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

Final Reminder | CUPE BC Committee Nominations | July 12

CUPE BC will be accepting committee nominations until July 12 for the upcoming 2021-2023 term. Please see the links below and contact the CUPE BC Office ( if you have any questions regarding this year’s online application process:

Online Nomination Form: Click here

Committee Terms of Reference: Click here

Submission Deadline:  Monday, July 12, 2021 (end of day)

 CUPE BC Boutique | 2021 Pride & Labour Day Events Swag

If your Local or District Council is looking to purchase swag for upcoming Pride or Labour Day events, please visit the CUPE BC online store catalog or contact for online ordering assistance.

Call for Support | Lytton Wildfire Evacuees

Various donation centres and fundraisers have been set up to assist roughly 1,000 residents displaced by the recent fires in Lytton, BC.  For more information on ways to support Lytton wildfire evacuees, please see below:

Fraser Valley Tourism Association List

Please click here for a list of Fraser Valley Tourism Associations collecting goods on behalf of Lytton evacuees.

A list of donations being sought at this time can be viewed here.

GoFundMe Fundraisers

Lytton Relief Fund

Help for the victims of the Lytton wildfire

Helping our friends in Lytton

 United Way British Columbia Campaign

BC Wildfire Recovery Fund

 Courage to Act | Resources for Gender Justice Advocates

Courage to Act recently produced a list of resources to assist community organizations and Post-Secondary Institutions towards implementing action plans that support and affirm 2SLGBTQIA gender-based violence survivors both on and off campus.  Please click here to access the guide and feel free to submit additional resources to

WA Labour Education & Research Centre | COVID and Workplace Safety Video

The WA Labor Education and Research Center just released a new video featuring worker voices on the past year’s fight for workplace safety, and what should happen next to protect members against current and future airborne disease threats. The video features interviews with union food manufacturing, retail and hospital workers, along with the University of Washington COVID safety expert Dr. Marissa Baker.  Click here to watch the video on the Labor Centre’s YouTube channel.


Free CCDI Webinar | Diversity & Inclusion 101 | July 15

The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) will be offering a free webinar on how to successfully implement and monitor the progress of diversity and inclusion strategies in the workplace.  Please find the workshop details and registration link below:

Diversity and Inclusion 101 – Practical initiatives you can start today

Date:  July 15, 2021

Time: 10:00-11:00am Pacific (1:00-2:00 pm Eastern)

Presenter: Devika Pandey

Registration: Click here

 Online CCDI Diversity Toolkits | Sustaining the BLM Movement in the Workplace

Creating an anti-racist organizational culture requires allyship from non-Black employees with the full confidence that eliminating anti-Black racism will create a more just and equitable workplace. Click here to access the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion’s most recent toolkit, Sustaining the Black Lives Matter movement in the workplace.  If you have yet to do so, please also click here to explore the wide range of other diversity toolkits available online through the CCDI.

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

In solidarity,

 CUPE BC Executive Board

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