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Convention 2021: Our Struggles, Our Solidarity, Our Union!

The AUPE Convention will be held virtually on December 1, 2, 3, and 4, 2021. On this page you can find important forms and more information to prepare for convention!

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Getting ready for Convention

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AUPE members are holding Convention on December 1, 2, 3, and 4. The Convention theme for this year is Our Struggles, Our Solidarity, Our Union!

We are holding Convention virtually on a full-featured online platform to help protect members and staff from the ongoing pandemic.

The virtual Convention platform will include a live video feed of the convention chair, call-in lines for members to speak—like when debating motions or raising points of order, online voting during convention business and elections, as well as instructions and tech support for members.

Soon, Delegates will receive their delegate packages by email. Please ensure AUPE has your up-to-date email address by filling out this form.

Delegate packages will include details on how to participate in the exciting online world of Convention 2021. Members will not need to use their MyAUPE account for Convention.

More information will be published on this web page as we get closer to convention.

If you are a delegate, please scroll down to download and complete important documents that are needed to participate in convention.

If you're experiencing harassment at the AUPE Virtual Convention contact our Ombudsperson at ombudsperson@aupe.org or call 1-800-232-7284 to speak to a Member Resource Centre Agent.

Our Ombudsman will assist you in dealing with your complaint. If the complaint cannot be resolved through this process, they will refer you to the AUPE Constitution Article 29 process and seek assistance from the Member Relations department. 

 

Elections information

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Convention 2021 is an election year. While holding Convention online is definitely a big change, much of our agenda and processes remain the same.

Like any election year, delegates representing each AUPE Local will vote to elect our union’s eight-member executive. Those positions include:

  • President
  • Executive Secretary-Treasurer
  • Six Vice-Presidents

Join the Candidates at Telephone Town Halls Nov. 16 & 17

AUPE’s Elections Committee is hosting Telephone Town Halls in November to help delegates, alternates, and members at large learn more about their candidates!

There will be four town halls in total. They will take place November 16 & 17 at 12 Noon and 7 PM each day.

Click here to read more information about the town halls, including which candidates are participating on each day.

Convention delegates and alternates are automatically registered for the town halls. If you are a member who is not a delegate or alternate but want to participate in the town halls, visit this website and click "Let's Talk" to register for the town halls you would like to join.

Nominations from the floor 

Campaign statements from candidates who registered in advance will be included in all delegate packages as well as the print issue of Direct Impact magazine. These may not be the only candidates at convention, as there are often members who announce their candidacy during Convention.

All candidates, including those who declare their candidacy before convention, must be nominated from the floor of our virtual convention. 

Please contact a member of the elections committee if you’d like more information. 

Justin Huseby, Chairperson 

403-880-1689 (Cell), or email electionscommittee@aupe.org  

Peter Steward 

403-650-7678 (Cell) 

Lauren Wood 

403-999-2609 (Cell) 

Click here to fill out an online form to submit your time-off  requirements for the upcoming virtual Convention

Please submit time-off requirements by November 8, 2021

Delegate entitlement is determined by the AUPE Constitution, Article 6.05

6.05 Provincial Executive members and Local Chairs shall be delegates as of right. In addition, Locals shall be entitled to elect one delegate for one hundred (100) or less members, and one additional delegate for each additional one hundred (100) members or portion thereof, based on the twelve (12) month average Headquarters records as of October 31st, preceding the Convention. For the purpose of this Article, members shall mean regular members as defined in Article 4.05.

2021 Convention Local delegate entitlement breakdown

The 2021 Reports & Resolutions booklet is now available

Please note that the table of contents is click-responsive: you can click on any page listed within the table of contents to jump to the corresponding page.

Important documents

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AUPE Constitution

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