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CUPE Job Action Update

November 01, 2022

CUPE graphic.pngDear families,

I am writing to you today to provide an update with regards to the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) job action. This union represents the following employees at the ALCDSB; Educational Assistants, Early Childhood Educators, Secretaries, Youth Workers, Custodial Maintenance, and Central Clerical and Technical Staff.

CUPE has announced that they will participate in a full withdrawal of services on Friday, November 4, 2022, because of the legislation being tabled by the Provincial government (Keeping Students in Class Act).

As a result, all ALCDSB schools will be closed to students Friday, November 4, 2022, to ensure the health and safety of staff and students. Every effort will be made to remove barriers so that all students can fully participate in their learning during this time. All teaching staff will be at school to prepare for emergency online learning in the event of further action and will be in contact with their students. All students currently enrolled in remote learning will continue classes as normal.

In the event of a continued withdrawal of services, as of Monday, November 7, 2022;

  • Asynchronous online learning will take place for all students
  • Co-operative Education and Dual Credit programming will continue to run
  • No extracurricular activities will be running on school property
  • All before or afterschool care programs will NOT be in operation at any ALCDSB school sites, for the duration of any job action
  • Technology will not be distributed at this time

Please monitor your email for school messenger updates daily or visit

CUPE employees provide services that are central to the mission statement of our Board. The ALCDSB values the work of all its employees and their commitment to student safety.

Best regards,

David DeSantis,
​Director of Education​​

  • Discipleship

    We accept the call to be imitators of Christ by embracing the Beatitudes through authentic witness at the school, community, and global levels. Rooted in our commitment to transmit our Faith and Catholic tradition, we are inspired to build communities dedicated to the formation of young people who recognize their gifts and responsibilities to contribute to the transformation of the world into a more just and loving society for all.

  • Scholarship

    We believe that each student, made in the image and likeness of God and being hope for the future, can be engaged in their learning and achieve at high levels with appropriate supports. We are committed to ensuring that the potential of each student is realized through the achievement of ambitious outcomes and improving in their learning to the highest possible level.

  • Stewardship

    We embrace our responsibilities for the prudent and judicious use of the resources we have been allocated. In our context, we are committed to the development and growth of all employees, responsible and accountable practices and our call to care for all of God's creation.