all about  cupe 2191 

who we are

The members of CUPE Local 2191 work with Community Living to ensure individuals with developmental disabilities receive the best care possible. Day supports and residences are the two essential services CUPE Local 2191 provides. Member positions include housekeepers, handypersons, cooks, attendants, support workers, maintenance technicians, resource teachers, RLAs and early childhood consultants.

Consisting of over 1,000 members, Local 2191 is a local established under CUPE, the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

CUPE represents over 627,000 members across the country who work in health care, emergency services, education, early learning and child care, municipalities, social services, libraries, utilities, transportation, airlines and more.

executive

  • AMAR BAJWA
    President AMAR BAJWA

    416-456-9116
    president@cupe2191.ca

  • VERILINE HOWE
    Vice-President VERILINE HOWE

    647-391-2191
    vicepresident@cupe2191.ca

  • FREDRICA HENRY-POTTINGER
    Recording Secretary FREDRICA HENRY-POTTINGER

    647-391-2196
    recordingsec@cupe2191.ca

  • ANDREW BEECHER
    Secretary-Treasurer ANDREW BEECHER

    416-948-2190
    treasurer@cupe2191.ca

  • Raquel Simpson
    Chief Steward Raquel Simpson

    647-444-2194

    chiefsteward@cupe2191.ca

  • TED LYARUU
    Health & Safety Chair TED LYARUU

    647-328-2191
    healthandsafety@cupe2191.ca

  • Jaison Parayil
    Injured Workers’ Chair Jaison Parayil

    416-558-3292
    injuredworkers@cupe2191.ca

  • Holly Raglin
    Communication Chair Holly Raglin

    416-528-0546
    communication@cupe2191.ca

  • NICHOLAS WILLIAMS
    Membership & Location Contact Chair NICHOLAS WILLIAMS

    647-233-2197
    membershiplocation@cupe2191.ca

  • SHELLY-ANN Thompson
    Special Committee & Education Chair SHELLY-ANN Thompson

    416-558-1732
    education@cupe2191.ca

  • MARCIA CHRISTIAN
    Equity, Equality & Diversity Chair MARCIA CHRISTIAN

    647-385-2197
    equalityanddiversity@cupe2191.ca

  • Merica Drummond
    Liaison Officer - Part-Time and Relief Merica Drummond

    416-558-3103
    liaisonofficer@cupe2191.ca

regional area representatives

  • Fedelita Amor
    Etobicoke Region Fedelita Amor

    416-391-2199
    etobicokeregion@cupe2191.ca

  • JUDY YAN
    Scarborough Region JUDY YAN

    416-528-2506
    scarboroughregion@cupe2191.ca

  • GETAHUN ANDARGE
    Central Region GETAHUN ANDARGE

    416-558-3702
    centralregion@cupe2191.ca

  • Ziyen Birhane
    North York Region Ziyen Birhane

    416-528-0503
    northyorkregion@cupe2191.ca

CUPE National Representative

  • Sabrina Dubeau
    CUPE National Sabrina Dubeau

stewards

ABDISA AYANA
ANDREW BEECHER
DIANNA CHRISTIE
FREDRICA POTTINGER
KEITH PINTO
NICHOLAS WILLIAMS

trustees

DANIELLE GUMBS-THOMAS
GETAHUN ANDARGE
SUSAN HINE

h&s reps

TED LYARUU (Chair)
CAROLINA AYALA
RICK TAYLOR
HEATHER YUILL
SUSAN KNIGHTS
FREDRICA HENRY-POTTINGER
ANGELLA ARCHIABALD
HOLLY RAGLIN
JOY ADAM
VERONICA GREEN
VARUN RAJAN

CUPE District Council

AMAR BAJWA
ANDREA LEWIS (EUBANKS)
JAISON PARAYIL

Toronto York Labour Council

AMAR BAJWA
ANDREW BEECHER
FREDRICA HENRY-POTTINGER
JAISON PARAYIL

Equity & Diversity Committee

AMAR BAJWA
MARCIA CHRISTIAN (Chair)
JOY ADAMS
JOAN WILLIAMS

Bargaining Committee

ABDISA AYANA
AMAR BAJWA
MARCIA CHRISTIAN
JANICE JOHNSON
TED LYARUU
FREDRICA POTTINGER
RAQUEL SIMPSON
NICHOLAS WILLIAMS

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 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.