coalition spotted a giant teddy bear in Costco. His idea, to create the slogan “We Can’t ‘Bear’ to Lose Medicare” and do a media event with it to educate the public about the threat of health care privatization was taken up by the Ontario Health Coalition. After a kick-off in London last fall and a special event in Sault Ste. Marie in the early spring, volunteers Peter Boyle and Don Arkell took the giant bear on a tour across Ontario to 20 towns. Natalie Mehra, OHC executive director, flew to Thunder Bay to join Jules Tupker, Suzanne Pulice and the local Health Coalition. Everywhere, the giant bear has been a hit, garnering dozens of media stories and helping with our public education initiative. Thank you Jeff for the great idea, and thank you all for coming out to the events in your communities!
We are doing another leg of the tour in Northwestern Ontario this summer. Please come out and join:
Friday, August 11, noon, Town Hall, 120 Marks St.
Friday August 11, 4 p.m., corner of Church St. & Portage St.
Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m., City Hall, 3 Main St.
Saturday, August 12, 2 p.m. King St. & Whyte Ave.
Sunday, August 13, 2 p.m. Front St. & 5th Ave.
Monday, August 14, 10:30 a.m. Township Office, 3rd & Front St.
Monday, August 14, 1 p.m. Community Centre, Selkirk & Hwy 17.
Monday August 14, 4 p.m. Wilson General Memorial Hospital, Peninsula Rd.
On Monday, September 4, CUPE Ontario members will take part in Labour Day events in communities across the province.
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, better wages, pay equity laws and same-sex spousal benefits.
This year we will be putting our focus on Bill 148 and the need for real changes to the Labour Relations Act, including union card check certification for all, anti-scab provisions and first contract arbitration. Along with these issues we will be highlighting the fight for $15 and fairness.
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 2017 (more events will be posted here soon):|
||Sept.4 – 11am – 2pm
Labour Day Family Picnic
Memorial Park, Oshawa
Free food, entertainment and fun! Live music, face painting, RC Cars, Treats for the Kids, Hotdogs, Cold Drinks & Watermelon. All are welcome!
||Sept. 4 – Riverside Park from 12 noon to 3pm.
Hotdogs, corn samosas, rides for the kids and community info tables.
||For information on Hamilton labour day activies, click here|
|North Bay & District
Labour Day Family Fun Day
North Bay Waterfront
We will be offering a Train or Carousel ride, various games and activities, music, and, of course, food. Hamburgers and Hot Dogs are traditional, along with juice, soda pop and cotton candy.
|Toronto & York Region||Sept.4 – Parade
Meet at 9AM – Gathering west side of University, north of Armoury St., marching to Exhibition Place. Wrist bands for access to the CNE will only be available to those who join us for the march.
Registration Fee: Affiliates $215.00
Late Fee after September 9th $ 50.00
All hotel reservations are to be made through W.E. Travel 1-888-676-7747
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Room rate: $175.00 Cityview $195 Fallsview (+ taxes)
Cut-off date: Wednesday, August 24, 2017
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On Tuesday September 19 at 8:00am, CACO is hosting its first CACO Women’s Caucus. This caucus is for CUPE Paramedic Services workers who identify as women.
Health Care Workers Coordinating Committee
September 19 – 22, 2017
6755 Fallsview Boulevard
Niagara Falls, ON
If you require small local financial assistance, on-site child care, simultaneous French translation,
ASL, or have any other accessibility needs, please see our website at:
www.cupe.on.ca or contact our office at 905-739-9739.
THESE FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED BY AUGUST 24TH, 2017
If you require this notice in French, please also visit our website.
Welcome to CUPE Ontario
CUPE is Ontario’s community union. Our members provide the quality public services we all rely on, in every part of the province, every day.
CUPE Ontario provides a strong political voice for more than 258,000 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.