Table Officers Division of Units

During this time there has been an influx of concerns and questions. The table officer decided in order to ensure that the member’s issues are dealt with in a timely fashion they would divide up the units as listed below (in no particular order)

Sheryl Burns; will be responsible for PHS (Portland Housing Society), WISH, CNHS (Collingwood Neighbourhood House) , BC211, SACAL (Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living  , SASS, The Children’s Foundation

 Lee Ann Lalli;  is responsible for BWSS (Battered Womens Suppport Services),  DCLS (Delta Community Living Society), CVS (Community Ventures Society), Sources, John Howard Society, Community Services, Touchstone, VI Fineday

Bernice Way; is responsible for WJS, RSCL (Richmond Society for Community Living) NSDRC (North Shore Disability Resource Center Association), LMNHS (Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society), LCSS (Langley Community Services Society), Hastings Community Association

All of us are available for individuals that have a preference or are needed to assist. If you have any questions or concerns please email the individual that is listed above.


Local 1936 Membership Meeting – April 29 @6:30pm

Just a friendly reminder to join our password protected Zoom membership meeting this Wednesday, April 29 @ 6:30 pm.

If you  are able to attend please email and she will be able to send you the link.

We will be providing updates to the membership on Covid19 information and how it affects the members at work.

There will be time for questions and the Table Officers will be providing their monthly reports.

We hope you can make it.

If you have any questions please call Bernice  604 781-6864 or email

STay Safe.

Local 1936 membership meeting – April 29 @ 6:30pm

In order to provide up to date information and to be able to support our members we will like to do a ZOOM video call on April 29th @ 6:30 pm.
If you are able to attend please email You will need to have the zoom app on your computer and Bernice will send an invite to you that day with the account and password.
Stay safe


CUPE Local 1936 wishes to acknowledge the tragic death of Local 1936 member Warlito Valdez who passed away during the night, on Sunday, April 5th due to COVID-19 complications.   Warlito was an employee of Richmond Society for Community Living where he supported people with disabilities in a residential program.

Warlito’s passing highlights the work of Community Social Service Workers who have been deemed essential workers by the provincial government during the COVID-19 Pandemic Period.

Community Social Service workers are heroes in this COVID-19 pandemic, putting themselves in harm’s way when they attend work.  Warlito’s death illustrates the true risk of working on the frontlines in the Community Social Services Sector during this pandemic.CUPE Local 1936 would like to acknowledge each and every one of our members who take personal risks in order to support other members of our society.  You are the unsung heroes in this battle against COVID-19.

CUPE Local 1936 wishes to extend our heartfelt condolences to Warlito’s family and friends.  We hold you in our thoughts and are joined with you in your grief.

Please, take good care of yourselves, one another and please, stay safe.

Sheryl Burns

Lee-Ann Lalli

Bernice Way

PHO Social Service Sector Guidelines

Hello everyone,

Please see below the social service sector guidelines for preventing and controlling transmission of COVID-19 released by the PHO.  (Public Health Organization)

For those units who are providing childcare, you may wish to avail yourselves of the information that is being released for the K-12 Sector, around providing childcare for front-line workers.  The K-12 President’s Council maintains a website at, and the “latest news” can be found on the right, underneath an animated video.  This information will be more useful for agencies providing childcare.

Stay Safe

Reducing transmission of COVID-19 in social sector settings _April 4_FINAL



April 1st Letter to Members

April 1st, 2020

To all CUPE Local 1936 Members,

We know you are all working hard in these incredibly uncertain times.  We want to thank each and every one of you for your commitment to the people you support and for putting yourself on the line to continue your work.

The government has deemed you essential service workers.  That’s because the work you do is invaluable and our society needs you.  

Some of you have felt alone and even at times abandoned.  Some of you have felt scared and worried about your loved ones as you have continued to support those in our communities who may put us at risk of contracting COVID-19.  We understand these feelings. They are normal and completely understandable given the circumstances.

We want to thank each and every one of you for everything you are doing.  These are not easy times, yet it is because of you that we will get through this together.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lee-Ann Lalli your Vice-President and Grievance Officer, Bernice Way your Secretary-Treasurer and Grievance Officer and Sheryl Burns, your President.

Please take care of yourselves and one another and stay safe.


Sheryl Burns

President, CUPE Local 1936