Dear Unifor Members,
It is with heavy hearts that we announce that our leadership has made the difficult decision to cancel all national education programs - Paid Education Leave (PEL), Area Courses and Family Education Program until September 2020. Please check this page regularly. We will update it as soon as we are able to with our new start dates and schedule.
In solidarity and strength,
Unifor's National Education Team
Since the early 1970's our Union has offered a Family Education Program, in Port Elgin, Ontario, where members can bring their families to.
If you are a member in good standing, and have a spouse/partner and/or children 18 years of age or younger, you are eligible! (If you do not have a spouse/partner and/or children 18 and younger to attend with you, you are not eligible - please look into attending one of our Paid Education Leave programs.)
The program takes place during the early weeks in July at the Unifor Family Education Centre.
If selected by the local/national union to attend, the member agrees to give up their vacation time and the national union covers costs for meals and accommodations while at the Unifor Family Education Centre, and where required, air travel.
Children 12 years of age and younger participate in recreational programs run by fully-trained child care workers and counselors.
Teens participate in a specially-designed program which recognizes their unique interests but also incorporates the issues of social unionism in their curriculum.
Adults, both members and their spouse/partner, combine learning and recreational activities and come away from the program with a better understanding of how to integrate trade unionism and social activism in the life of the family and community. Through small group discussions, case studies, video presentations, guest speakers, role plays, art, music and other activities, participants draw from their own experiences and learn from each other about environmental, workplace, political, human rights, and social issues affecting all of us, our families, and working people around the world.
For more information contact your Local.