Convention 2020

Convention 2020

Pre-Convention and Convention Events
REGISTRATION FOR DELEGATES ONLY

Workshop: Digital Communications and Activism

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

DATE: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
TIME: 3:00 – 4:30 pm
PLACE: Oak Rooms 1 & 2

Do you help your Local or District Council get the word out? If not, is it something that interests you? All convention delegates are invited to attend a pre-Convention workshop on digital communications and activism.

Join digital strategist Jack Milroy and National Communications Representatives for an entertaining and informative look at emerging digital platforms, tips on how to improve your social media game, as well as an update on CUPE BC’s new website project.

Registration: Please register via link.


New Delegates Seminar

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

DATE: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
TIME: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
PLACE: Cypress Rooms 1 & 2

Are you a new delegate to convention interested in learning about the Rules of Order and gaining a better understanding of convention before it begins? Please come to the “New Delegates Seminar” held just prior to the start of convention where President Paul Faoro and others will walk you through the convention procedures.

Registration: Please register via link.


President’s Reception

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

DATE: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
TIME: 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
PLACE: Stanley Park Ballroom

CUPE BC cordially invites all convention delegates to its annual welcome reception at the Westin Bayshore (Stanley Park Ballroom). Come receive greetings from President Paul Faoro, and celebrate the start of the 2020 convention with fellow members over light appetizers and beverages.


Forum: You CAN Sit With Us: Sex Workers Speak

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

DATE: Thursday, April 23, 2020
TIME: 7:30 – 9:00 pm
PLACE: Oak Rooms 1 & 2

NOTE: To ensure the safety and well-being of our presenters at this forum, this event is open to ONLY members of all marginalized genders, including cis and trans women, nonbinary, and Two-Spirit people.

Sex Work is a hot topic these days, and everyone seems to have strong opinions about it. Popular ideologies work hard to conflate sex work with human trafficking. Movies & TV depict sex workers as desperate, damaged, and usually dead by the time the audience arrives. The federal government criminalizes workplace safety measures with the stated purpose of “rescuing” women from their jobs. Through all this hype and hysteria, how can you know what is really going on in the sexual services industry? Too often, these discussions are so hung up on the “sex” that the “worker” is overlooked. This industry, though criminalized and stigmatized, is made up of workers selling their labour like in every other industry. Like every other industry, the only way to know what this workforce needs is to listen to the voices of the workers themselves.

Please join moderator Sheryl Burns for a panel discussion featuring Vancouver escorts, Rose, Evie, and Michaela with civil rights lawyer Frances Mahon. The panelists will speak on a variety of topics including sex work myths versus reality, workplace safety in a criminalized industry, choice and autonomy in a capitalist economy, the material harms caused by stigma, the “nordic model,” the intersections of disability and sex work, legalization versus decriminalization, and how to look expensive on a budget (ok maybe not that last one, but we can hope).

As sex workers, we are reaching out to say “you can sit with us” but the question remains: can we sit with you?

Registration: Please register via link.


Forum: Be More Than a Bystander

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

DATE: Thursday, April 23, 2020
TIME: 7:30-9:00 pm
PLACE: Cypress Rooms 1 & 2

Drawing on decades of research and frontline expertise, EVA BC’s internationally recognized Bystander program delivers a ground-breaking, culture shifting approach to creating safe, respectful workplaces and communities. Focused on providing practical tools to empower people to “stand up instead of stand by,” this program allows employers to address the complex and challenging subject of sexual harassment and workplace bullying by:

  • Recognizing that the vast majority of men and women in the workplace want to do the right thing and value a fair, respectful environment;
  • Providing their employees with the practical tools and information to recognize the range of behaviours that contribute to a negative culture where sexual harassment and abuse can occur; and;
  • Equipping leaders and employees at all levels with concrete skills to appropriately address these issues and create the respectful culture everyone

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Breakfast Forum with CUPE National Officers

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

DATE: Friday, April 24, 2020
TIME: 7:30 – 8:45 am
PLACE: Stanley Park Salon 1 & 2

National President Mark Hancock and National Secretary Treasurer Charles Fleury will be hosting an important session for delegates.

The National Officers will discuss the following topics:

  • Trial procedure and overall national union update; and
  • Staffing task force update regarding small locals and

We do hope that you can join our National Officers and give them the opportunity to hear from you as well on these important issues.

Registration: Please register via link.


Young Workers Event

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

DATE: Friday, April 24, 2020
TIME: 5:30 – 9:00 pm
PLACE: Refer to event schedule in description

The CUPE BC Young Workers Committee invites all young workers to participate in an exciting scavenger hunt around downtown Vancouver, followed by an evening of food, drinks, and comedy at the Pinnacle Hotel (1133 West Hastings Street).

About Stand Up For Mental Health:

What’s so funny about mental health? As far as Stand Up For Mental Health is concerned – everything! Founded by award-winning counsellor and stand-up comic David Granirer Stand Up For Mental

Health (SMH) teaches stand-up comedy to people with mental health issues. This show features Randy Goodchild and other alumni from SMH. So come laugh your head off while you learn about their journeys to mental wellness!

Please see the event schedule below:

5:30 pm – Young Workers meet in Cypress Room 1 & 2 6:00 pm – Scavenger Hunt (Downtown Vancouver)
7:30 pm – Young Workers Social at the Pinnacle Hotel, featuring comedians from Stand Up For Mental Health

Registration: Please register via link.


District Councils’ Hospitality Night & Dance Reception

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

DATE: Friday, April 24, 2020
TIME: 8:00 pm – 12:00 am
PLACE: Stanley Park Ballroom

All six District Councils will once again host a Joint Hospitality Night this year at convention. Come meet delegates from other districts over light appetizers, beverages, and music.


Agenda

Letter from Trevor Davies, Secretary-Treasurer

Convention call

2020 Convention deadlines

Resolutions guide

Resolutions checklist

Resolution submission form

Application for subsidy

WE Air travel information

Group Delegate Accommodation form

Accessibility assistance request form

Tips on being green at convention

Disability Activist Award Nomination form

Communications Awards – Call for submissions

Green Activist Award Nomination form

Guest credential form