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 Education | July & August Courses

Register soon for CUPE Education online workshops this summer, as seats fill up quickly. The following courses are available:

Introduction to Stewarding (OLS)
July 10, 2023 | 9:00am – 4:00pm


Anti-Harassment and Bystander Training (OLS)
July 13, 2023 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Introduction to Allyship (OLS)
July 24, 2023 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
BARG – Preparing for Bargaining (OLS)
July 27, 2023 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Conflict Skills for Union Activists (OLS)
Aug 10, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Health & Safety – An Introduction (OLS)
Aug 14, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
SLS – Grievance Handling (OLS)
Aug 17, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
LET – Bylaw Essentials
Aug 21, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm


LET – Trustee Orientation (OLS)
Aug 24, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
SLS – What stewards need to know about pensions (OLS)
Aug 28, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Introduction to Allyship (OLS)
Aug 31, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm


Pride Events Swag Requests 2023

Locals planning events for Pride season can request swag from CUPE BC through our event support request form online. Please submit 2 weeks ahead of the event to ensure timely shipping.

Indigenous School Food Circle

The Indigenous School Food Circle is an initiative co-hosted by the Coalition for Healthy School FoodCanadian Feed the Children and Farm to Cafeteria Canada, established to inform how the Coalition advocates for funding for school food programs in Indigenous communities and for Indigenous students, and to support replication, networking and sharing of best practices among those who are coordinating and supporting school food programs in Indigenous communities and for Indigenous students. Contact Sydney Richards at to learn about bi-monthly working group meetings and join the distribution list. Additional resources are available here.

CAF-FCA Health Canada Webinar | May 25

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum will be hosting Kemi Odejbile and Paul Lalonde for a webinar, presenting results from a survey of 1,194 apprentices and tradespeople across Canada. The survey gathered data on apprentices’ lived experience in relation to substance use, with the goal of establishing practices that support apprentice well-being in the industry.

Date & Time: May 25, 2023 | 1:00pm (Eastern)
Registration: Click here

Kelowna Pride March and Festival | Jun 10

Kelowna members can support the local 2SLGBTQIA+ community at the Kelowna Pride March and Festival, with a booth from Local 338 as well as the North Okanagan Labour Council.

Date & Time: Saturday, Jun 10 | 11:00am – 3:00pm

Location: Kelowna City Park at 1600 Abbot St., Kelowna

DEWC | Vancouver Half Marathon | Jun 25

You can help fundraise to support vulnerable women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside through the Vancouver Half Marathon Charity Challenge. A variety of marathon lengths are available, as well as virtual participation. For each registration at the link below, $5 will be donated to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centremeal program.

Date & Time: Jun 25, 2023

Registration: Click here

JAC2023 Registration

Registration is now open for delegates, sponsors and exhibitors for the 2023 Joint Annual Conference & Tradeshow in Penticton, co-sponsored by the Public Works Association of BC and the BC Municipal Safety Association. View the speaker list here, visit the registration page, or review the delegate guide ahead of the September 26-27 tradeshow.

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

  In solidarity,

  CUPE BC Executive Board

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