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CUPE BC Updates – Announcements, Upcoming Events, Calls for Support



Dear members,


Please refer to the following updates.  Local Presidents are encouraged to circulate any relevant information contained below with their Local Executives and members.




Call For Information | Winter Community Events

Is your local organizing and/or participating in any community events over the winter months?  If so, please send your event information to Darci Schmid ( for sharing with all affiliated CUPE locals.


BCFED & VCL | Kim Manton Memorial Scholarship | Dec 1, 2020

The BCFED in partnership with the Victoria Labour Council have established the Kim Manton Memorial Scholarship in honour of Kim’s legacy. Please find the attached detail, which outlines the application requirements and deadline. The successful candidate of this scholarship will have the cost of their tuition fees covered for one course, at the upcoming 2021 CLC Pacific Region Virtual Winter School.  The recipient can select from either the “Women in Leadership” (week 4) or the “Community Advocate Level 1”(week 2) course.


Application Deadline: Friday, December 11, 2020 at 5:00pm

Email Application to: Sylvia Brow at

2021 CLC Pacific Region Winter School Course Information: click here


British Columbia Reconciliation Award | Call for Applications | Jan 15, 2021

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, in partnership with the BC Achievement Foundation, recently announced the launch of the British Columbia Reconciliation Award, recognizing individuals and organizations who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, integrity, respect and commitment to furthering reconciliation or inspiring others to continue reconciliation efforts. Nominate an individual or organization today using the BC Reconciliation Award nomination form on the BC Achievement Foundation website. The nomination period will close on January 15, 2021.




CUPE BC Web Conference | Presentation Slides | Nov 23, 2020

Thanks to all those who joined CUPE BC’s November 23rd web conference, which focused on tech trends and ways to effectively engage members, workplaces, and communities using digital tools.  For those of you who were unable to attend, please find a link here to the presentation slides.  Videos of the presentation can also be accessed in English (click here) and in French (click here) until December 18th, 2020. Stay tuned for more information on the next CUPE BC webinar in 2021!


PSAC BC Virtual Memorial | End Violence Against Women | Dec 6, 2020

In memory of the 14 women murdered during the 1989 Montréal massacre, the PSAC BC Region is hosting a virtual memorial on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. As part of the event, the PSAC Vancouver Island Regional Women’s Committee will also collect donations in support of local women’s organizations.  This event is open to all, and Zoom coordinates will be issued to registrants on the day of the event.


Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020

Time: 5:00-5:40pm

Event Information & RSVP Link: click here


BCFED Labour Blueprint Document | Rebuilding Our Economy For All

Based on its May 2020 submission to Premier John Horgan’s Economic Recovery Task Force, the BCFED has published a labour blueprint  placing workers at the centre of BC’s economic recovery.  Please click here to access the blueprint document, and download the full May 2020 report in PDF format here.




BCFED Campaign | Working sick isn’t working! | Paid Sick Leave for All

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that working sick isn’t working. Please consider signing the BCFED letter to the Provincial and Federal Prime Ministers in support of making permanent paid sick leave available to all workers.  For more information, please click here.


CoDevelopment Canada | 2020 Winter Appeal

CUPE BC is a partner of CoDev Canada, a non-profit that works for social change and global education in the Americas.  The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many existing challenges for CoDev and CUPE BC’s Latin American partners, such as CODEMUH Honduran Women’s Collective and MEC,  who advocate on behalf Central American maquila workers in the face of growing gender violence and human rights and labour violations. Please consider a donation to CoDev Canada as part of its 2020 Winter appeal (click here), and learn more about the Latin American partners CoDev supports by clicking here.


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