Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Project

Representing over half a million working men and women across Canada, CUPE has selected Ottawa artist Jill Alexander to produce artwork representing the Union nationwide.  The artwork created is also used as a promotional tool to educate the public about the vast array of services that CUPE members of all sectors provides, and as a backdrop for media events.

“I wanted to thank you Jill for the wonderful experience I had working with you to create the two paintings for CUPE depicting the scope of services our members provide coast to coast to coast. I found this process very collaborative and working with you inspirational and enjoyable. You helped take my thoughts and ideas and create  vibrant and joyful images.  Your patience and willingness to share the creative process left a lasting impression with me. The paintings which are hung at our National Office are always commented on and they help to remind us that art and labour are intrinsically connected”

Daria Ivanochko

Managing Director,

National Services Department

Canadian Union of Public Employees




CUPE 503 Ottawa – Winter Scene

CUPE 503 Ottawa – Summer Scene

CUPE National – Winter Scene

CUPE National – Summer Scene