Monday, June 27, 2022

Education Funding Re-Opening

The Provincial Employment Strategy Committee is very happy to announce that we are now accepting new education funding applications effective, Dec 1, 2020 to assist CUPE members with education costs.

All applications must be submitted on the application form stating “Revised Dec 1, 2020”. Approval of applications are subject to the availability of funding.

Due to an anticipated high volume of applications with this launch of funding, there may be delays in processing. As incoming volume of applications can be assessed, more accurate timeframes will be posted on

Funding Form


Education Funding Messaging


We are very fortunate to have funding provided through the Provincial Employment Strategy Committee (PESC) to support educational endeavours for CUPE members. The program has been much more successful than anticipated. The Provincial Employment Strategy Committee met on November 22, 2017 to review the current financial viability of the program due to the high influx of applications. It has been determined that if we continue funding at the current level, the program will not be sustainable.

Decisions, therefore, have been made to ensure that the program remains sustainable into the future. As such, effective immediately; the following actions are being implemented to assist with this objective:

  • New Applications (e.g employee has not received funding previously for any program, or employee may have received funding for a CCA program 5 years, but is now applying for LPN funding)
    • Funding has been suspended effective immediately.
    • New applications will not be accepted until further notice.
    • Any applications that have been submitted to PESC and not approved/funded to date will have their original application/documents returned to them.
    • PESC will continue to review the financial status of the funding dollars available. If and when there is ability to provide funding, notice will be provided to CUPE members.
  • Applications Currently Approved & Receiving Funding
    • These applications will continue to be funded. However, processing will be delayed.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact your CUPE Local Committee Representative or your Employer Committee representative, as indicated below:

Sask Health Authority
Carol Rohovich – 306-820-6058
CUPE Local 5430 Region 1
Bruce Chubb – 306-445-6433 
Sask Health Authority
Barb Sauve – 306-765-6481
CUPE Local 5430 Region 2
Candace Lyons – 306-922-0600
Sask Health Authority
Chris Lafontaine – 306-766-8403
CUPE Local 5430 Region 3
Jim Carr – 306-757-7925
Sask Health Authority
Carrie Nankivell – 306-842-8326 
CUPE Local 5430 Region 4
Linda Bocian – 306-842-1559
Sask Health Authority
Pat Kuspira – 306-786-0782
CUPE Local 5430 Region 5
Gwen Foster – 306-542-2635

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