Unifor's National Education Department offers an extensive year-round Labour Education Programme across the country in the communities where our members live as well as at our Family Education Centre (FEC) in Port Elgin, Ontario. We offer courses on a whole range of subjects that range in length: One day, three day and one week courses.
Our Education Program aims to provide members with a perspective on the historical context of being workers, understand the role of unions in defending their interests and the opportunity to envision the world we want to live in. We want to 'fire up our members' and support them on their journey to activism in their workplaces, locals, in the broader union and the community.
Our year long schedule is made up of three programmes:
- PEL - Paid Education Leave
Port Elgin courses scheduled through August 2020 are now available. You can find our schedule here.
We encourage our hearing impaired members to register to attend and participate in all PEL programs.
Questions, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Area Courses
Location: Across the country
Our September 2019 to June 2020 schedule is now out! To check it out click here to download your schedule by province.
To Apply for enrollment in an Area Course click here. All members wishing to apply must set up an online profile on our platform - it's easy.
** Please NOTE: Each Local Union is responsible for the approval for enrollment of each of their members, after you've applied via our online platform.
Local Unions who would like to request a course (min. 15 member participants) contact: Bob.Vancleef@unifor.org
Questions, contact: email@example.com
- Family Education
The 2019 Family Education Program has passed. We are planning for 3 sessions for the Summer of 2020:
Session 1: July 5 to 12
Session 2: July 12 to 19
Session 3: July 19 to 26
Start planning your vacation, and check back in January 2020 for an application to complete so you can be considered to attend the Summer 2020 program.
Questions, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: The September 2019 – August 2020 Programme Guide (PEL/Area Courses & Family Education) is set to be released soon!
Visit the Unifor Québec website to see programs and courses offered in Québec.