The CUPW Connection
We are committed to helping CUPW members find quality child care for their children. Our programs promote and support quality family child care. CUPW members covered by the Urban Operations and Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers collective agreements are welcome to use any of the programs and services we offer.
Through our funders, we have a long history of supporting CUPW members with their child care needs.
CUPW Member Benefit
CUPW members can participate in any of the activities and services that Family and Child Care Connections offers, including workshops and training, drop-in playgroups, our resource lending library and the toy and equipment library. Contact us for more information or with your questions.
Child Care Subsidies
In addition to providing funding for the resource centre, the CUPW Child Care Fund provides childcare subsidies for members who qualify. You may qualify for a subsidy that covers 40% of your child care fees, if your child: Is cared for in a Family and Child Care Connections approved family child program.
To apply for the subsidy, contact us. If you would like to know if you are eligible or have any questions about the programs and subsidies offered, please contact us.
In 1995, CUPW negotiated the right to control and coordinate a $2.5 million fund. The Child Care Fund is administered by CUPW and financed by the Canada Post Corporation.
The fund helps members who have the most difficulty finding and affording quality child care, especially early morning, night and evening shift workers, part time and temporary workers, and postal workers with children with special needs. Money from the fund is used for projects to provide child care services to postal worker families, for child care subsidies and to pay for information and research.
Family and Child Care Connections is just one of the CUPW Child Care Fund’s projects. The fund also supports the CUPW Special Needs Project, which provides financial help for child care and child-care related services for children with special needs and disabilities. The project tries to reduce stress on parents and provide opportunities for children to develop their skills, and spend time in positive learning relationships with other children and adults. Moving On is a sister project that provides financial and other support for CUPW members’ adult children with special needs. For more information about the Special Needs Project and Moving On, you can call 1-800-840-5465 toll free from anywhere in Canada.