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Sandra Azocar

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Rita Bains

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Pamela Foyle

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Alicia Salon

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Cecilia Fernandes

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Carol Mammel

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Julie Woodford

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DOVE Award

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Nominations for the DOVE Award closed at 12:00 p.m. on January 20, 2023

Duties of the Women's Committee

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AUPE’s Constitution sets out the duties of the Women’s Committee as follows:

The Women’s Committee shall:

  1. educate and promote awareness to the members and the public on equality, discrimination, current and related issues especially as they relate to women;
  2. encourage and support involvement of Women in Union activities, events and educational;
  3. promote involvement and support by AUPE members-at-large and communities of women’s issues;
  4. co-operate with, liaise with, and lobby other organizations and various levels of government addressing women’s issues;
  5. prepare and present policies, briefs and information on issues of concern;
  6. initiate action and participate in meetings, conferences, conventions and educational courses on issues of concern to women and co-ordinate these with other committees and organizations; and
  7. establish a resource base on women’s issues including but not limited to, discrimination and equality.

Join the Fight to End Period Poverty!

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Paying for menstrual products can add up! 

In fact, one in three Canadians who need menstrual products struggle to afford them.

But the cost is even greater for people who menstruate when combined with systemic issues like low incomes, unaffordable housing, and economic instability.    

That’s why the AUPE Women’s Committee is fighting to End Period Poverty in Canada by:

  • Collecting menstrual products at AUPE meetings & events to donate to organizations that support vulnerable Albertans.
  • Lobbying AHS to make sure menstrual products are available at all AHS-funded health care facilities.
  • Pushing for legislation that will make period products free for all Canadians who need them.

Prairie School for Union Women

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Mark your calendar! AUPE Women's Committee has confirmed that the Prairie School for Union Women will be happening in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from June 12-15, 2023.

Stay tuned for more news coming soon; bookmark this page for future updates.

The Prairie School for Union Women is an intensive four days of learning and sharing for trade union women. Members who attend develop leadership and personal skills while building solidarity with fellow attendees.