CUPE National Women’s Conference | Mar 12-15, 2023 – Save the date for the CUPE National Women’s Conference next March, which will bring together members from across the country to advocate for women’s rights and gender equality in the union, in the workplace, and all areas of society.

 National Indigenous Veterans Day | Nov 8 – Next week is the National Indigenous Veterans Day. Video resources about Indigenous Veterans are compiled at the national veterans site. As well, view the attached resource list compiled by the District Indigenization Coordinator at BC School District 8, Kootenay Lake.

BCMSA | Joint OH&S Training | Nov 17 – Enrollment is open for members of Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committees to complete the one-day JOHSC Fundamentals virtual training course designed by WorkSafeBC and the BC Municipal Safety Association.       Date & Time: Nov 17, 2022 | 8:00am – 4:00pm (Pacific).     Fee: $150

BC Fed H&S | Incident Investigations | Nov 18 –  Participants in BC Federation Health & Safety Centre’s upcoming Incident Investigations course will examine the new legal requirements for incident investigations, examine the principles of incident causation, investigation results, and preparing reports.         Date & Time: Nov 18, 2022 | 8:30am – 4:30pm (Pacific)
Location: Comfort Inn & Suites at 8255 166 Street, Surrey, BC      Fee: $155

BC Fed | Gig Workers Deserve Better Campaign – The BC Federation of Labour is campaigning on behalf of basic employment rights for gig workers. The brochure attached here can be distributed to gig workers in your community who would like to unionize, including a website they can submit their stories.

OSA | Survey BC Seniors 2022 Volunteer Call –   The Office of the Seniors Advocate, an independent office of the provincial government, is surveying seniors in long-term care across the province for 2022. Volunteer surveyors can apply here or call 1-877-952-9181. Survey results from 2017 are also available.

CLiFF 2022 | Nov 2022 –  The 14th annual Canadian Labour Internation Film Festival is here! The film catalogue is available for free streaming online on the scheduled dates, and in various live in-person locations, featuring unions from throughout Canada and the world.

Covenant House | Sleep Out Fundraiser | Nov 17 – $209,144.43 has already been raised by 21 teams and 46 participants in the Sleep Out fundraiser in aid of 24/7 care for young people seeking shelter. On November 17th, a community of executives, professional leaders, companies and individuals will be giving up their bed for one night to ensure that vulnerable young people can sleep safely atCovenant House Vancouver, and those wishing to donate to the project can choose a team or participant to help.

United Way | Lunchtime Discussion Panel | Nov 22 –  Stronger Unions Make Stronger Communities is a free in-person lunchtime discussion panel hosted in Vancouver by United Way BC and United Way Southern Vancouver Island. Reserve a spot here.       Date & Time: Nov 22, 2022 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm (Pacific).        Location: Vancouver Convention Centre East (Room 1-3) at 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

CHSF-CAS | Coalition APM | Nov 23 –  Save the date for the Coalition for Healthy School Food virtual Annual Members Meeting to plan the Coalition’s activities. To choose a roundtable theme (National School Nutritious Meal Program proposal or Pre-Budget 2023 Submission) members can e-mail Follow additional CHSF news & updates here.        Date & Time: Nov 23, 2022 | 12:00pm – 3:00pm (Eastern)

Lancaster House | Spotlight on Medical Information | Nov 25 – Lancaster House is offering practical guidance on handling medical information through an upcoming virtual workshop. Four experienced counsel and medical experts in the speaker line-up will be delving into the legal framework governing the collection, use and storage of employee personal health information.     Date & Time: Nov 25, 2022 | 10:00am – 5:00pm (Mountain).     Fee: $945

DEWC Holiday Wishlist | Dec 2022   –    Those wanting to contribute to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre members in need this winter season can drop off items from the wishlist below at 302 Columbia St., Vancouver. For more information contact from the Fundraising team.


– Lip balm & hand cream

– Make-up & make-up bags

– Body wash, toothbrush & toothpaste

– Hair brush and combs


– Gloves, scarves, hats

– Underwear & socks

– Pajamas (S, M, L) & slippers

– Throws & blankets


– For 1-5 years / 6-9 years

Christmas chocolates & cookies


– Gift cards

– Sporting goods

– Backpacks & school supplies

– Art supplies