Welcome to COPE 491

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

On behalf of all 250 members of the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union, Local 491 (COPE491), I would like to extend a warm welcome to you!! In my role as President I am an extension of the members. I represent you and work hard to uphold the collective agreement we negotiated by holding the employer accountable.

If this is your first visit to our website – welcome! It is our hope that you use this website as a resource in communication, in community and in communion with COPE491 members across Canada. We invite you to return to this site often to discover ever expanding ways to bridge distances, to reach beyond your local reality and to be in touch across the country. Our website is an avenue for distribution, research and education to all members.

If we want equality across the country we need to take advantage of these lines of communication. I urge every member to become more involved in their region, attend meetings and conference calls. Every member in every office in every corner of the country is important for equality.

One Union, one Local, one voice!! COPE491

We will continually welcome membership to give us feedback and make suggestions on how to further enhance our website. We look forward to hearing from you.

In Solidarity,

Karen Carle
President, COPE491
Canadian Office and Professional Employees