Employee Engagement Survey

To all CUPE staff,

You will have received an email from the Employer to participate in an Employee Engagement Survey. I am requesting that you take the time during your work hours to complete this survey. This survey will be used by the District to implement changes where needed during the next 2 years. At that time another survey will be sent out to employees to see if the District has made progress where changes have been identified. This survey is being used by many Districts throughout the Province.

Don’t hesitate to be honest about your answers. We all have a voice in making changes that we feel are needed and I believe by completing this survey, we can be successful.  The survey takes about 10 – 15 minutes to complete. We have only had around 20% of members complete this survey so far. In other districts there was as high as 80% participation.

Please take the time to complete before February 22, 2019.

Thank You,

Gray Boisvert


In-Service April 1, 2019

To all CUPE members,

Unfortunately because of uncontrollable circumstances to obtain a suitable venue and conflicts with which day would be suitable for an In Service training session for all CUPE members, we have had to postpone our In Service day jointly held by SD22 and CUPE.

We are looking at possibly holding other training sessions for some departments on the upcoming Non- Instructional days. We will keep you posted if these training sessions become available.

We regret that we were not able to fulfill this opportunity to you this year. If you have any questions please contact me by email cupe_5523@shaw.ca or phone 250 306 2350.

In Solidarity,

Gray Boisvert – President

C.U.P.E. 5523 Christmas Party – Vernon Lodge & Conference Centre
Doors Open 6:30pm
Dinner 7:30pm
Cash Bar; Door Prizes; 50/50 (proceeds go to the H.O.P.E.)
Dinner – Prime Rib
Live Band – FEET FIRST from 9:00 – 12:00 Midnight
Bring your dancing shoes & let’s have some fun!!!

Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis’ story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually. 

The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year.  It also gives teachers time to plan events that will include children, as we want to ensure that we are passing the story and learning on to the next generations.

Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.