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Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
Union Development Department
1375 St. Laurent Blvd
Ottawa, ON K1G0Z7, Canada

Phone: 613-237-1590
Fax: 613-237-1892
Website: cupe.ca/union-education

Bill Robb, Managing Director, Union Development Department
Phone: 613-237-1590 ext 375

Contact Person
Chantal Guilbeault, Bilingual Executive Secretary, Union Development Department
Phone: 613-237-1590 ext 255

CUPE’s Union Development Department (UDD) works in education, engagement, and mobilization. The UDD program is supported by a national team of staff and member facilitators. CUPE workshops are available in French and English.

UDD provides a contemporary, comprehensive national education program that is available to CUPE’s over 650,000 members. Workshops are based on a popular education model using an equity lens and a class lens.

While there is an extensive education program, the core program includes:

  • Collective Bargaining
  • Health and Safety
  • Local Executive Training Program
  • Steward Learning Series
  • Duty to Accommodate
  • Human Rights
  • Financial Officers

UDD operates an Ombudsperson Program for CUPE National Events, coordinates a literacy program, and assists with staff training.

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