Notice of COPE Ontario 2023 Annual General Meeting Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th, 2023


Annual General Meeting Call

To:      COPE Ontario Executive Board Members,

           COPE Ontario Locals and COPE Ontario Staff

Date:   February 10, 2023

Re:      Notice of COPE Ontario 2023 Annual General Meeting 

            Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th, 2023


Greetings Sisters and Brothers:

The 2023 Annual General Meeting of COPE Ontario will be held on Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th, 2023 beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The location of the meeting is as follows:

DoubleTree by Hilton London Hotel - 300 King Street, London ON

A block of guestrooms is negotiated at $159.00 per night.

 Locals can also call in at 519-439-1661 and give the Group Code “CPE” and make their booking or online:

The cutoff date for reservations is Friday, March 24th, 2023. 

 Enclosed please find the following forms that need to be filled out and returned to us by Friday, March 24, 2023.

 Registration Form

  • Registration Form, along with the registration fee of $175.00 per delegate. COPE Ontario will provide childcare at COPE Ontario events when there are 10 or more children. Otherwise, COPE Ontario will reimburse child or dependent care costs up to $100.00 for the event per family, including COPE Ontario Executive Board members. Members will be required to fill out a claim for reimbursement, and receipts are requested.

 COPE Ontario Child Care Registration Form 

  • COPE Ontario will reimburse members for dependent care costs of up to $100.00 per member attending a COPE Ontario event.
  • COPE Ontario will reimburse Executive Board members their child and dependent care costs in the amount of $100.00 per occasion when Executive Board members attend a COPE Ontario Executive Board function

If you have any questions regarding any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (416) 703-8515 or e-mail [email protected].

In solidarity,

Patty Clancy, Director

COPE Ontario                                                                                                                                                                                   

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Across Mid- & Southern Ontario: There will be buses/transportation to the Toronto protest. Look on the Ontario Health Coaltion website for details about buses and how to reserve a space or email [email protected].

In Northern Ontario (N. Ontario locations where it is too far to travel in to the Ontario Legislature):

Sault Ste. Marie: Gather at 12 p.m. noon at Roberta Bondar Pavilion for protest and march. Contact Al Dupuis at the Algoma Health Coalition [email protected].

Thunder Bay: Gather at 12 p.m. noon at mini Queen’s Park. Contact Jules Tupker [email protected].

Dryden: Rally outside of MPP Greg Rickford's office (429 Government Road) at 11:30 a.m. CDST

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Ottawa: Gather at 12 p.m. noon at Faircrest Heights Park, 550 Smyth Road. Contact the Ottawa Health Coalition at [email protected]

Cornwall: Gather at 4 p.m. (note the time is different than elsewhere) outside MPP Nolan Quinn’s office, 120 Second St. W. Contact Louise Lanctot at [email protected] or Elaine MacDonald at [email protected].

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Bill 135 – rushed through the legislature with little oversight – demolishes existing governance structures and paves the way for privatization of vital health care services. 

The measure would dismantle the existing system of 14 Home Care and Community Support Services organizations across the province and turn them into one unwieldly structure. Unions have asked the government to consult with them on how to avoid the labour relations turmoil that will result. 

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COPE Ontario Interim Director Glenn Wheeler (centre) joined OPSEU President JP Hornick, ONA President Erin Ariss, CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn and NDP Health Critic France Gelinas at a media conference at Queen's Park.




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