Online Applications Open | Aubrey Burton/Reg Ford Scholarship | Aug 19

CUPE BC is now accepting applications online for the Aubrey Burton/Reg Ford Scholarship.   Scholarships are awarded on both a competitive and lottery basis based on the following criteria:

  1. Parent, Guardian or Spouse of Applicant, or the Applicant her/himself must be a member in good standing of a CUPE Local affiliated to CUPE BC at the time of application.
  2. Applicant must have completed Grade 12 in the current or previous calendar year.
  3. Applicant must be entering first year of a recognized public postsecondary institution in BC. A copy of the acceptance letter from the admitting institution must be supplied.
  4. Applicant must complete an online application form supported by copies of the Senior Secondary Statement Transcript and letter(s) of reference from school principal or counsellor.

Online Application Form: Click here Application Deadline: August 19, 2022 (end of day)

CUPE BC Ticket Giveaway | BC Lions | Jun 25

CUPE BC will be giving away a limited number of tickets for the BC Lions/Toronto Argonauts match this weekend via Please submit expressions of interest byFriday, Jun 24, 3:30pm.

Date & Time: Saturday, Jun 25, 2022 | 7:00pm

Location: BC Place, Vancouver, BC


Asian-Canadian Labour Alliance | What Rights Do I Have? Workshop | Jun 25

In collaboration with SFU’s David Lam Centre and Labour Studies Program, the ACLA  is hosting a workshop for Asian newcomers to Canada and Asian Canadians who are new to working in either unionized or non-unionized workplaces, with speakers including Eric Seto of UFCW 247 and Julie Diesta of the Vancouver Committee for Domestic Workers’ and Caregivers’ Rights.

Date & Time: Saturday, Jun 25, 2022 | 10:00am (Pacific)

Location: SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC

Registration: E-mail or call 778-388-8025

IAMAW | YVR Screeners Solidarity Rally | Jun 28

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge 16 is holding a coordinated rally at the Vancouver Airport to protest the undervaluing of screening officers by third-party contractors. Please view the attached letter by Lodge 16 President.

Date & Time: Jun 28, 2022 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm (Pacific)

Location: YVR (Vancouver Airport) across from International Arrivals

CALM | State of Union Communications Survey | Jul 15

The Canadian Association of Labour Media is collecting data related to union communications, which will be used as a basis for union communication benchmarks. The survey is open until July 15th, 2022.

Burnaby Pride Celebrations | Jul 23

The 5th annual Burnaby’s Pride celebrates the diversity of Burnaby’s local 2SLGBTQIA+ community and all those who support them!

Date & Time: Saturday, Jul 23 | 12:00pm – 5:00pm (Pacific)
Location: Civic Square, 6100 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby, BC


Solidarity Notes | Weekly Practice at Britannia | Jul 2022

Union choir Solidarity Notes holds practice Sundays 10:30am – 12:00pm at the Britannia Community Centre in Vancouver every week until their August-long break, and new members are welcome. For more information, fill out the contact form on their site.

SFU Labour Studies | African Ancestry Project Report
The attached report showcases data from the African Ancestry Project, a research initiative by SFU Labour Studies and Sociology Assistant Professor Maureen Kihika and Health and Sciences Research Fellow Alice Mũrage, on British Columbians’ diverse identities and experiences.

CCDI Webinar | Workplace Response to Tragic Events | Jul 26

How workplaces can respond to tragic news and events is a free webinar that explores difficult social events and how to address them compassionately as a team or organization. CCIP-certified attendees will receive a continued professional development credit.

Date & Time: Jul 26, 2022 | 1:00pm (Eastern)

Registration: Click here

EVA BC | Public Education Toolkit

Ending Violence Association of BC has a collection of public education resources to assist anti-violence organizations in raising awareness and providing anti-violence training. Materials may be adapted as needed with EVA BC cited as the source.