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As front line service providers, the 230,000 CUPE members in Ontario are uniquely positioned to defend public services, not just by making sure to vote on October 25th, by getting involved in the elections right now as a volunteer helping to elect a candidate committed to public services.

In municipal campaigns even more than in provincial or federal elections, your volunteer efforts and your vote do make a difference because municipal voter turnouts are usually so low.   That’s right; one person’s vote and volunteer efforts can make the difference between winning and losing.

To help you get involved now, CUPE Ontario has prepared a range of materials that you can use.

For more information, contact Maureen Giuliani, CUPE Ontario Campaigns Coordinator at [email protected] or phone 416-299-9739 ext. 309.  Maureen will make sure that you are ready to be a protector of public services in your local community!

Campaign Materials:

Read the Municipal Elections Tool Kit (English) to learn how you can make a difference

Read the Municipal Elections Tool Kit (French)

Writing a letter on behalf of your local to your members is a great way to help get people involved in the campaign.  We have a form letter that you can send to your members with more information on how to get involved and what they can do to help. 
Click here to download the form letter that you can personalize for your local (English).
Click here to download the form letter that you can personalize for your local (French).

Find the meeting dates, times and locations for your local Area Leadership Meeting (Updated Oct. 1)

Read the letter from CUPE Ontario about the importance of the Municipal & School Board Elections

A list of Issues and Questions you can ask your candidates at an All-Candidates Meeting

See the letter “Pantalone’s support jumps in new poll, as Ford’s numbers seriously decline” in support of Joe Pantalone (October 13)

“Who’s best for mayor?”  An open letter to CUPE Ontario members in Toronto from President Fred Hahn