Every year 1281 members elect their membership. Here’s a list of your 2016-2017 executive:

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President
Orion Keresztesi
president@cupe1281.ca

 

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Vice-President
Tamara Williams
vicepresident@cupe1281.ca

 

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Secretary-Treasurer
Paige Galette
secretarytreasurer@cupe1281.ca

 

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Recording Secretary
Brynne Sinclair-Waters
recordingsecretary@cupe1281.ca

 

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Communications Officer
Denise Martins
communications@cupe1281.ca

 

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Co-Chief Steward
Christopher Currie
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Co-Chief Steward
Evan Johnston
chiefsteward2@cupe1281.ca

 

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Equity Officer
Gilary Massa Machado
equity@cupe1281.ca

 

Office Staff

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Service Coordinator
Mary-Jo Nadeau
office@cupe1281.ca

 

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Administrative Coordinator
Sara Jaffri
admin@cupe1281.ca

 


Stewards

Stewards are elected in their workplace by their coworkers. If you note any changes that need to take place regarding your workplace, please contact your Communications Officer (communications@cupe1281.ca).

Stewards
Type Organization Description City Steward
Universities Association of Part-time Undergraduate Students (APUS) The mission of the Association of Part-time Undergraduate Students (APUS) is to ensure that part-time undergraduate students have access to the full range of programs, services and resources at the University of Toronto in order to improve the quality of the part-time undergraduate educational experience. APUS achieves its mission by representing part-time undergraduate students throughout the decision-making processes of the University and of governments, by acting as a voice for the concerns of APUS members and by maintaining active communication with all part-time students. Toronto Shevan Bastian
Universities Arts & Science Students' Union (ASSU) The Arts and Science Students' Union (ASSU) is the academic student union for over 23,000 full-time undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. Based in Sidney Smith, 1068, ASSU is made up of nearly 40 course unions, 7 elected executives, and 3 full-time staff. Through our structure of course unions, we organize with students and community members to hold events, change policies, improve programs, run successful campaigns, and provide support for academic grievances. Toronto Jane Seto
Universities Carleton University Graduate Students' Association (GSA) The GSA is the fully autonomous student body that represents the more than 3000 full- and part-time graduate students registered at Carleton. One of the GSA's primary goals is to promote communication between grad students and the university administration, as well as the various departments. By representing graduate students on university committees, the GSA is able to ensure that the interests and collective voice of Carleton grads are heard. Ottawa position vacant
Universities Cavalluzzo Cavalluzzo represents unions, professionals and professional associations, non-unionized employees, multi-employer pension and benefit plans, and other organizations and individuals seeking justice in the workplace and in other areas of law. Toronto position vacant
Universities Continuing Education Students' Association of Ryerson (CESAR) The Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson (CESAR), Local 105 of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is YOUR students’ union. The Executive, Board of Directors and staff work to serve you and improve your student experience by providing you with cost-saving services, advocacy and events. CESAR is a membership driven organisation representing over 16,000 students registered in continuing education, distance education, off-campus, and part-time degree courses at Ryerson University. CESAR members also pool their resources with over 500,000 students across Ontario and Canada through the Canadian Federation of Students to access cost-saving services and advocacy at both the provincial and national levels. By working together with a united voice, we are able to impact the development of post-secondary education policies, increase access, and lobby for reducing tuition fees. Toronto Alyssa Williams
Universities CFRU Since 1980, CFRU has offered Guelph a volunteer-driven alternative to mainstream and public radio. We provide access to the media to groups and individuals who would otherwise have little access through mainstream media outlets. By doing so, we reflect the diversity of the community. We broadcast over 70 weekly shows programmed and hosted by local students and community members about the things that they care about. Guelph Christopher Currie
Provincial & National Organizations Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is Canada's largest and oldest student organisation. Founded in 1981 as an amalgamation of various national and provincial student organisations, the CFS was created to provide students with an effective an united voice, provincially and nationally. Students recognised that to be truly effective in representing their collective interests to the federal and provincial governments, it was vital to unite together. Today, the Federation is composed of over one-half million students from 88 university and college students' unions across Canada. The Federation's national staff are unionised through CUPE Local 1281 and work from the Federation's national office in Ottawa or in various regional offices located elsewhere in the country. Ottawa Laura Rashotte
Provincial & National Organizations Canadian Federation of Student – Ontario (CFS-O) The Canadian Federation of Students was formed in 1981 to provide students with an effective and united voice, provincially and nationally. At the time, it was recognized that for students to be truly effective in representing their collective interests to the federal and provincial governments, it was vital to unite under one banner. Today, over one-half million students from more than 80 university and college students' unions across Canada belong to the Federation. There are more than 30 Federation member local students' unions in Ontario uniting 300,000 full-time students and part-time. Toronto Alastair Woods
Universities  CUPE 3900s Staff at Locals 3902, 3903, 3904, 3906, 3908, and 3913 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Toronto, York, Hamilton, Peterborough, and Guelph Sheila Wilmot
Universities CKCU CKCU is a community radio station (93.1 FM) based out of Carleton University. Ottawa Dylan Hunter
Universities CUPE 3900's Staff at Locals 3902, 3903, 3904, 3906, 3908, and 3913 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Toronto,York, Hamilton, Peterborough, and Guelph position vacant
Universities Carleton University Students' Association (CUSA) The Carleton University Students' Association is an incorporated, not-for-profit, student-run organization. Ottawa position vacant
Universities Centre for Women & Trans People at U of T The Centre exists as a drop-in space for University of Toronto students and community members to hang out, meet, learn, and share experiences in a safe, anti-oppressive and communal environment. The Centre is committed to offering access to food security, alternative media, peer support and referrals in a women and trans-centred, family friendly space. Toronto Sabera Esufali
Universities Centre for Women and Trans People, York University The Centre for Women and Trans People is a student-funded, collectively run, volunteer-driven organization at York University. We are a progressive, pro-choice, anti-racist, queer-positive, trans-positive, feminist organization. York karen krauter
Housing Organizations & Cooperatives Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations (FMTA) The Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations (FMTA) is a non-profit Organization which advocates for better rights for Tenants. Founded in 1974, we are the oldest and largest Tenant Federation in Canada. The FMTA is comprised of affiliated Tenant Associations and of individual Members. We have over 3,000 members and continue to grow. Toronto Wendy Lum
Universities Guelph Resource Centre for Gender Empowerment & Diversity (GRCGED) The GRCGED is a volunteer-driven, collective-based resource centre is open to all genders but prioritizing people who identify as women and otherwise-identified transgendered people. The Centre addresses and advocates for anti-oppression issues within a feminist framework through: resource library available for browsing and sign-out, peer support and referrals to other services, volunteer training and experience, educational events and workshops, a private space to relax, do work, access support, breastfeed, etc. Guelph Lori Guest
Universities GSAED Fière de représenter 6000 étudiant.e.s diplômé.e.s de l'Université d'Ottawa. Proudly representing 6000 University of Ottawa graduate students. Ottawa Lucie Morin
Housing Organizations & Cooperatives Karma Cooperative Grocery Karma Co-op is a non-profit food store, owned co-operatively by the people who shop there – its members. Founded in 1972, Karma provides its members with wholesome, economical food. We have about 500 working members households and 389 non-working member households and 1 corporate. Toronto Kathryn Camfield
Law Firms (Articling Students) Koskie Minsky LLP The law firm of Koskie Minsky has established a unique reputation and position within the Canadian legal community as a firm of skilled counsel providing highly experienced and effective legal services to both public and private sector clients. Toronto position vacant
Arts & Culture Mayworks Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts festival that celebrates working class culture. Founded in 1986 by the Labour Arts Media Committee of the Toronto and York Region Labour Council, Mayworks is Canada's largest and oldest labour arts festival. The Festival was built on the premise that workers and artists share a common struggle for decent wages, healthy working conditions and a living culture. Mayworks' goal is to promote the interests of cultural workers and trade unionists, and to bring working-class culture from the margins of cultural activity onto centre stage. Toronto Jeanette Body
Housing Organizations & Cooperatives Niell-Wycik Neill-Wycik operates as a student residence throughout the year, catering to students attending any college or university in the city. During the summer months it operates as a hotel offering affordable accommodation to budget conscious travellers from around the world. Toronto William Wagner
Provincial & National Organizations Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations is the voice of 15,000 university faculty and academic librarians across Ontario. We seek to maintain and enhance the quality of our province’s higher education system, and to advance the professional and economic interests of our members. Founded in 1964, OCUFA represents its 25 member faculty associations through on-campus support and public advocacy. We provide research and logistical services to support collective bargaining and grievance management at individual universities. OCUFA also takes the needs and concerns of our members directly to Government, other higher education stakeholders, the media, and the citizens of Ontario. We do this through public campaigns, publications, and direct meetings with politicians and policymakers. Toronto Cheryl Athersych
Provincial & National Organizations Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) The membership of OPIRG Provincial is comprised of eleven autonomous, non-profit, university student-funded and directed organizations that conduct research, education, and action on social and environmental justice issues. OPIRG chapter are in Brock, Carleton, Guelph, Kingston, McMaster, Ottawa, Peterborough, Toronto, Waterloo, Windsor and York. Ontario Naila Lalji
Law Firms (Articling Students) Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne & Yazbeck LLP As human rights advocates and labour lawyers, Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne & Yazbeck LLP/s.r.l. shares a commitment to the goals and aspirations of our clients. We have extensive experience providing representation and policy advice to a wide variety of unions, individuals and organizations. Our advocacy produces results in the public and private sectors throughout Ontario, Quebec, and across Canada in the federal jurisdiction. We appear before all levels of Courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as numerous administrative tribunals including arbitrators, labour boards, and human rights tribunals. We also regularly provide educational seminars to our clients and at conferences open to the public. Ottawa position vacant
Universities Ryerson Students' Union, Unit 1 Toronto Jenn Kuo
Universities Ryerson Students' Union, Unit 2 Toronto Gilary Massa
Law Firms (Articling Students) Ryder Wright Blair & Holmes LLP Ryder Wright Blair & Holmes LLP is a union side labour law firm with an excellent reputation in the labour community for providing dedicated, effective and efficient service to its clients. We have extensive experience in both private and public sector labour relations and offer expertise in all areas of labour law, before labour boards, arbitrators, administrative tribunals and the courts. We also have an established record of successful representation of members of various professions in disciplinary and licensing proceedings and over thirty years of experience representing clients in energy regulation matters. Toronto position vacant
Law Firms (Articling Students) Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson is a Toronto law firm specializing in labour and employment law. Our lawyers provide advice and representation to unions, professional associations and individual employees with respect to all aspects of the work relationship, including labour relations litigation, human rights, pension and employment benefits, health and safety, workers’ compensation, professional discipline, criminal defense, civil litigation including appellate work, Charter of Rights and public interest advocacy, and class actions. Toronto position vacant
Universities United Steel Workers Local 1998 (USW 1998) United Steel Workers Local 1998 is a union of clerical and professional employees of the University of Toronto. Toronto Kimberley Walker
Universities University of Ontario Institute of Technology Faculty Association (UOITFA) The University of Ontario Institute of Technology Faculty Association (UOITFA) is an association of tenured, tenure-track and teaching faculty at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Oshawa Denise Martins
Universities University of Toronto Faculty Association “The purpose of the Association is to promote the welfare of the current and retired faculty, librarians, and research associates of the University of Toronto….”(from Article II of our Constitution). The Association is thus concerned with the economic well-being and conditions of employment of its members, as well as with maintaining the quality and integrity of the University as an academic institution. Toronto Chris Penn
Universities Graduate Students' Union U of T The Graduate Students' Union at the University of Toronto represents over 17,000 students studying in over 80 departments. For many years this union has advocated for increased student representation, funding, and provided services such as health insurance, confidential advice, and a voice for the graduate student body on the various committees of the University. This section describes how the Union is organized, what we do, and how you can become involved. The best way for your Union to represent you, is to have your voice heard. Toronto Heidi Krieger
Universities University of Toronto Students' Union (UTSU) The University of Toronto Students' Union (UTSU) represents undergraduate students at the University of Toronto. Toronto Vita Carlino
Universities University of Windsor Graduate Student Society (UWGSS) The Graduate Student Society (GSS) is the official representative organisation of all graduate students at the University of Windsor. Elected representatives of the Graduate Student Society represent graduate students at different levels of the University, including the Board of Governors, the Senate, the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Council, and on many of the committees of the aforementioned bodies. The GSS representatives have full voting rights at these meetings. Involvement in a wide range of committees and organisations enables the elected representatives and staff of the GSS to act as a conduit of information including current events and activities, decisions, policies, and issues for graduate students. Through its work, the GSS actively represents and advocates for graduate students’ interests. Graduate students at the University of Windsor are also members of Canada’s national and provincial student organisation, the Canadian Federation of Students (local 48), and are active members of the Federation’s National and Provincial Graduate Caucuses. Windsor Stephanie Wood
Arts & Culture WAHC The Workers Arts & Heritage Centre is here to fulfill its mandate of preserving, honouring, and promoting the culture & history of all working people. Our Mandate points in the social justice direction, the union direction and the community activism path. We hope that future generations will follow. Hamilton Tara Bursey
Universities Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA) The Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the certified bargaining agent for all faculty and professional librarians at the Wilfrid Laurier University. Waterloo Sheila Mckeeprotopapas
Universities York Federation of Students (YFS) The York Federation of Students, Local 68 of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is the York University students' union representing over 52,000 undergraduate students. The YFS council works to serve you and improve your student experience by providing you with relevant services, advocacy, and events. As Local 68 of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), the York Federation of Students is a proud member of the Canadian student movement. The CFS is the provincial and national student’s union of which all undergraduate students are also a part in addition to the YFS. The CFS is a network of 85 student unions representing over 500,000 students across Canada. By working together we have strength in numbers and are able to make a real impact on the policies of all three levels of government. With this united voice, we are able to fight for students’ rights and provide cost-saving services to all students. York Aaron Haddish
Universities York University Graduate Students' Association (YUGSA) The York University Graduate Students' Association is the fully autonomous student body that represents the more than 6,100 full- and part-time graduate students registered at York. One of the YUGSA's primary goals is to promote communication between grad students and university administration. By representing graduate students on university committees, the YUGSA is able to ensure that the interests and collective voice of York grad students are heard. In addition to York, the YUGSA also represents your interests in the community, on national and provincial student political bodies, and to other off-campus organizations. Importantly, the YUGSA is Local 84 of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), Canada's national student movement. The CFS unites 400,000 students at over 60 Colleges and Universities across Canada. Through our participation in the CFS, York grads are helping to build a high-quality system of post-secondary education which is accessible to all. York Evan Johnston
Universities York University Faculty Association (YUFA) The York University Faculty Association (YUFA) is the Association and certified bargaining agent (union) for all academic staff with continuing / CLA appointments at York University. YUFA also represents those who retire from such positions. YUFA has some 1400 members and over 500 retirees. York Sonja Killoran-McKibbin
Universities York University Staff Association (YUSA) YUSAPUY (York University Staff Association – Association du Personnel de L'Universite York) represents thousands of workers at York University in Toronto, Ontario. The union was founded on December 10, 1975, exactly 27 years after the United Nations established the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We achieved our first contract a year later in 1976, and throughout our history, have proudly represented the interests of workers on campus. YUSAPUY believes that all working people, regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, nationality or religion, deserve greater security, respect and fairness on the job. YUSAPUY is a member of the Confederation of Canadian Unions, which strives to bring working people and independent unions together to establish more equitable and democratic workplaces throughout the country. York Filomena Weatherill