May, Mental Health Awareness Month


Sisters and Brothers,

May is Mental Health Awareness Month—an opportunity for us all to reflect on the effects COVID-19 has had on our mental health and well-being. Toronto Local is making this issue a priority and supporting the field on a number of fronts.


The provision of care has become significantly more challenging over the last two years. The pandemic has disproportionately impacted those living with a mental illness or an addictions issues.

One in five Canadians lives with mental health challenges. There are unfair, untrue and hurtful characterizations of people who are suffering from mental anguish.  These are outcomes of modern society, traumas, stress, uncertainty, shaming and many other factors.

It seems like we’ve come not nearly far enough in reducing the stigma associated with mental health. In our modern society, people tend to discuss physical health problems openly, while hiding mental health issues.

 It is important to know there is support and there is no shame in reaching out for it. CUPW has a network of social stewards who, in full confidentiality, assist with referring you to options for support.

If you are suffering, please reach out to:

-The social steward of the Toronto Local

-The Canadian Mental Health Association:


In Solidarity,


Qaiser Maroof


CUPW Toronto Local

26th April,2022.

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On March 28,2024 ,Sister Eileen Moore retired . Toronto Local wants to thank Sister Eileen for her almost 35 years of service and for her hard work. Thank you , we appreciate all the good work and service.
In Solidarity,
Abdi Hagi Yusuf
CUPW, Toronto Local



MAY 24TH THROUGH MAY 26th 2024 

 Applications are due back to the Region by:

April 10th, 2024

The Metro Toronto Region is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the upcoming Women’s Retreat being offered at the:



We will be exploring many issues as well as celebrating our strengths!


Please note that members on WSIB or STDP are not eligible to apply.  


Also please note that members who previously attended the women’s retreat in November 2022 will NOT be eligible to attend.


Please ensure that you complete a legible application form and return it by FAX to the Metro Toronto Region by, Wednesday April 10, 2024.


We look forward to hearing from you.

In Solidarity


Bonnie Pollard                                                 Joanne Leader

Regional Union Representative                          Regional Grievance Officer

Metro Toronto Region                                       Metro Toronto Region

CUPW                                                             CUPW

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