Convention 2022

Web banner. Text: division convention May 29 to June 1, 2022. Image: CUPE NS logo

The 58th annual division convention of CUPE Nova Scotia will be held from May 29 to June 1, 2022, at the Westin Hotel in Halifax.

Download a copy of the convention call and registration materials below.

Photo: CUPE NS convention 2019
Important deadlines

March 20: application deadline to the Solidarity Convention Assistance Fund

March 29: deadline to submit constitutional amendments

March 29: application deadline for the Solidarity Convention Assistance Fund

April 29: application deadline for childcare or family care services during convention hours

May 9: deadline to submit resolutions

Please note: Hotel reservations and special arrangements are the sole responsibility of the delegates and/or the sponsoring local.

Information and forms

Inside the convention call package you will find the following information and forms:

Awards, scholarships and bursaries

For instructions on how to nominate a candidate, or how to apply for a scholarship or bursary, please click here.

  • Barb Kowlaski Literacy Award
  • Betty Jean Sutherland Continuing Care Assistant Bursary
  • Betty Jean Sutherland Sister of the Year Award
  • Higgins Insurance Scholarship
  • Mike McNeil CUPE Atlantic Weeklong School Scholarship
  • Occupational Health and Safety Award
  • Rocky Jones Bursary
  • Steward of the Year

Convention schedule


4 PM Registration


5:45 PM How Your Convention Works CUPE Union Development has designed this session for new and returning delegates alike to brush up on the rules of parliamentary procedures and how our CUPE Convention works.


7 PM Convention opening


*More schedule info to be announced.

A message from Nan McFadgen

CUPE NS has begun planning our 58th annual division convention for May 29 to June 1, 2022.

It is our hope that we will be able to host you all in person once again. I am asking you to keep in mind that while we are now planning for an in-person convention we live in a world where in person meeting plans are less certain. We are prepared to shift to online should that decision be appropriate.

If your local requires a letter of notice be sent to you by way of Canada Post, please notify me at the coordinates provided below. Otherwise notice should we have to change our plans, will be sent by way of email, social media, and our webpage.

We truly look forward to seeing you “in real life”.

Sincere thanks for the work you do every day representing your union.

Take care.

In solidarity,

Nan McFadgen
President, CUPE NS