About us

Executive and stewards

You can contact the CUPE 3999 executive at the following addresses:


1st Vice President

2nd Vice President

Secretary Treasurer

Recording Secretary


CUPE 3999 Trustees

All three trustees can be reached at trustees3999@gmail.com


CUPE 3999 Unit Chairs
Unit 02
Nelson Cares Society

Unit 05
Trail Association for Community Living

Unit 09
Kootenay Society for Community Living

Unit 17
Shuswap Association for Community Living

Unit 20
Pathways Abilities Society

Unit 22
Okanagan Boys and Girls Club

Unit 31
Gorbahn Professional Alternative Resources

Unit 47
Sunshine Valley Community Services




What we do

CUPE 3999 represents Community Social Services members at the following worksites:

  • Nelson CARES Society
  • Trail Association of Community Living
  • Kootenay Society for Community Living
  • Shuswap Association of Community Living
  • Pathways Abilities Society
  • Okanagan Boys and Girls Club- Penticton
  • Gorbahn Professional Alternative Resources
  • Sunshine Valley Community Services.

Our Executive works in collaboration with Unit Chairs to present the best representation of our membership within the community, the worksites, and the general meetings.  In addition to the administrative tasks of running CUPE 3999, the executive guides Unit Chairs and Members through training, stewarding assistance,  and member engagement.

Participation in CUPE 3999 is a rewarding and meaningful experience. If you're interested in knowing more about what we do please reach out to one of our executive through e-mail.


Equality statement

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.