About us

Who we are

We are the 1,650 Maintenance, Office, Clerical, Technical, Instructional, Transportation and Classroom Support staff within the Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario and the Upper Canada District School.

Our Local represents members from Pakenham to Gananoque – along the St. Lawrence River to Brockville, Cornwall, and the Quebec border to Rockland along the Ottawa River as full-time, part-time, LTO, and Occasional staff. We are connected with CUPE Ontario (55,000 members) and CUPE National. CUPE 5678 also has a strong connection with the Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU).

 

Officers and Executive

December 1, 2019 to November 30, 2022

Erin Hurford

ERIN HURFORD

President

Registered Early Childhood Educator
Full-Time Release – 12 Months
 Erin.hurford@cupe5678.ca
 (613) 342-0434 CUPE Office
 (613) 349-4300 Cell


REBECCA COBBAN

Education – Vice President

Itinerant Student Support Worker
Prescott-Russell area
 rebecca.cobban@cupe5678.ca


Darrin Cryderman

DARRIN CRYDERMAN

Education – Vice President

Secondary Office Administrator
Seaway District High School
 darrin.cryderman@cupe5678.ca


LOIS LINTTELL

Education – Vice President

Secondary Office Administrator
Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute
 lois.linttell@cupe5678.ca


ROBIN YANDEAU

Education – Vice President

Head Custodian
South Grenville District High School
 robin.yandeau@cupe5678.ca


CAROLYN LAFLAMME

Transportation – Vice President

GIS Administrator
Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario
 carrie.laflamme@cupe5678.ca


SHEILA ROBERTSON

Secretary-Treasurer

Financial Assistant
Brockville Area Schools
 sheila.robertson@cupe5678.ca


DAYNA McCUMBER

Recording Secretary

Instructional Assistant – Academic

T.R. Leger – Smith Falls
 dayna.mccumber@cupe5678.ca


SHEENA HAGERMAN

Chief Steward

Itinerant Student Support Worker
– Full Time Release – 12 months
 sheena.hagerman@cupe5678.ca
 (613) 342-0434 CUPE Office
 (613) 640-2748 Cell


STEWARDS

CRAIG GALLAGHER

Transportation

Transportation Planner
Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario
 craig.gallagher@cupe5678.ca

SHELLEY SWERDFEGER

Health &Safety

Lead Custodian
South Edwardsburg Public School
 shelley.swerdfeger@cupe5678.ca

GARY MCDONALD

Facilities & IT Services

Maintenance 1
Glengarry District High School
 Gary.mcdonald@cupe5678.ca

KAREN GALLAGHER

Office / Clerical

Elementary Office Administrator
Vanier Public School
 karen.gallagher@cupe5678.ca

ANGELA PARKS-GIBSON

Classroom Support

Educational Assistant
Duncan J. Schoular Public School
 Angela.parks-gibson@cupe5678.ca

TAMMY CASWELL

T.R. Leger/Alternate Ed.

Instructional Assistant

T.R. Leger – Smiths Falls
 tammy.caswell@cupe5678.ca

NANCY RIPLEY

WSIB/Injured Worker / Return to Work

Registered Early Childhood Education

Vanier Public School
 nancy.ripley@cupe5678.ca

TRUSTEES

ELSIE DAY

Retired / Casual
 elsie.day@cupe5678.ca

PAULA COUPERUS

Custodian
South Grenville District High School
 paula.couperus@cupe5678.ca

CAROL BAMFORD

 

 

Our History

CUPE 5678 Family Tree

In the beginning (Fall of 1997), 4 CUPE locals merged – 1935, 1266, 782, 1258 forming the new Local 5678. One number was used from each of the previous local numbers creating the new 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 Local. Following the representation vote in the Fall of 1998, the remaining federations/unions joined and Local 5678 grew to represent all education support workers within the Upper Canada District School Board.

CUPE 5678 Vision Statement

“Local 5678 will create and foster a sense of unity and belonging with respect among all members through active participation, communication and education.”