Convention Call - COPE Ontario 2022 Convention

Dear Sisters, Brothers, Comrades:

Below is our 2022 Convention Call which is being held virtually, along with a Delegate Registration Form and Childcare Subsidy Registration Form.

Important Deadlines:

  • Resolutions must be received by Friday, January 14, 2022
  • Delegates requiring childcare subsidy should return the childcare registration form no later than Monday, January 24, 2022
  • Registrations must be received by Monday, February 7, 2022

If you have any questions, please reach out to Pina at [email protected], 416-703-8515, ext. 232 or Endera at [email protected], 416-703-8515, ext. 223.

Amid staffing shortages, Hamilton educators are reporting ‘horrendous’ classroom violence

COPE 527 vice-president Linda Kowalski said there has been an “exodus of workers.” “We’ve had more retirements and resignations than ever since September,” she said.
More than 30 members have retired or resigned since the beginning of the school year. Typically, COPE would see a “handful” of resignations and between 20 and 30 retirements in a year, Lucek said. Those who are still in classrooms are “tired and frustrated,” she said. “Our members are burning out now in December,” Lucek said.