CUPE BC Updates: General Announcements & Resources

Dear members,

Please read on for general CUPE BC announcements and to learn more about upcoming events, learning resources, and community engagement opportunities. If this email was forwarded to you and you wish to be added to our mailing list, please send an email request to

Deadline Extension | CUPE BC Committee Nominations | July 12

Please note that the deadline for committee nominations has been extended to Monday, July 12. Please access the online nomination form and committee Terms of Reference using the links below:

Online Nomination Form: Click here

Committee Terms of Reference: Click here

Extended Deadline:  Monday, July 12, 2021 (end of day)

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email the CUPE BC Office ( for further assistance.

Free Webinar | Contract Worker Justice – Creating a Fairer SFU | July 13

SFU’s CERi and Labour Studies Program will be hosting a free webinar on July 13 to discuss the outsourcing of contract workers at SFU.  Please join to hear from frontline workers and community leaders, including CUPE BC president Karen Ranalletta, and learn about ways to support SFU contract workers in their campaign for justice.

Date: July 13, 2021.    Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm (PDT)               Registration: Click here

Contract Worker @ SFU Campaign:

CoDev Board of Directors | Annual General Meeting | Sept 15

CoDevelopment Canada (CoDev) is seeking nominations from eligible candidates to run for the CoDev Board at its September 15 Annual General Meeting.  Please find the meeting details below, and click here for more information regarding board eligibility, roles, and responsibilities.  Please direct any questions to Jeffrey Cramer /(604)-708-1495 ext 1

AGM Date: September 15, 2021.          Time:  6:00-8:00 pm PT.         Board of Director Application Form:  Click here

Nomination Submission Deadline:  July 16, 2021

Free Online Course | Indigenous Canada | University of Alberta | Open Enrolment

Indigenous Canada is a free, 12-lesson online course from the UAlberta Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, the course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Topics for the 12 lessons include the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions.  Please click here to enroll and/or access course videos from the syllabus for viewing at your own pace.

Online Petition | National Day of Mourning | Lost Children of Residential School

Click here to sign a petition calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to recognize a National Day of Mourning for the lost children of residential school and the 215 lost loved ones found by the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc community at the Kamloops Indian Residential School.  The petition also calls on Ministers Marc Miller and Carolyn Bennett to support the community in their healing, and care for the lost children of this genocide.

Should you have any questions regarding this update, please email for additional information.

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