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Women, Power & Political Action

5 Days

Women Activists (1-week and 3-day); Aboriginal & Workers of Colour, Pride Activists or Youth Activists

Why a Women, Power and Political Action course?  The answer is simple.  If women are to realize true equality it means engaging in political action and challenging power.  Women have made many gains over the years – gains won through political action.  From the right to reproductive choice to legislative protections around harassment and violence, our gains have been won, not given.  But there is still much work to do:  women still earn just 71 cents to every dollar earned by men; fear of violence is a reality for far too many women; and politically, women are seriously underrepresented on city councils, provincial legislatures and federally in the House of Commons.  Unifor women know that taking political action works and this course aims to equip women with knowledge and tools to continue our struggle for equality, both in the union and in the broader political realm.

Prerequisite for this program are one of the following:  Women Activists (1-week and 3-day); Aboriginal and Workers of Colour, Pride Activists or Youth Activists.

Don’t see this course in your region?

For one-day and three-day courses, you can make a local union request by contacting the Education Department at or 416-718-8489. Please note that one-week courses only take place at our Unifor Education Centre in Port Elgin, ON.

For more courses in the Quebec region, please visit or contact the Education Department in Quebec at or 514-389-9223