2018 All Committees Conference

October 18 to October 21, 2018
Truro, NS

Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends!

Where is our beautiful world? What should it look, how should it sound, how can we find it? Let’s figure out how to get there at our CUPE Nova Scotia All Committees Conference where we will collectively, grapple with these questions and more.

Six courses are listed on this site and to begin this learning journey we’d like you to identify your top four choices. Click here to register.

We will do our best to match your top four choices to the courses, but do keep in mind, you may not be assigned all four. Don’t be alarmed – our goal is to ensure you learn, be inspired, and challenged in any and all.

Two items to keep in mind:

  • Please ensure you’ve contacted your local about whether your costs will be covered (if they aren’t covered and you don’t show up this causes a fair bit of scheduling mayhem – really detracts from the beautiful world pursuit).
  • Please ignore the times for the courses indicated on the CUPE National website. The website cannot function without the times, but they are meaningless to your selection. All of this will make more sense when you arrive at the conference where you will find plenty of folks around to help you. In other words, don’t be intimidated by our new technology – just part of our new beautiful world.


Click here to register.

Registration fee: $100.00 per delegate before September 17, 2018

Late registration fee: $125.00 per delegate after September 17, 2018

*Registration fee is non-refundable after September 17th, 2018.

Please ensure all cheques are made payable to CUPE Nova Scotia and sent to the registrar, Sandra Trenchard, by the deadline date of September 17, 2018.

Sandra Trenchard
19 Gerard’s Lane
Sydney, NS B1P 3H8
(902) 564-1051 (home)
(902) 304-9821 (cell)


A block of rooms is set aside at the Best Western Glengarry Truro for the conference at the room rate of $105.00 (single) and $115.00 (double) plus tax.

Please call (902) 893-4311 to book. These rooms will only be held until August 30, 2018 and then will be released.

Best Western Glengarry
150 Willow Street
Truro, NS B2N 4Z6
(902) 893-4311


Global Justice – The Big Picture
In today’s world, we’re all connected across borders. International trade and investment agreements consolidate global corporate power. We need to consolidate global workers’ struggles to build union power. CUPE’s solidarity must expand beyond our borders if we are serious about achieving equality and justice for all workers.

SLS – Psychologically Healthy and Safe Workplaces
What is a psychologically healthy and safe workplace? Learn to identify the psychological hazards in our workplaces, and the role of the steward in eliminating psychological hazards.

Domestic Violence and the Workplace
This workshop will give participants a deeper understanding of domestic violence, and how it impacts our members and our workplaces. We will learn about domestic violence in Nova Scotia and look at the issue from a health and safety and human rights perspective. Participants will look at ways to appropriately respond to disclosures of domestic violence, and leave with tools, including collective agreement language.

SLS – Taking on Privatization
Learn about the different forms of privatization in CUPE workplaces, and how it impacts our members, services, and the public, and what we can do about it as stewards.

HS – Equality in Health and Safety
Championing equality in the workplace and the union is a vital role of health and safety activists. But what does it really mean to act as a good ally? In this workshop, we will explore what oppression looks like in a health and safety context, and look at ways to reduce personal bias, challenge oppression, and act in solidarity with members from marginalized and equity-seeking groups.

LET – Conflict-Ready Executives

In this workshop, participants will explore:

  • The value of conflict for effective groups
  • How our beliefs about conflict shape how we respond
  • The kinds of conflict executives struggle with
  • Productive ways to resolve conflict on an executive


Thursday, October 18 5:30 to 7 PM Registration
7 PM ·      Opening and welcome

·      Plenary hosted by the CUPE NS Pension Committee

·      Meet & Greet

Friday, October 19 8 to 9 AM Registration
9 AM to 4:30 PM Workshops
Saturday, October 20 9 AM to 4:30 PM Workshops
Sunday, October 21 9 AM to 12 PM Plenary session to recap and discuss action strategies

Scent-Free Policy

In response to the health concerns of our members and staff, CUPE has implemented a Scent-Free Policy at all of our workshops. Scented products such as hair spray, perfume and deodorant can trigger reactions such as respiratory distress and headaches. Facilitators and participants are asked to refrain from using scented products while attending our workshops and meetings. Thank you for your cooperation.

Contact Information

Sandra Trenchard
(902) 564-1051

Download a copy of the 2018 All Committees Conference brochure.

Click here to register.