CUPE Ontario Spring School 2018

CUPE 1281 is sponsoring six (6) members’ attendance at CUPE Ontario Spring School, February 28-March 5, 2018 in Toronto.  Please click here for course listings and descriptions.  The Union is covering registration costs for 2-3 day courses priced at $100, and reimbursements in accordance with the Standing Policy on Reimbursement for Union Participation.  We urge members to use their leave provisions, workplace professional development funds (if any), CUPE council funds, and/or apply for CUPE scholarships if possible, to maximize access to funding.  CUPE 1281 members interested in participating in Spring School should submit a statement of interest to Sara Jaffri (admin@cupe1281.caby Friday, February 2, 2018.  Spring School generally fills up fast, so please do not delay in expressing your interest.

We are also covering registration for members to attend a training session of their selection from the 2018 CUPE Workshop calendar here from January to May 2018.  The same parameters outlined above apply.  For those selecting a course from the calendar, please state your interest to at least three weeks prior to the course commencement so that you can be registered. We will also consider interest in courses offered by Local CUPE Council and labour council, OFL and CLC sponsored courses/educationals. If you are interested in attending a non-CUPE educational or have an idea for an alternative educational opportunity for your workplace please contact:

In accordance with the Bylaws, members who have attended courses, conferences and educationals, please submit a brief report (250-500 words) outlining the materials covered or actions taken at the course, conference or educational workshop.  The report should also outline areas where the member would be able to share skills or materials with others in the Local. Such reports will be collected and held by the Vice-President.

Please take a look at the information links, note the deadlines, and take advantage of these opportunities!