Who we are

These individuals are the personalities behind the emails, the posts and tweets. CUP's national office is comprised of the full-time staffer responsible for CUP's day-to-day operations. The CUP Board of Directors is tasked with the governance of the organization and meet regularly each month.  Other staff are mandated with creating original content, organizing major annual events such as CUP's national conference, fondly known as NASH, and strategic planning.

National Office


Katherine Lapointe | CUP—CWA Program Coordinator (cwa@cup.ca)
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Katherine joined CUP three years ago as the CWA Canada Mentorship and Membership Program Coordinator. She brings to her work a commitment to social and economic justice, and a belief that change can be achieved through collective action. After graduating from Trent University with a BA in International Development (followed by a brief stint at the Canadian Canoe Museum), she completed a masters in Environmental Studies at York University, where she focused her studies on critical education. Katherine’s interest in union organizing stems from her involvement in the Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) as a campaign organizer and educator. She is interested in creating fair opportunities for student journalists, and raising awareness about rights for interns and other precarious workers.

Twitter: @KatJLapointe 

The Board of Directors

Other Staff