CUPE BC’s General Updates & Resources for CUPE Members

On behalf of CUPE BC

Pensions & Retirement Fact Sheet | CUPE BC Pensions Committee

A “Pensions and Retirement” Fact Sheet has been prepared by the CUPE BC Pensions Committee as part of its 2019-2021 Committee Action Plan.  The factsheet can be found here: Pension Fact Sheet May 2021

Aubrey Burton/Reg Ford Scholarship | Application Form | Aug 31, 2021

CUPE BC is now accepting applications for the Aubrey Burton/Reg Ford Scholarship.  Please find linked a copy of the application form, which is also available online on the CUPE BC website (click here).

Scholarships are awarded on both a competitive and lottery basis based on the following criteria:

  1. Parent, Guardian or Spouse of Applicant, or the Applicant her/himself must be a member in good standing of a CUPE Local affiliated to CUPE BC at the time of application.
  2. Applicant must have completed Grade 12 in the current or previous calendar year.
  3. Applicant must be entering first year of a recognized public postsecondary institution in BC. A copy of the acceptance letter from the admitting institution must be supplied.
  4. Applicant must complete an application form supported by copies of the Senior Secondary Statement and letter(s) of reference from school principal or counsellor.

All applications must be received by the CUPE BC Office ( by end of day on August 31, 2021.

CUPE BC Web Conference | Build Your Resilience | June 15

Please join CUPE BC’s Summer 2021 Web Conference led by Diana Vissers, Occupational Health Consultant and CEO of Work to Wellness.  In this webinar, Diana will introduce a framework for understanding mental health and wellness and share tools for managing the stress of the pandemic.

Build Your Resilience: Tools for Managing the Stress of COVID-19

Date:  June 15, 2021

Time:  9:30-11:00 am PST (90 minutes)

Presenter: Diana Vissers

Free Registration: Click here

Registration Deadline:  Monday, June 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm PST

Live captioning and translation in French will be provided.  Members of all affiliated and non-affiliated locals are welcome to attend.

CUPE BC Pink Triangle Committee | Video & YouTube Channel

The CUPE BC Pink Triangle Committee created a video and started its own YouTube Channel, both of which can be accessed using the links below:

“Sending Virtual Hugs” Video:

Pink Triangle YouTube Channel:

SD 73 Video | Brake for Buses | #brakeforbuses

Each school day, thousands of students leaving their school bus are at risk of being struck by vehicles that fail to stop at the flashing stop lights and signs.  Please click here to view a video produced by School District 73 (Kamloops-Thompson), which was cited by CUPE members during the 2021 CUPE BC Convention.

 Call to Action | CUPE Climate Change Emergency Declaration

The CUPE National Environment Committee invites all CUPE Locals, District Councils, and other CUPE contacts to sign a declaration recognizing the global climate crisis.  Please find links below to the climate declaration form (ENG/FR) and submit the completed form by email to