CUPE BC Updates:

CCDI Consulting | Cultural Sensitivity in Action Webinar | Sep 20Angèle Lalonde of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion consulting group will lead Inclusive Leadership Through a Cultural Competence Lens: Part 1, to explore intercultural communication skills and showcase inclusive leadership in an era of diversity. Registration is free.        Date & Time: Sep 20, 2023 | 10:00am (Pacific).          Registration: Click here

CCDI Consulting will also be hosting the 2nd and 3rd part of their Indigenous Inclusion webinar series this fall.

ILWU 400 | Solidarity with Tugboat Workers

Send a letter to Port of Vancouver interim president Victor Pang to advocate for ILWU 400 members’ wages and working conditions. Now that the previous CEO has stepped down after having supported predatory companies’ Port of Vancouver contracts, the new leadership needs to be held accountable to ensure sure tugboat workers aren’t left behind.

Lancaster House | Fall Webinar Series | Sep 28-Dec 7Six labour relations courses are available from Toronton Metropolitan University’s Lancaster House this fall:

Truth and Reconciliation at Work

Thursday, Sep 28 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm (Eastern)

Protecting Mental Health in Remote and Hybrid Workplaces

Thursday, Oct 12 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm (Eastern)
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the CMHA in honour of World Mental Health Day

The Latest in Workers’ Compensation
Thursday, Oct 26 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm (Eastern)
Lancaster’s Workplace Essentials: Employee absenteeism

Tuesday, Nov 7 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm (Eastern)

Focus on the Federal Sector

Tuesday, Nov 21 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm (Eastern)

Hired, Fired, and Everything In Between
Thursday, Dec 7 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm (Eastern)

Invite to all members of 1936

Monthly Hybrid Membership Meeting on
Wednesday, September 20th, 2023 @ 6:30 pm

This will be a Hybrid Meeting

–  meaning you can join in person at 6222 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby
(RSVP required to
– Join via Zoom (see link below) Registration is required by clicking the Zoom link

**  Make sure you register or RSVP by September 19th and attend the meeting to be eligible for the prizes. **
We will be providing updates, unit reports & committee reports, etc.

Looking forward to seeing you in person or on Zoom. 
Please post on the union bulletin boards at your worksite and let others know.


Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Sep 20, 2023, 06:30 PM Vancouver

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Meeting ID.   824 1644 2492
Passcode.    072788

Today, August 31, is International Overdose Awareness Day. 

The opioid epidemic has become a mass poisoning crisis that affects everyone in the WISH community. Too many lives have been lost.

It’s incredibly difficult to express how deeply this impacts the community we serve. The consequences of inaction in the face of this crisis are seen and felt at WISH every single day.

To recognize #IOAD, participants and staff will gather to support each other as we struggle to understand these preventable tragedies. We will take a moment to build connections, discuss harm reduction, and share thoughts on what the day means to each of us as we remember those we have lost.

Stand with us as we combat stigma, meet people where they are, and do everything we can to prevent death by overdose.

You can learn more about overdose on the International Overdose Awareness Day website.

And please consider attending We Keep Us Alive – an event happening at Oppenheimer Park from 1-6pm today – organized by the Coalition of Peers Dismantling the Drug War (CPDDW), the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU), and the Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society (WAHRS).


OCRCC & Ikake Rising | Justice & Regeneration Toolkit

Social justice consulting group Ikake Rising, in collaboration with the OCRCC initiative BIPOC Feminist Counsellors Coalition Building Project, offer a lengthy educational toolkit for supportive counselling from an anti-racism, anti-oppression & intersectional feminist lens, towards dismantling systemic inequities faced by BIPOC counsellors in the sexual assault support services sector. Download Healing Our Ancestor, Healing Ourselves and Our Communities here.

Resilience BC | Anti-Racism Tools

An extensive compilation of multi-media educational materials and informational resources are collected under different categories in Resilience BC’s Anti-Racism Tools online for anyone wishing to get more knowledge and join the struggle. View digital coursework, visit informative websites, browse recommended book lists, access free film and documentary content, or listen to audio on racial injustice, and how to combat it.

BC FEDERATION OF LABOUR – Join workers across the province as we celebrate Labour Day 2023!

Fraser Valley Labour Council: Labour Day Celebration:     September 4, 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Mill Lake Park 32960 Mill Lake Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2S 8G5
Fraser Valley Labour Council –

North Central Labour Council: Labour Day Event and March:    September 4, 2023,  Downtown March:10:30 a.m.;                                                                                                        Downtown Prince George.   Event: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   Prince George Civic Centre,     Prince George, BC
Matt Baker, President –

Sunshine Coast Labour Council: Labour Day Community Picnic:        September 4, 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Dougall Park, Gower Point Road, Gibsons, BC
Miyuki Shinkai, President –

Vancouver District Labour Council & New Westminster District Labour Council: Metro Vancouver Labour Day Celebration :   September 4, 2023, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Edmonds Park, 7433 Humphries Ave, Burnaby, BC
Kathryn Prinz –

Victoria Labour Council: Labour Day Picnic:   September 4, 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Esquimalt Memorial Park – 1200 Esquimalt Rd. Victoria, BC

West Kootenay Labour Council: Labour Day Picnic:    September 4, 2023, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Millennium Park (large green space left of parking lot), Castlegar, BC
Mike van Hellemond, Treasurer – or Barbara Riggs, Treasurer – barb_riggs@hotmail.coM

East Kootenay District Labour Council: Labour Day Weekend Farmers’ Market:   September 2, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Rotary Park, 10th Avenue South & 1st Street South, Cranbrook, BC
Shelley Balfour, Recording Secretary –

South Okanagan-Boundary Labour Council: Celebration of Working People:    September 2, 2023, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Gyro Park, 55 Main Street, Penticton, BC
Cindy Crawford, Vice-President – |

Kamloops and District Labour Council: Labour Day Picnic:     September 4, 2023, 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m.
McDonald Park, Kamloops, BC
Lois Rugg, President – |

North Okanagan Labour Council: Labour Day BBQ & Picnic:    September 4, 2023, 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Ben Lee Park – 900 Houghton Road Kelowna, BC
Ian Gordon, President –



NWDLC & VDLC | Labour Day Volunteer Call | Sep 4                   Three volunteer shifts are available for the New Westminster & District Labour Council/Vancouver & District Labour Council celebration. The Labour Day event is volunteer-run and help is needed.       Date & Times: Monday, Sep 4, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:30pm | 12:00pm – 3:30pm | 8:30am – 2:30pm                Location: Edmonds Park at 7433 Humphries Ave, Burnaby

Contact: Kathryn Prinz with shift preference, e-mail and cell number

FRIS | Volunteer Call | Sep 30  :              The Fraser River Indigenous Society is recruiting volunteers in Maple Ridge for the September 30 Truth & Reconciliation event. Shifts and duties are outlined in the attached brochure.

Date & Time: Sep 30, 2023 | 8:00am – 4:00pm (Pacific)           Location: Memorial Peace Park at 11930 224 St, Maple Ridge                Contact:

VDLC | Fall Meeting | Sep 19                          The next regular meeting of the Vancouver & District Labour Council will be held in hybrid format, with pizza provided for in-person attendees. Please register in advance for catering considerations.

Date & Time: Sep 19, 2023 | 7:00pm (Pacific)         Location: The Maritime Labour Centre at 1880 Triumph St, Vancouver

Registration: Click here to register by Tuesday, Sep 12

CLC | Women in Leadership | Oct 16-19                     By popular demand, the Canadian Labour Congress has decided to offer a second Women in Leadership course, held in the Lower Mainland for those unable to attend in Harrison. This course is open to any leaders who identify as women or who are gender diverse, including non-binary, gender fluid, gender-nonconforming or genderqueer leaders. View poster here.

Date & Time: Oct 16-19, 2023 | 9:00am – 4:00pm (Pacific) daily        Location: MoveUp office at 301 – 4501 Kingsway, Burnaby              Fees: $250 (includes lunch)

Registration: Click here to register by Friday, Sep 29

CCDI Consulting | Aug 7 Webinar Footage                 Sign up to access the free recording of last week’s “Indigenous Inclusion: Truth and Reconciliation” webinar (speakers Roy Pogorzelski and Akira De Carlos) from CCDI Consulting.

 CHSF | Letter to MP Template                   The Coalition for Healthy School Food has made a letter template for contacting MPs to advocate for healthy school food programs for next fall.

Possibility Seeds | Webinar & Skillshare Footage 2020-present                 Dozens of webinars and skillshare series created by Possibility Seeds over the last 3 years, on the theme gender-based violence in the post-secondary context and beyond, are available on their Youtube channel. Some meaningful titles:

          Anti-Colonial Approaches to Addressing GBV with Indigenous Communities

WFTU | Global Labour Action News              Keep up to date with global solidarity actions on the World Federation of Trade Unions news site here.

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

In solidarity,

CUPE BC Executive Board

CUPE British Columbia

#410-6222 Willingdon Avenue

Burnaby, British Columbia

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P: 604.291.9119