Who is CUPE Local 2190?

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History of CUPE Local 2190

Since 1978, Local 2190 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has represented hundreds of dedicated frontline workers at the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto. At that time members included, Child Protection Workers, Social Workers, Child and Youth Workers, Social Service Workers and Health Specialists. In 2016, Administrative and Maintenance staff joined Local 2190. We may have different roles but are equally important in the protection and support of children, youth and families. Together, the bargaining members at the CCAS of Toronto are stronger in the fight for equity, fair treatment and economic security.




We have come a long way as employees of the CCAS of Toronto… 
“Catholic Children’s Aid; where this three-month strike last summer bred much bitterness;
was the first group to test the Ontario labor ministry’s program of preventive mediation;
under which 36 firms and their unions are working to improve their relations.”

2000 – Strike LOCAL 2190


Toronto Catholic Children’s Aid Society prepares for strike, points finger at government underfunding



Member’s generosity… 
CUPE Local 2190 believes that post-secondary education is imperative to not only to individual success, but that higher education is key to positive societal outcomes. This includes higher productivity and happiness, innovation and economic growth as well as stronger communities that enjoy stronger civic engagement and social unity.  Each year at Local 2190 supports two memorial scholarships and ten awards to youth in the care of the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto.  The Rita Manna Memorial Scholarship and the Myron Kylmko Memorial Scholarship were named after two long standing members of the local. The Sally Woodcock Award, named after one of the Local’s past presidents, is an effort recognition award given to ten young people in care of the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto.  What is unique about the scholarships and the awards is that they are funded solely through the dues paid by members of CUPE 2190. Your generosity extends beyond working tirelessly on behalf of children and youth each day, you help support them financially towards their education.