CUPE 1281 Convention

Our annual CUPE 1281 Convention is being held on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 10 am to 5 pm. Register now to attend Convention

At Convention, we hold elections for Executive Officers and delegates, accept the Trustees’ Report, adopt the budget, provide sub-unit updates, and plan important initiatives to guide our upcoming year. It’s our most important meeting of the year, and we really hope that you can make it!


This year, we will be having a hybrid meeting. Attendees will be welcome to attend in-person or online via Zoom. Please let us know if you require support or funding for travel and accommodations. 

In-person: Workers’ Action Centre, 720 Spadina Ave., Suite 223, Toronto, ON

Online: Zoom link to be sent to registrants


All CUPE 1281 members are encouraged to attend Convention, but only some members can vote on motions.

Each sub-local delegation shall consist of voting delegates elected from the membership. One voting delegate will be the workplace steward and the other(s) according to the following allowance (where “PBU” means ‘Position in the Bargaining Unit’): 

  • 1 to 5 PBUs 1 delegate 
  • 6 to 10 PBUs 2 delegates 
  • 11 to 20 PBUs 3 delegates 
  • 21 to 40 PBUs 4 delegates 
  • 41 to 80 PBUs 5 delegates 
  • 80 + PBUs 6 delegates

Register now to attend! 

Delegate Reports

All delegates elected to committees, labour and CUPE councils, or any conference or convention must submit a written report about the previous year to by June 8, 2022.


We encourage members to run for executive, trustee, and delegate positions (for CUPE and district councils, committees, conferences and conventions). If you cannot make it to Convention and want to put your name forward, please email

Sub-units must run their annual Steward elections before Convention. If you have questions or need support coordinating your steward elections, please email


If you require any accessibility accommodations to ensure your participation, please email Nadia Kanani at by Wednesday, June 8. The Zoom portion of the meeting will be auto-closed captioned, and we can provide live captions and ASL upon request. In addition, delegates can submit childcare expenses for reimbursement.

If you have questions or concerns, you can reference our By-Laws, Article VI Convention, or email Alannah at