Executive and staff
President: Taylor Kociszewski
Taylor is an early childhood educator and is on contract with CUPE National. VP Donna Mortimer is currently acting President.
Vice President: Donna Mortimer
Donna is an early childhood educator working in the toddler program at Colonel By Childcare Centre.
Secretary-Treasurer: Kira Baskerville
Kira is an early childhood educator at Mooneys Bay Intergenerational Early Learning Centre.
Correspondence Secretary: Laura Boyd
Laura is an early childhood educator at Glebe Parents' Daycare.
Recording Secretary: VACANT
Past Executive Officer (Optional): Athina Basiliadis
Athina is an early childhood educator at Glebe Parents' Daycare.
Trustees: Kelly Campbell & Rose Ann Cotter
Kelly is an early childhood educator at Colonel By Childcare Centre and Rose Ann is an early childhood educator at Capital Child Care Centre.
Union Education Officer : Amber Galli
Amber is an early childhood educator who also possess experience in various office settings and fields.
What we do
We are CUPE 2204.
Our members are:
- Early Childhood Educators
- Cooks, Cleaners, Clerical and Administrative Staff
- Co-ordinators, Home visitors, Resource Teachers
- Integretion Advisors, Bus Attendants, Home Visitors and Assistant Teachers
- Work in community based not for profit child care centers
- In schools, churches and federal goverment sites
- Are almost 300 hundred members
- Are front line workers caring and educating children ages 3 months to 12 years old
- Local 2204 was founded in 1978 following a series of serious provincial cutbacks
- Has improved salaries and provided us with an effective voice in the workplace
- Remain committed to achieving a high quality, universally accessible system
Union solidarity is based on the principle that union members are equal and deserve mutual respect at all levels. Any behaviour that creates conflict prevents us from working together to strengthen our union.
As unionists, mutual respect, cooperation and understanding are our goals. We should neither condone nor tolerate behaviour that undermines the dignity or self-esteem of any individual or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.
Discriminatory speech or conduct which is racist, sexist, transphobic or homophobic hurts and thereby divides us. So too, does discrimination on the basis of ability, age, class, religion, language and ethnic origin.
Sometimes discrimination takes the form of harassment. Harassment means using real or perceived power to abuse, devalue or humiliate. Harassment should not be treated as a joke. The uneasiness and resentment that it creates are not feelings that help us grow as a union.
Discrimination and harassment focus on characteristics that make us different; and they reduce our capacity to work together on shared concerns such as decent wages, safe working conditions, and justice in the workplace, society and in our union.
CUPE’s policies and practices must reflect our commitment to equality. Members, staff and elected officers must be mindful that all persons deserve dignity, equality and respect.