Every convention, we take some time to recognize some of the excellent work coming out of our locals and divisions with CUPE’s Communications Awards.

Union solidarity depends on good communication. An informed membership is a powerful tool for our locals. That’s why the work of our communicators is so important. Whether it’s maintaining and updating their local’s website, designing and distributing a newsletter, or taking pictures at a local event, these members are crucial to making our union work.

We had a lot of entries this year, and our judges had a tough time making decisions with so many quality entries. We want to thank all locals who participated. Below is the full list of winners and honorable mentions.

Best local campaign


CUPE 416 (ON): “Kicked to the curb”

Honorable mentions:

CUPE 1989 (ON): “Fair contract for Mississauga library workers”

CUPE 146 (ON): “It’s our home”

Best story


CUPE 957 (QC): “50 ans d’histoire”

Honorable mention:

CUPE 429 (QC): “Je m’appelle Marie-Lucie Yoakim”

Best overall content


CUPE BC: “The Public Employee”

Honorable mention:

CUPE 375 (QC): “Sur les quais”

Best photo


CUPE 1253 (NB): “I love public services” – photo by Brien Watson

Honorable mention:

CUPE 1339 (ON): “Time to care” – photo by Amanda Farrow-Giroux

Best use of social media


CUPE 728 (BC)

Honorable mention:

CUPE 9112 (ON)