Nov 27, 2020
The Capilano University Faculty Association would like to remind all members that health resources and assistance are available through the EFAP. The links may require you to login to CapU's Frontlines employee portal. Please see the links and excerpts below. Accessing EFAP: All employees and family members wishing to access services should contact Homewood Health at 1 800 663 1142. This toll-free number is available 24/7 and services are available in multiple languages. To access online resources please register on by clicking ‘Sign Up’. As before, all employee participation in this is anonymous and confidential. The CFA Executive are here to help. Please contact us at if you require further assistance.
Feb 10, 2021
The Capilano University Faculty Association has been working with members to demystify the collective agreement's language about Regularization for faculty members at Capilano University. We are supporting a group of non-regular faculty to form a Non-Regular Committee. This committee is comprised of Capilano Faculty and is in the process of setting Terms of Reference and gathering resources. We hope to have resources shared among various platforms including the CFA website and the Capilano University Human Resources website. In the meantime we can share recently developed resources by email. The information sheet and PDF'd PowerPoint, presented at recent Regularization Training sessions held jointly with Chairs, Coordinators, Convenors, CFA Stewards Office, and Human Resources, is available upon request .
    Please email to request the documents listed below.
        Faculty Process Training: Regularization Presented by Human Resources
Oct 22, 2020
Stewards Update October 2020: The CFA Stewards office has been working hard to support CFA members through this difficult pandemic time. Please see the attached Stewards Office Bulletin and EOC Instructions on Acquiring Equipment , intended to help you through some challenges we are working on with the employer. Thank-you Capilano Faculty Association Executive
May 20, 2020

Dear Capilano Faculty Association (CFA) Members, 

We are pleased to share with you the following details about the faculty association membership ratification vote on the 2019-2020 Collective Agreement!

Question: Are you in favour of ratifying the 2019-2022 collective agreement?

  • Yes - 393 Votes (99.2%)
  • No - 3 Votes (0.8%)
  • Voter Turnout: 396 (57.5%) of 689 electors voted in this ballot.

Key Takeaway - Better Understanding of Working Conditions & Collective Agreement Processes

This is an ideal time to remind faculty members that the "collective" part of the term collective agreement means this is a written contract between the bargaining unit (Capilano Faculty Association) and the Employer (Capilano University) that details the terms and conditions of employment. A 314% jump in voter turnout bodes well for expecting a broader and deeper understanding of the processes and working conditions clarified in the collective agreement, and more importantly that this is a contract, mutually agreed to, and expected to the followed by both parties. Let's be conscious of replacing the inaccurate phrase "Your Agreement" with the more accurate term "Our Agreement" 

The collective agreement is considered "ratified" by the bargaining unit if a majority (50% +1) of those voting vote to accept the terms of the tentative collective agreement. A collective agreement is ratified by the University, when the tentative agreement is approved by the Board of Governors. Once both parties have ratified the tentative collective agreement, it is finalized and implemented.

Next Steps

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May 12, 2020

Dear Capilano Faculty Association Members, 

We are very pleased to announce that after a number of online bargaining sessions and exchanges of proposal packages, the Union and the employer have reached a tentative agreement that we will be recommending to the membership for approval.

Final Renewal Settlement

Schedules A & B

Among the most significant gains are:

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Apr 24, 2020

Financial Benefits and Assistance Available During the COVID-19 Emergency | fpse

This post is a summary of the benefits available to people through the Canadian and BC Governments, including Employment Insurance (EI), the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), the B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers, and others.

Financial Supports in Response to COVID-19 - Province of British Columbia

In response to COVID-19, funding for critical services is increased by $1.7 billion to support individuals and businesses.


COVID-19 Relief Fund for residential customers

If you're a residential customer and you or your spouse/partner have stopped working due to COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive three months of credit on your BC Hydro bill.

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Feb 18, 2020

Each of us can, within your circle of influence, take an active role in the process of change

that reshapes our organizations to better meet the needs of all learners. 

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Nov 18, 2019

Shared governance

For decades, shared governance has been at the heart of how universities run.

In fact, university boards are typically mandated by law to include relevant stakeholders (academic staff, administrators, students and members of the public) in their decision-making process. Watch the video!