COPE Local 491 partners with Vubiz to offer educational workshops to all members!

Education
COPE Local 491 is excited to announce that we have partnered with Vubiz to offer educational workshops for all members.  These workshops are all online and available 24/7.  Choose from hundreds of workshops ranging from informational and fun to work related.  There are workshops available in English, French and Spanish. Click the link below to learn how to get started.  We recommend reading the instruction sheet before going on the site to minimize encountering any issues during initial registration. Below is also a link to the workshop listing.  If you prefer to view the workshop listing in Excel, reply to this email to request it be sent to you. Feel free to browse around and take any or all that you are interested in.  For any Vubiz site related queries, please contact Norm…
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Nominations Closed – List of Acclaimed and Nominees

Bargaining, Elections, Uncategorized
Thank you to all those who let their name stand for positions. The positions that were open for elections were for the Bargaining Committee as well as two interim RVP positions. RVP, Region 5A (Interim, one year remainder of term) Steve Smith - ACCLAIMED RVP, Region 6C (Interim, one year remainder of term) No nominations   BARGAINING COMMITTEE East Karri Patterson - ACCLAIMED   National Debbie Rebeiro - ACCLAIMED   Ontario Brandi Kehoe - ACCLAIMED   West Theresa Walkowski, SK Patty Kinahan, AB Corinne Iwata, BC   There will be one election, for the members in that region/area.  Congratulations to those acclaimed and good luck to those nominees in the election. 
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Nomination Forms – January 2021

Elections, Uncategorized
Nomination Forms - Elections January 2021 Nominations for the upcoming elections open on January 22, 2021.  Click below to access the nomination form for each position up for election. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Returning Officer. Nomination-Form - RVP Region blank Nomination-Form - Bargaining Committee BLANK
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Election Call – January 2021 – Negotiating Committee

Elections
ELECTION CALL January 2021 - Negotiating Committee Between February 17 and February 23, 2021 members will elect a Negotiating Committee in accordance with the COPE 491 Bylaws. Negotiating Committee Positions:The Negotiating Committee shall consist of the President, one otherTable Officer as determined by the Executive Board, and four (4) electedmembers. The elected members will be from the following regions andwill be elected by the members in those regions:• One (1) from the West (B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba)• One (1) from the Ontario Region• One (1) from the National Office• One (1) from the East (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland Labrador).Elected by, and from, their Regional MembershipNominations will open January 22nd and must be submitted to the Returning Officer by 4:00 P.M. on February 4, 2021; the…
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Election Call – January 2021 – RVP, Region 6C and Region 5A

Elections, Uncategorized
ELECTION CALL January 2021 - RVP (Region 5A and Region 6C only) Between February 17 and February 23, 2021 members will elect one (1) Regional Vice-President (Region 6C National) and one (1) Regional Vice-President (Region 5A Ontario) in accordance with the COPE 491 Bylaws.Officer Positions:Regional Vice-President (Region 5A) (Interim)Elected by members in area offices of Ontario Region 5ARegional Vice-President (Region 6C) (Interim)Elected by members of National Office & the Ottawa Area OfficeNominations will open January 22nd and must be submitted to the Returning Officer by 4:00 P.M. on February 4, 2021; the day nominations close.To be eligible for a nomination and election, a member must be in continuous good standing for twelve (12) consecutive months prior to date of nomination. No nomination shall be accepted unless the member nominating has signed…
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Results

Elections
The Results are in! The election for the positions of National Vice-President, Secretary and Education Communication Officer is now over.  We have the results.  Congratulations to Brandi Kehoe who is the new National Vice-President!  Congratulations to Alex Hernandez who is the new Secretary! Congratulations to Rachel Roberts who will be continuing as Education Communication Officer!    COPE491 Election - Term 2021-2023 Report date: Wednesday 16 December 2020 00:37 EST   National Vice-President Poll ID: 164150 As at Poll close: Tuesday 15 December 2020 23:59 EST Number of voters: 148 · Group size: 239 · Percentage voted: 61.92 Vote counting method: V1 FPTP (first-past-the-post) Ranked by votes Rank Candidate ID Candidate Votes % 1 16076377 Brandi Kehoe 78  52.70 2 16076378 Sandra Leniuk 70 47.30   Secretary Poll ID: 164151 As…
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Nominee Bio’s

Elections
As the nominee's submit bio's, they will be added here to review. Check back often to get the most up-to-date information. NATIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT Brandi Kehoe (Ontario) Sandra Lenuik (BC) SECRETARY Noelle Douitsis (Ontario) Alex Hernandez (Manitoba) EDUCATION/COMMUNICATION OFFICER Lisa Peldiak (Ontario) Rachel Roberts (BC)  
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List of Nominees and Acclaimations – November 2020

Elections
The nomination period for the upcoming elections is now closed.  Thank you to all who participated in the process and either nominated someone or allowed their names to stand for election. The following is the list of nominees for positions that will have an election:NATIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT Brandi Kehoe (Ontario)Sandra Leniuk (BC) SECRETARY Noelle Douitsis (Ontario)Alex Hernandez (Manitoba) EDUCATION/COMMUNICATION OFFICER Lisa Peldiak (Ontario) Rachel Roberts (BC) ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++The following is a list of the nominees that have been acclaimed.TRUSTEE (3 year) Carolyn Layfield (Ontario) REGIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT (REGION 6B), By-election (Term 2021-2022) Wendy Barry (National) - Acclaimed REGIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT (REGION 7), By-election (Term 2021-2022) Michelle LeBlanc (Maritimes) - Acclaimed The election for the above positions will commence on December 9 and run until December 15, 2020.  Ballots will be sent to voting members via…
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Nomination Forms – Election December 2020

Uncategorized
Nominations for the upcoming elections open on November 4, 2020.  Click below to access the nomination form for each position up for election. The attached nomination forms are in pdf format; for a word version of the form, please reply to this email and it will be emailed to you.  Unfortunately the word version doesn't attach properly through this email format.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Returning Officer. Nomination Form - NVP Nomination-Form - Secretary Nomination-Form - Education/Communication Officer Nomination-Form - Trustee - Three Year Nomination_Form_RVP_Region_blank  
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Bylaw Amendment Vote – October 2020

Uncategorized
Bylaw Results - October 2020. The Bylaw Amendment vote has closed and the results are in.  The bylaw amendments have passed.  Please see below the details of the results of the vote and link for the official results on Big Pulse.   COPE491 By-Law Amendments Report date: Thursday 22 October 2020 13:09 EDTCOPE491 By-Law Amendments Poll ID: 163200 As at Poll close: Wednesday 21 October 2020 23:59 EDT Number of voters: 80 · Group size: 235 · Percentage voted: 34.04 Vote counting method: V1 FPTP (first-past-the-post) Ranked by votes   RankVote Option IDVote OptionVotes%116070119Yes7391.25216070120No78.75 https://www.bigpulse.com/pollresults?code=1340568AWHttEuwYxDB6b2M7QEz     Returning Officer COPE Local 491
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