View our calendar of upcoming conferences and events across Ontario.

May
25
Thu
Walk the Picket Line at #OurTorontoZoo with CUPE National President Mark Hancock and CUPE 1600 Members @ Toronto Zoo
May 25 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Walk the Picket Line at #OurTorontoZoo with CUPE National President Mark Hancock and CUPE 1600 Members @ Toronto Zoo  | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

CUPE National President Mark Hancock will walk the picket line with CUPE 1600 members at #OurTorontoZoo. Join them from 9:30am to 11:30am at the Zoo’s main entrance (2000 Meadowvale Road).

May
29
Mon
Woodstock Ontario Health Coalition Meeting @ TBA
May 29 @ 7:00 pm
Woodstock Ontario Health Coalition Meeting @ TBA

Oxford Coalition for Social Justice, regular monthly meeting  7 p.m. Monday May 29.

For location please call Bryan at (519) 456-5270.

May
30
Tue
We Can’t “Bear” to Lose Medicare Tour @ Locations across Ontario
May 30 – Jun 14 all day

The giant teddy bear is 7-feet tall and 4 1/2 foot-wide: a much-loved and friendly prop to help educate our communities about the threat of health care privatization. Private for-profit clinics are trying to take over services from our local public non-profit hospitals. They charge user fees amounting to hundreds or even thousands of dollars for diagnostic tests and surgeries, in violation of Canada’s medicare laws. The private clinics have even launched a court challenge to bring down the laws the protect patients from such user fees. The slogan is We Can’t “Bear” to Lose Medicare – is a warning about the threat posed by privatization. We will be holding a media conference in each community and we will have information leaflets available to the public. We will raise funds along the way to cover the cost of the tour and to help the B.C. Health Coalition intervene in the legal challenge brought by the private clinics. All are welcome to join.

 

Please come out and help spread the word!

May
31
Wed
Stratford Ontario Health Coalition Meeting
May 31 all day
Stratford Ontario Health Coalition Meeting

Wednesday May 31. Please call Treena for time and location: 647-537-4357. All welcome.

Overnight Vigil at Queen’s Park @ Queen's Park
May 31 @ 8:00 pm

Cultural showcase to celebrate the resilience of injured workers, featuring music, poetry, storytelling, and satire. Led by the Women of Inspiration Injured Worker Group.

Jun
1
Thu
Fighting Back Against Unsafe and Toxic Work @ OCAD Auditorium, Room 190
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm

A panel discussion featuring workers who are organizing in different sectors but on similar issues. We aim to open a conversation on how we can connect our organizing efforts and bring together a powerful, worker-led front for safe work and full compensation. Featured speakers include:

  • Janice Martell – Founder of the McIntyre Powder Project
  • Sue James – Retired worker from the Peterborough GE factory
  • Heather Neiser – Healthcare worker and anti-workplace violence activist with OCHU
  • Len Elliott – OPSEU executive member and Health & Safety advocate

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1960098277553292/

Jun
20
Tue
Scarborough Ontario Health Coalition @ Scarborough Civic Centre Committe Room 1
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm
Scarborough Ontario Health Coalition @ Scarborough Civic Centre Committe Room 1 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Scarborough Health Coalition, upcoming monthly meetings

Tuesday June 20 at 6:30 p.m. Scarborough Civic Centre Committee Room 1, 150 Borough Drive.

All welcome. For more information Kingley Kwok: 416-835-3377.

Aug
5
Sat
Carnival 2017 @ Exhibition Place
Aug 5 all day
Carnival 2017 @ Exhibition Place | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Join CUPE Ontario and Whitfield Belasco’s Concept Costume Creators to celebrate Toronto Carnival on August 5, 2017! Around the world, Carnival celebrations began as part of the struggle for emancipation. They were a way for enslaved Africans to assert their dignity and humanity in a society where they were prohibited from other forms of expression. This year, as part of the 50th anniversary of Toronto’s Carnival, CUPE Ontario is asking each Local to encourage member participation in Carnival, and for larger Locals to sponsor members to attend this important cultural event.

To register, please visit CUPE Ontario’s Carnival page.

Oct
31
Tue
Fall School 2017 @ Sheraton Centre Hotel,
Oct 31 – Nov 5 all day
May
25
Thu
Walk the Picket Line at #OurTorontoZoo with CUPE National President Mark Hancock and CUPE 1600 Members @ Toronto Zoo
May 25 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Walk the Picket Line at #OurTorontoZoo with CUPE National President Mark Hancock and CUPE 1600 Members @ Toronto Zoo  | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

CUPE National President Mark Hancock will walk the picket line with CUPE 1600 members at #OurTorontoZoo. Join them from 9:30am to 11:30am at the Zoo’s main entrance (2000 Meadowvale Road).

May
29
Mon
Woodstock Ontario Health Coalition Meeting @ TBA
May 29 @ 7:00 pm
Woodstock Ontario Health Coalition Meeting @ TBA

Oxford Coalition for Social Justice, regular monthly meeting  7 p.m. Monday May 29.

For location please call Bryan at (519) 456-5270.

May
30
Tue
We Can’t “Bear” to Lose Medicare Tour @ Locations across Ontario
May 30 – Jun 14 all day

The giant teddy bear is 7-feet tall and 4 1/2 foot-wide: a much-loved and friendly prop to help educate our communities about the threat of health care privatization. Private for-profit clinics are trying to take over services from our local public non-profit hospitals. They charge user fees amounting to hundreds or even thousands of dollars for diagnostic tests and surgeries, in violation of Canada’s medicare laws. The private clinics have even launched a court challenge to bring down the laws the protect patients from such user fees. The slogan is We Can’t “Bear” to Lose Medicare – is a warning about the threat posed by privatization. We will be holding a media conference in each community and we will have information leaflets available to the public. We will raise funds along the way to cover the cost of the tour and to help the B.C. Health Coalition intervene in the legal challenge brought by the private clinics. All are welcome to join.

 

Please come out and help spread the word!

May
31
Wed
Stratford Ontario Health Coalition Meeting
May 31 all day
Stratford Ontario Health Coalition Meeting

Wednesday May 31. Please call Treena for time and location: 647-537-4357. All welcome.

Overnight Vigil at Queen’s Park @ Queen's Park
May 31 @ 8:00 pm

Cultural showcase to celebrate the resilience of injured workers, featuring music, poetry, storytelling, and satire. Led by the Women of Inspiration Injured Worker Group.

Jun
1
Thu
Fighting Back Against Unsafe and Toxic Work @ OCAD Auditorium, Room 190
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm

A panel discussion featuring workers who are organizing in different sectors but on similar issues. We aim to open a conversation on how we can connect our organizing efforts and bring together a powerful, worker-led front for safe work and full compensation. Featured speakers include:

  • Janice Martell – Founder of the McIntyre Powder Project
  • Sue James – Retired worker from the Peterborough GE factory
  • Heather Neiser – Healthcare worker and anti-workplace violence activist with OCHU
  • Len Elliott – OPSEU executive member and Health & Safety advocate

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1960098277553292/

Jun
20
Tue
Scarborough Ontario Health Coalition @ Scarborough Civic Centre Committe Room 1
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm
Scarborough Ontario Health Coalition @ Scarborough Civic Centre Committe Room 1 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Scarborough Health Coalition, upcoming monthly meetings

Tuesday June 20 at 6:30 p.m. Scarborough Civic Centre Committee Room 1, 150 Borough Drive.

All welcome. For more information Kingley Kwok: 416-835-3377.

Aug
5
Sat
Carnival 2017 @ Exhibition Place
Aug 5 all day
Carnival 2017 @ Exhibition Place | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Join CUPE Ontario and Whitfield Belasco’s Concept Costume Creators to celebrate Toronto Carnival on August 5, 2017! Around the world, Carnival celebrations began as part of the struggle for emancipation. They were a way for enslaved Africans to assert their dignity and humanity in a society where they were prohibited from other forms of expression. This year, as part of the 50th anniversary of Toronto’s Carnival, CUPE Ontario is asking each Local to encourage member participation in Carnival, and for larger Locals to sponsor members to attend this important cultural event.

To register, please visit CUPE Ontario’s Carnival page.