May 30, 2018 – June 2, 2018

Toronto Sheraton Centre
123 Queen St W
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Contact: Meaghan Dixon
905-739-9739 x 611
[email protected]

Convention Call

In accordance with Article 4 of the Constitution, you are hereby notified that the 55th Annual Convention of this Division will convene at the Toronto Sheraton Centre at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 and will conclude on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Sectoral Caucuses will be held on May 29, 2018. Read the complete final call here.


Click here for the full list of positions up for election at Convention 2018.

Any member who has declared for election to any position, and makes it known in writing to the Secretary-Treasurer no later than March 16, 2018, 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]

Convention App

CUPE Ontario is again providing all members with a Convention App, downloadable for iOS (Apple), Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices. The app will be available here closer to the date of Convention.

Registration Fee

Credential Type

Fee if on or before April 30th

Fee after April 30th











All delegate accommodations are to be made through W. E. Travel before May 4th at 1-888-676-7747 or reserved on-line by clicking here


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 included a copy of an 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. Please forward requests to Kerry Davenport at [email protected].

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.


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.

Forms and more

A draft agenda will be available closer to the date of Convention.

All resolutions to be considered at a Convention must be submitted by a Local Union or District Council, or by the Executive Board of the Division, or committee thereof, so that they are in the office of the Secretary-Treasurer no later than Forty-Eight (48) Days prior to the Convention, and must not exceed 200 words in total.


April 12, 2018 is the deadline for receiving Resolutions and Constitutional Amendments.


All resolutions must be submitted under the letterhead of the affiliate submitting same, and signed by the Presiding Officer and Secretary of such affiliate [Article 4(h)].  Please address resolutions to Candace Rennick via email to Kareena Kawall at [email protected] or fax to 905-739-9740, ensuring that all originals are forwarded to the CUPE Ontario Office immediately thereafter.

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 16
Resolutions / Constitutional Amendments deadline April 12
Hotel Reservations deadline May 4
Local Assistance form submission deadline March 31
Convention Awards (Sisters in Solidarity, H&S, IWAC, Racial Justice) 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

One of the most important contributions to an efficient Convention is the work carried out by the five Convention committees.  You must be a registered delegate to Convention in order to serve on most of these committees.  Some committees require you to attend pre-Convention meetings.

Committee Name Meeting Location Requirements No. of Members
Constitutions April 20, Ontario Office Registered delegate 5
Resolutions April 18 & 19, Ontario Office Registered delegate 7
Ways & Means April 16 & 17, CUPE Ontario Office Registered delegate 3
Credentials Monday, May 28, Sheraton Centre Registered delegate 15
Distribution Tuesday, May 29, Sheraton Centre Registered delegates/alternates 20 – 30

For a detailed description of the duties and tasks for each committee, visit


As outlined, there are a limited number of members per committee.  If you wish to serve on a Convention committee, contact your local and ask that your name be submitted to the CUPE Ontario Office addressed to Candace Rennick via David Duquesnay at

no later than March 1st.

The Division will be responsible for payment of expenses for the pre-Convention meetings, i.e. per diem ($70 full day; $35 half day), hotel accommodation, lost time and any necessary travel.

Download the Convention Committee form by clicking here.

Read the complete final call here.


Fred Hahn


Candace Rennick

First Vice-President

Michael Hurley

Second Vice-President

Yolanda McClean

Third Vice-President

Eddie Pereira

Fourth Vice President

Tiffany Balducci

Representative for Racialized Workers

Veriline Howe

Representative for Women

Yasmeen Mirza

Representative for Workers with Disabilities

Peter Stapper

Representative for Young Workers

Renée Bursey

Members at Large

Mohammad Akbar

Kimberly Goode

Patrick Hannon

Alexandra Milliken

Nicole Picton

Fred Shilson

Tracey St. Aubin


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