COPE SEPB Convention 2022

Logo of COPESEPB Convention 2022 June 2-4 Vancouver


About Convention

Every three years our national union, COPE SEPB, convenes for National Convention at a location designated by the National Executive. The National Convention is the governing body of our union and establishes its policies in accordance with our national union’s constitution.

The 2022 Convention is hosted by Region 4 (British Columbia) and will be held from June 2 to 4 at The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver. Equity caucuses will be held on June 1.

Click here for the COPE SEPB Convention 2022 page on the COPE SEPB website.

President’s Welcome

Greetings COPE members from across Canada,

Our triennial convention is taking place June 2nd to 4th, 2022 in Vancouver, BC at the Westin Bayshore Hotel near beautiful Stanley Park. The convention will be preceded by equity caucuses on June 1st.

The theme of our convention is “It Starts with Equity”. The focus of our National Executive and Canadian Equity Council this term has been how to engage and include members of equity seeking groups within our membership more meaningfully. Significant constitutional changes are being proposed to ensure voices from equity seeking groups are included in our national union at the highest levels. Resolutions will also be brought forward on how the National union can assist locals and councils to do more equity work at the grassroots level.

Convention is the highest decision-making body in our national union, and both elects and sets the direction for the National Executive for the next three years.

Information will be coming out to locals in the coming weeks, so stay tuned! We hope to see you there.

David Black
National President

7th National Call to Convention

Click here for the official Convention Call letter from National Secretary-Treasurer, Pierrick Choinière-Lapointe.


Click here for the agenda of the 2022 National Convention.

Reports to Convention

Click here to see the Reports to Convention.


Click here to see the resolutions.

Amendments to the 2019 Constitution

Click here to see the Amendments to the 2019 Constitution.

Convention app

Convention delegates will receive an email invitation to download and sign up on the Convention app. Click here for the guide to using the app.


Follow our Convention hashtags on social media to follow along everything that’s happening.



Thursday: Day 1 recap
Friday: Day 2 recap
Saturday: Day 3 recap


Wednesday Equity Caucus day
Thursday Day 1
Friday Day 2
Saturday Day 3


Convention Opening Video (English)
Address from Stephen von Sychowski, President of the Vancouver & District Labour Council
Address from Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress
Report of the National President: David Black
Address from Kennedy Stewart, Mayor of Vancouver
Report of the National Secretary-Treasurer: Pierrick Choinière-Lapointe
Keynote Speaker: Ivan Coyote
Address from Harry Bains, BC’s Minister of Labour
Address from Laird Cronk, President of the BC Federation of Labour
Keynote Speaker: Esi Edugyan
Address from Jagmeet Singh, leader of Canada’s NDP
Equity Panel Discussion

Election Results

National President: Annette Toth
Region 1 Vice-Presidents: Maryève Boyer & Loïc Breton
Region 2 Vice-Presidents: Tanya LaRush & Lorrie Vandersluis
Region 3 Vice-Presidents: Stephanie Kerr & Preston Smoke
Region 4 Vice-Presidents: Anderson Charles & Christy Slusarenko


MoveUP is proud to endorse Annette Toth for National President, and Pierrick Choinière-Lapointe for National Secretary-Treasurer.

MoveUP endorses Annette Toth for COPE SEPB President, Pierrick Choinière-Lapointe for COPE SEPB Secretary-Treasurer