WILD - Women in Leadership Development

Calling all Indigenous, Black, and racialized CUPE women, it is time to apply to CUPE Ontario’s new Women’s Leadership Program!

Our time is now. It is time for us to break barriers and dive into leadership development in our union and our communities.

At the 2019 CUPE Ontario Convention, members adopted the Anti-Racism Organization Action Plan (AROAP) with the goal to address the systemic underrepresentation and exclusion of Indigenous, Black and racialized members in our union.

Following two years of COVID restrictions, CUPE Ontario is launching the Women in Leadership Development (WILD) program for Indigenous, Black, and racialized women.

WILD is a radical new leadership program set to start in the Summer of 2022. This new training will equip Indigenous, Black, and racialized women to further think and act strategically and critically, build capacity to communicate with confidence, take risks and build bridges.

Most importantly, it will inspire us to be the creative and courageous leaders the movement needs.

The program will consist of:

  • An in-person 5-day session in August 2022
  • A leadership project
  • Working with a mentor
  • A closing weekend session in Spring 2023

We are looking for members from affiliated locals who:

  • Have lived experience as a woman who is Indigenous, Black, or racialized
  • Bring leadership experience or are new activists
  • Come from across the province and sectors

While we’re really excited to have people participate in this program, in our first year, the training will be offered in English.

This application is now live and will close July 1 2022.

Contact [email protected] if you have any questions or need more information and we will get back to you as soon as possible.