Upcoming Local Fundraisers

Members of OPSEU Local 608 have started OPSEU teams for local fundraisers. Please join a team or make a donation if you can.


Colours of Hope 5K North Bay
Fundraiser: Canadian Cancer Society
When: Saturday,September 12th 2015, registration starts at 7:30 a.m.
Race Location: Lee Park/Kate Pace Way, North Bay
Join Leah’s team “Me ‘n’ Hue” 


Big Brothers Big Sisters Walk/Run for Kids’ Sake
Fundraiser: Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Bay and District
When: Sunday,September 13th 2015, registration starts at 8:30 a.m.
Race Location: Rotary Picnic Shelter North Bay Waterfront
Join Rob’s Team OPSEU

If you are an OPSEU member and are participating in a local fundraiser, please send the information to cat.csuzdi@opseu608.org to inquire about having it posted on our website.

Drug Assistance Program

I recently discovered this awesome patient assistance program that certain drug companies offer.

I’ve been on this medication for a few years now the name brand is absolutely amazing unfortunately a generic appeared and I was booted to the alternative. I tried appealing to Great West Life to no avail. Now I have this card from the manufacturer of the name brand drug. “This card covers the cost difference between brand name and the available generic version”. I received one card from my physician the other from the pharmacy. For people like me this is huge. Some generics are not equal so the opportunity to have the name brand covered is amazing!

I think a lot of people are like me and are not aware that these awesome cards exists.

Check the link below to see if this program will work for you.


Written by Pauline Teal, Pension and Benefits Committee