CUPW and Canada Post Corporation negotiated the CUPW Child Care Fund in 1991.
The CUPW Child Care Fund supports CUPW members who have difficulty finding or affording quality, licensed child care for their children. This includes members who work irregular hours, live and work in rural and remote areas of the country or need infant care or have children with special needs.
CUPW works with non-profit community based child care service providers in different regions of the country to develop services that are innovative and support CUPW member families. The Fund currently supports eight child care projects for children ranging in age from 0 – 12 years.
CUPW is the only union in North America that has negotiated a Child Care Fund to help its members with their child care needs. In addition to our eight child care projects the Fund also supports two national projects for members who have children or adult sons anddaughters with disabilities.
Fast Forward is an online information tool to help postal workers in the Vancouver, Royal City and Fraser Valley West locals find the child care services and supports they need. It includes services and supports in Vancouver, New Westminister, Tri-Cities – Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Belcarra and Anmore, White Rock, and Delta and Surrey.