Register your retiree delegates to the May Convention now!  

CUPE locals send either one or two retiree delegates. There is no cost for registration. (The CUPE Ontario Constitution allows for one delegate per local of 200 members or less and 2 delegates for locals of 201 members or more.) 

Members in Action – Retirees Network:

CUPE Ontario retirees are currently retired members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees living across Ontario.

When our public services, our pensions, our benefits and our public health care system are threatened by all levels of government and their corporate allies, we firmly believe that we, as retirees, must come together to fight to protect our rights. hard-won and to show our solidarity with current unionized and non-unionized workers who are fighting for better working conditions and to build a better society.

To join our network, please complete the form at the bottom of this page or simply call us at 905-739-9739 or email us at [email protected]

To join our network, fill out the form at the bottom of this page or simply call us at 905-739-9739 or e-mail us at [email protected]

Current chair/executive board rep of our Retirees Network, Stephen Seaborn of CUPE Local 1281.

CUPE Ontario‘s Retirees Network chair, Stephen Patrick Seaborn, wants to meet with your local’s retirees. Brother Seaborn is available — invite him to meet with your local’s retirees via [email protected] or text 416 737 2980.

Rally photo

• CUPE Retirees Network member Ed Thomas of local 5167 (pictured here on the right) has shared “terms of reference” and model By Laws for Retirees Committees at locals. Get your copy of each to share with your local. Contact [email protected]

Retiree Engagement:

One of the ways locals and district councils are supporting their retiree members (and, importantly, drawing retirees back into the work of our union) is by establishing, via a local meeting motion, a Retiree Council or Committee.

  • Support from CUPE Staff Reps is, of course, really important for promoting retiree engagement by setting up Retirees’ Committees.

Join the Retirees Network

Just fill in the form below:

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    In late March, the Semi-annual Retirees Meeting took place in person and online. The 40 participants from across the province agreed to engage in 3 province-wide campaigns 

    1. Vote for Healthcare;
    2. Climate Action ;
    3. Enough is enough – Are you fed up?

    Join CUPE Retirees in Ontario on Facebook for updates and watch this site for the call for delegates to the November Semi-annual Retirees Meeting! 

    Image shows six Retirees' Network members gathered around a "Retirees" Network table display sign.

    Retirees will be asking their CUPE locals to send a retiree delegate to the next CUPE Ontario Convention in May. (The CUPE Ontario constitution allows for one delegate per local of 200 members or less and 2 delegates for locals of 201 members or more.

    This is item 7 of from the  2022 CUPE Ontario Action Plan 

    Action Plan Item ACTION
           7 Through our Retirees Network and working with CUPE councils, ensure that recent retirees continue to have avenues to stay involved in various levels of CUPE Ontario, to be able to use their time and motivation to support our work, while mentoring the next generation of activists, to ensure that we don’t lose the wealth of knowledge and experience those retirees have accumulated through years of activism.

    Friday October 1st was the International Day of Older Persons. Each year, this day allows retirees to reflect on the situation we are facing across Ontario.