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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

Reminder | CUPE BC Committees | Nominations Call

Per the announcement sent out June 7, CUPE BC is currently accepting nominations online for all 21 committees for the 2021-2023 term. 

Online Nomination Form: Click here

Committee Terms of Reference: Click here

Submission Deadline:  Monday, July 5, 2021 (end of day)

Please note that the 2021-2023 committee nomination process has been revised to bring it into closer alignment with CUPE National processes. In addition, we are asking nominees (applicants) to submit their own nominations, which will allow us to capture information to help build more inclusive committees. If you are a nominator (i.e. Local or District Council) completing the form online on behalf of a nominee, please consult and obtain permission from the nominee prior to submitting the form.  If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email the CUPE BC Office ( for further assistance.

T-Shirt Fundraiser | Orange Shirt Day | Sept 30

CUPE BC encourages members to visit the Orange Shirt Society website and consider a t-shirt purchase for Orange Shirt Day on September 30, 2021. Partial proceeds from all t-shirt and merchandise sales will go towards the Orange Shirt Society and support the organization’s reconciliation events and activities.  T-shirts may also be purchased directly from various London Drugs locations.

The Orange Shirt Day Society was formed in Williams Lake by Orange Shirt Day founder Phyllis (Jack) Webstad to create awareness of the inter-generational impacts of Indian Residential Schools through Orange Shirt Day activities.  For more information, please click here.

2021 UALE Summer Institute for Union Women | August 5-7

Mark your calendar for the 2021 UALE Summer Institute for Union Women, which will be held online on August 5, 6, and 7, 2021.  Registration for this year’s online Summer School for Women Workers will be open soon.  For more information, please see the attached poster and visit the UALE website.

CUPE Education | Upcoming Health & Safety Webinars | Summer 2021

CUPE Education will be sharing information over the coming weeks for its online Health & Safety webinar offerings in August and September.  Please stay tuned for more details, and make sure to check the CUPE Education Calendar (click here) regularly for up-to-date information on the wide range of learning opportunities available for members.

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre | Virtual On to Ottawa Tour

Hosted by the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, this virtual walk/run/roll is unique! Discover the historical events of the 1935 On to Ottawa Trek as you log kilometres and hit key waypoints along your chosen route and earn a custom enamel pin when you finish. There’s no deadline; move at your own pace. Sign up here.

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

In solidarity,

CUPE BC Executive Board