Canadian Union of Public Employees

Edmonton Public Schools Support Staff

P: (780) 455 1435 | F: (780) 452 1462 | E:

Education & Development


The purpose of Union Education and Development activities is to educate members to become Union Activists in a way that is mutually beneficial to the individual member and to all Local 3550 members.  The Locals’ Education Committee will review all applications submitted in order to determine the total number of members sponsored and establish the funding for each event.

When  educational opportunities become available they will be posted here and we ask that each member wishing to attend please fill out the Education Funding Request Form with all of the required information, and either FAX to the CUPE 3550 office at (780) 452-1462, email to or mail the form to the CUPE 3550 office.

 Upcoming Educational Opportunities

Edmonton District Labour council: Annual Labour School February 22, 23 & 24, 2019 Concordia University College 7128 Ada Boulevard

Courses offered: Basic Shop Steward, Introduction to Election Volunteering, WCB, Collective Bargaining, Advanced Shop Steward, Conflict Resolution

CUPE National Courses

  • CUPE Alberta Regional Office – #300 10235 – 124 Street
    • Introduction to Health & Safety; February 22 & 23
    • How Bargaining Works/What Stewards Need to Know About Bargaining; March 2
    • Parliamentary Procedure; March 8 & 9
    • SLS – Ally skills for Stewards/Conflict Skills for Stewards/Popular Economics; April 5 & 6
    • Health & Safety-An Introduction; April 12 & 13
    • Introduction to Stewarding; May 3 & 4
    • H & S – Law & Orders/Making committees Work/Solidarity Beyond Borders; May 31 & June 1
  • Edmonton & District Labour Council Annual Labour School: February 22-24, 2019
  • CUPE National Bargaining Conference: March 18-21, 2019
  • CUPE Weeklong School Red Deer: May 26-31, 2019 Registration Deadline April 17, 2019: Human Rights-An Introduction; Legal Legislation; Mental Health; SLS-/challenging racism in the workplace; SLS-Duty of fair representation; SLS-Representing members in front of management; SLS-solidarity with Indigenous workers; SLS-challenging sexism in the workplace; Grievance handling; SLS-Literacy awareness; SLS-Creating accommodation-friendly workplaces; SLS-Disability and ableism in the workplace; SLS-Ally skills for stewards; SLS-Green action for stewards; SLS-Understanding mental health; SLS-Popular economics for stewards; SLS-Psychologically safe workplaces
  • Women Deliver 2019 Global Conference (June 3 – 6, 2019, Vancouver)
  • Prairie School for Union Women June 9-13, 2019 Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan; Union Women on Turtle Island; Women Speaking Up; Igniting the Spark: Women as Leaders; First Steps: Union Basics for Women; Building Confidence and Celebrating You!; Popular Education Level 1: Introduction to Facilitating; Power, Privilege & People; Labour Community Advocate Training Level 1;
  • Interested? Fill out the education form and send it to

Check out the webinars and online programs offered at
The Local has 5 subscriptions for our members to use.

CUPE Local 3550 offers a number of short professional development courses, through Star12, that can be taken online or as On-Demand webinars. The online courses can be taken during your lunch hour or anytime, any day and at your own time!

If you are interested or require more information, please contact Mabel Ong, 780 455 1435 at the Union office or email:

List of courses available.

Upcoming Seminars:
Administrative Assistants Conference Mar. 11, 2019 Holiday Inn Edmonton
Communicating with Tact and Professionalism Mar. 19 & 20, 2019 Holiday Inn Edmonton
How to Excel at Managing and Supervising People Mar. 27 & 28 Holiday Inn Edmonton
Conference for Women April 10, 2019 Holiday Inn Edmonton
Please contact the Union Office at 780 455-1435 or email: for further details on how you can use our membership.
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