Breaking through barriers for workers
who have children with special needs

Welcome to Special Needs and Moving On Projects!

Special Needs & Moving On projectsThe Special Needs and Moving On Projects provide resources and support for workers at the post office whose children have disabilities. The projects are available to members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and the Union of Postal Communications Employees (Public Service Alliance of Canada). The Special Needs Project is geared to families with young children; the Moving On Project is for adult sons and daughters with special needs. Life is more demanding when you work and have a child with special needs. Learn more about our Special Needs and Moving On projects.


COVID-19 and Special Leave for Child and Elder Care at Canada Post

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Canada Post takes its cue from the Federal Government to extend leave provisions for workers beyond the April 10, 2020 deadline. Responding to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Canada Post is directing supervisors to approve paid Special Leave for postal workers needing to be home with children because of school and child care closures. This also applies to members who have to step in to provide care for elderly parents.

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CUPW Launches Brand New Child Care Web Page for Members

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Did you know that CUPW negotiated the CUPW Child Care Fund with Canada Post Corporation in 1991?  We are the only union in North America to negotiate a fund to help members with their child care needs.  

Great things happen when we stand together for positive change, just as we did a decade earlier with the achievement of maternity leave.

The Fund is used for projects that:

  • Provide child care services and information;
  • Provide support and services for members who have young or adult children with disabilities;
  • Undertake child care needs assessments for members, and;
  • Conduct research related to child care policy.

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Introducing A New Way to Enjoy Member to Member Connection

The CUPW’s Member to Member Connection newsletter is getting an exciting new online look.

Every family has their own inspiring story. For the last several years, I have had the privilege of working with Gail Holdner of the Special Needs and Moving On Projects to help bring these stories to you in the Member to Member Connection newsletter. Informative, engaging, and inspiring, these stories are important not simply to those directly involved, but to every person who shares their experiences, whether parent, child, or friend.

That’s why we are introducing a new digital home for the Member to Member Connection newsletter.

The new digital edition of the newsletter gives you the same great stories you’re used to in a unique way that delights as well as entertains. Available on any device from desktop computer to smartphone, you’ll be able to read the latest issue, browse past editions, view photo galleries and share individual stories.

I hope this revamped online edition not only continues the conversation sparked by the families featured in each issue, but also helps to build the community that surrounds the Special Needs and Moving On projects. Look for it online soon. Welcome to the next Connection.

Matt Dusenbury
Web Designer

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