Ways and Means Fund and Remote Course Delivery Fund

The Ways and Means committee met in the first week of October and again on October 13th to adjudicate W&M applications, as well as applications to the Remote Course Delivery Fund. If you applied in September to either fund, you should receive a response from the committee soon. The committee has been dealing with a very high volume of applications and the new committee members have just been transitioned, so thank you for your patience.

Canadian Common CV (CCV) – Preparation Assistance

Notice From David B. Cuff, Dean’s Office, LA&PS:

The Dean’s Office can provide assistance for LA&PS faculty members with the creation or update of a Canadian Common CV (CCV). As many of you know, creating a CCV can be a cumbersome and time-consuming task, and we generally advise faculty who are targeting opportunities that require a CCV (e.g. SSHRC Insight Development Grant, NSERC Discovery Grant) to complete the CCV well in advance of deadlines.

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Multiple Committee Vacancies


The following committees have vacancies and are open for nominations. Interested members should email VP Unit 1, Stacey Berquist, by Wednesday October 21st to nominate themselves.

  • Accessibility Committee (1 vacancy)
  • CUPE Toronto District Council (1 vacancy)
  • Distribution Committee (2 vacancies)
  • Forum Moderator (1 vacancy)
  • Joint Health and Safety Committee (2 vacancies)
  • Senate Representative Alternate (1 vacancy)
  • Toronto York Region Labour Council (7 vacancies)

Information about committees can be found here


Career Information Session

Join our VP Unit 2, Vanessa Lehan-Streisel, and the Career Advisor, Kym Bird, for an information session on the job security provisions in our contract and how to apply for them.

This information session will take place on October 20, 2020 from 4:30–5:30pm.

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Call for Poll Clerks and Trans Fund Committee Members

The Trans Feminist Action Committee and Trans Caucus seeks two (2) self-identified trans* Poll Clerks and three (3) self-identified trans* members for the Trans Fund Committee.

The Trans Fund is comprised of 3 people whose responsibilities include advertising and promoting the Fund, receiving and reviewing applications, adjudicating applications, determining disbursements and other duties. All of the individuals who are elected to the Trans Fund must be Trans* identified.

Poll Clerks are paid $20/hr. The election will take place over Zoom.

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Bargaining SGMM (October 9th, 2020) – Tentative Agenda

We are hosting a  Bargaining Special General Membership Meeting via Zoom! At this meeting, the bargaining team will be presenting updates. We all also continue discussing and voting on bargaining parameters as well as process. All members are encouraged to attend.

Keep reading for the tentative agenda, accessibility information and more.

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CUPE 3903 Childcare Fund – Attention Members with Children!

The CUPE 3903 Childcare Fund exists to help you with any costs you might incur in relation to your children. Please apply! We divide the fund evenly among all those who apply. You must apply each fall in order to be included in the fall, winter, and summer disbursements of the fund – so even if you applied last year you need to re-apply again now.

If you are eligible (you have a child under 13 or under 18 with additional needs), then please apply for the CUPE 3903 Childcare Fund! The fund is not specific to daycare – it is to help you with the various costs associated with children. We have extended the deadline until October 10, 2020. You can apply by filling out the online form found here.

If you have questions about the fund please email the Childcare Fund Committee.