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

 CUPE BC RWC | Black History Month Poster Project | Feb 2023.                    The CUPE BC Racialized Workers Committee is working on the 2023 Black History Month poster to educate members on the often forgotten and erased history of Black people and    Black communities in Canada. These posters will be sent out electronically to all Locals. To receive printed copies for Local offices, please e-mail with the subject line “Black History Month Poster Recipient List” and quantity required by Monday, January 9, 2023.

CCDI | Unlearning Fatphobia Webinar | Jan 24                  In the wake of countless weight-loss resolutions in the New Year, why not explore the entrenched fatphobic assumptions in our cultural fabric and challenge social and individual assumptions about weight? The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion webinar Unlearning fatphobia – Body diversity and fat inclusion introduces the concepts of body diversity, fatphobia and fat inclusion in the workplace. To view a wide range of educational resources from CCDI, also browse their list of downloadable guides.

 Date & Time: Jan 24, 2023 | 1:00 – 2:00pm (Eastern)        Fee: $39 for the general public, free for affiliates

Registration: Click here

 CCDI Consulting | Remote Training for Inclusion & Diversity | Jan – May 2023                      The consulting branch of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion has three certificate programs (13 courses total) currently open for registration, all based on their IDEA strategy.


Foundations in IDEA

Jan 10 – 26, 2023

Apr 12 – 29, 2023

Jul 6 – 24, 2023

Fee: $499 + applicable taxes


IDEA Influencer

Jan 31 – Mar 2, 2023

Jul 27 – Aug 28, 2023


Fee: $699 + applicable taxes


Anti-racism Education

May 3 – Jun 2, 2023



Fee: $699 + applicable taxes

 British Columbia Reconciliation Award | Jan 20                                                 Nominations close January 20th for the 2023 BC Reconciliation Award, whose selection committee includes representation by Indigenous Elders, BC First Nations leadership and government partners. View the nomination guide, nominate a British Columbian or group/organization that demonstrates exceptional commitment to advancing the principles of Reconciliation via the nomination form (scroll down), and view the 2022 awardee profiles.

 Lancaster House | Labour Relations Certificate (virtual) | Feb 7                                                 The deadline for the virtual Labour Relations Certificate program presented by Toronto Metropolitan University and Lancaster House is December 30th, 2022. The program counts for 28 CPD hours and features 6 Toronto M.U. faculty combining theory, reading research, and professional experience.

 Program Schedule.      Feb 7 – Mar 2, 2023 | 12:30pm – 4:00pm (Eastern), eight sessions.       Fee: $4,995 + HST

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