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.


Hot topic: Summer safety

Summer is a time for family road trips, outdoor fun in the sun and hopefully lots of great weather.

Here are some simple reminders to prepare for safe summer days:

Stay cool in the heat: Keep cool and hydrated and minimize your time in the sun between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Drink plenty of water, find shade, visit cool buildings, slow down, bathe in cool water and wear light-coloured clothing. Never leave children or pets inside a parked vehicle. When the outside air temperature is 23°C/73°F, the temperature inside a vehicle can be extremely dangerous – more than 50°C/122°F. More tips here:

CUPW Launches Brand New Child Care Web Page for Members

Childcare logo.jpg

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.

Continue Reading

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

Download Member to Member Connection

m2m 34 Summer 2017 En module

Get your Summer 2017 Member to Member Connection #34:


or get back issues (and other documents) in our Publications and Newsletters section