About Us

What We Do

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 955 represents approximately 400 support staff employed by the Strait Regional School Board. The S.R.S.B. serves 6200 students in the counties of Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness and Richmond, covering a geographic area of approximately 11000 square kilometres. We work at 20 different schools and 3 bus garages.

CUPE 955 represents the following job classifications:

  • Mechanics and Bodymen and Other Garage Staff
  • Bus Drivers
  • Building Operators, Building Technicians and Custodians
  • Cleaners and Janitors
  • Maintenance and Tradesmen
  • Librarians
  • School Secretaries
  • Teacher Assistants and Student Support Workers
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Child and Youth Care Practitioners


CUPE Local 955 is a member of:

  • CUPE National
  • CUPE Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Federation of Labour
  • Nova Scotia School Board Council of Unions


This is your executive:

Local President: Wilfridine Crowdis

Vice-President – Antigonish: Mary Sinclair

Vice-President – Guysborough: Darlene Hodgson

Vice-President – Inverness: Claire MacDonnell

Vice-President – Richmond:   Clair Rankin

Treasurer: Kelly Connors

Recording Secretary: Nancy Marchand


If you have a specific question or concern, please try to contact your Unit Vice President at one of the above links.


The S.R.C.E. Webmail system is owned and operated by the Strait Regional Centre for Education and may be audited or monitored.
You have the right to contact your Union Representatives, however your Employer also has the right to expect you to perform your assigned duties at all times.