Union education is available to all union members, but priority is given to those who have volunteered to help the Local by becoming a shop steward or being elected as an executive member. The local covers all the costs of the education – registration, accommodation, travel, and union “book-off” time.

Week long courses are typically held in:

  • mid-January to mid-February at Harrison Hot Springs – the Canadian Labour Congress Pacific Region Winter School
  • May-June in Kamloops – the CUPE BC Spring Weeklong School
  • October-November in Nanaimo – the CUPE BC Fall Weeklong School

The BCFed Health and Safety Centre runs health and safety-related courses throughout the year. You can see what’s available on the course calendar.

Other courses are held throughout the year. Please see the listing on the right for more details. If you want to attend a course please fill in the Union Education Form and send it to Tom Benjamin or Shirley Lyons, the members of the Education Committee.

CANCELLED - Spring 2020 Weeklong School
Spring 2020 Weeklong School in Kamloops, May 24-29, has been cancelled.
Martine King, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
James Brenay, CRD Integrated Water Services, Tennyson Avenue CRD Chair
Shawn McIntyre, CRD Integrated Water Services, Tennyson Avenue CRD Steward
CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Hartland Landfill CRD Steward
Shane Reimer, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks CRD Steward
Coral Lee Henderson, CRD Bylaw and Animal Care Services CRD Steward
Graziella Martin, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks CRD Steward
CRD Integrated Water Services CRD Steward
CRD Steward
Brett Wicker, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
CRD Steward
CRD Integrated Water Services, Macaulay Point CRD Steward
CRD Steward
Blair Barrett, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks CRD Steward
CRD Integrated Water Services, Tennyson Avenue CRD Steward
Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
Tom Judge GVHS Steward
WSPRS Steward
VIHA Steward
Job Action Email
Sceni Powers, CRD Financial Services, Major Projects Trustee
Carli Hliva, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Hartland Landfill Trustee
Dawn Moon, VIHA Vice President
Tom Benjamin, CUPE Local 1978 President
Kathy Marshall, CRD Finance, Payroll
Swati Scott VIHA Coordinator
James Kroening, CRD Integrated Water Services, Saanich Peninsula Wastewater Treatment Plant
Karl Rogers, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Panorana Recreation CRD Coordinator
Graziella Martin, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks OH&S Coordinator
Brendon Parker, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Hartland Landfill CRD Steward
Conrad Iuon Chair GVHS
Lindsay Fumalle VIHA Chair
Shawn Davies, West Shore Parks & Recreation WSPR Chair
Henry Lee, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Environmental Protection Treasurer
Shirley Lyons, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Environmental Protection Secretary
Debbie Schoening, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks Trustee