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
  • in October-November in Nanaimo – the CUPE BC Fall Weeklong School

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 contact either Tom Benjamin or Shirley Lyons, the members of the Education Committee.

Fall 2017 Weeklong School, October 29 to November 3, Coast Bastion Inn, Nanaimo

Registration is now open. If you are interested in any of the following please contact Tom or Shirley:

  • Introduction to Stewarding & 5 Steward Learning Series modules
  • Bargaining Solidarity
  • Local Executive Training
  • Return to Work: Getting Beyond light Duties

Each is a five day course, opening assembly is on Sunday evening, course finishes at noon on Friday, meals are provided. Complete details are in the brochure.

Martine King, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
Alan Paladini, CRD Housing Corporation CRD Steward
Janice Webster, CRD Housing Corporation CRD Steward
Russ Donnison, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Hartland Landfill CRD Steward
Coral Lee Henderson, CRD Bylaw and Animal Care Services CRD Steward
Ian Elliott, CRD Protective Services CRD Steward
Clay Cullen, CRD Integrated Water Services CRD Steward
Tambra Cartmell, CRD 911 Services CRD Steward
Brendon Parker, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
Bruce Lesperance, CRD Technology & Initiatives, Facility Maintenance CRD Steward
Joe Kolic, CRD Integrated Water Services, Macaulay Point CRD Steward
Adam Hliva, CRD Integrated Water Services, Saanich Peninsula Wastewater Treatment Plant CRD Steward
Blair Barrett, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks CRD Steward
John Butts, CRD Integrated Water Services, Macaulay Point CRD Steward
Courtney MacMurchy, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
Stephen Taylor, Greater Victoria Housing Society GVHS Steward
WSPR Steward
VIHA Steward
VIHA Steward
VIHA Steward
VIHA Steward
Tom Benjamin, CRD Technology & Initiatives, Information Technology & GIS Vice-President
Rick Illi, CRD Planning & Protective Services, Bylaw and Animal Care President
Kathy Marshall, CRD Finance, Payroll
Lindsay Fumalle, Saanich Health Unit VIHA Coordinator
John MacPhee, CRD Housing Corporation
James Kroening, CRD Integrated Water Services, Saanich Peninsula Wastewater Treatment Plant
Shirley Lyons, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Environmental Protection CRD Coordinator
Jody Watson, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Environmental Protection CRD Coordinator
Graziella Schaerer Martin, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks CRD Coordinator
Anke Bergner, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Environmental Resource Management CRD Chair
Jason Dales, CRD Integrated Water Services, Infrastructure Operations Chair GVHS
Michael McKinley VIHA Chair
Shawn Davies, West Shore Parks & Recreation WSPR Chair
Henry Lee, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Environmental Partnerships Treasurer
Shirley Lyons, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Environmental Protection Secretary
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