Unifor's National Education Department offers an extensive year-round labour education programme across the country, in Port Elgin, Ontario at our Family Education Centre and Online.
Our programs: Area Schools are 1, 2 and 3-day courses offered in your home community. PEL courses are 40 hours in length, running from Sunday to Friday at our Family Education Centre. We also offer two types of online based learning, one in-person with a live Discussion Leader (1, 2, and 3-day) and the second are self-paced mini modules (approx. 90 minutes) that are considered introductions to various subjects.
1, 2 and 3 day courses offered in communities across the country. Area School courses are either run at the request of locals (Local Union Request - LUR) on a first come first serve basis or pre-scheduled by the National on a rotating basis in each region. Please contact us to set up your class or chat about details (see details below).
Family Education Program
Summer program 3-weeks offered in 2023 (2 in July, 1 in August), Family Education Centre (FEC) in Port Elgin, Ontario.
Paid Education Leave-PEL
One week residential program, taking place in Port Elgin Ontario. All courses are 40 hours in length, running from Sunday to Friday.
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Spring/Summer 2023 PEL Schedule
We offer two types of online based learning, one in-person with a live Discussion Leader (1, 2, and 3-day) and the second are self-paced mini modules (approx. 90 minutes) that are considered introductions to various subjects.
Learn more about Online Education
Webinars are organized on various subjects on an irregular schedule, in collaboration with different Unifor National Departments. Available via Zoom.
Family Education Centre (FEC)
An ideal retreat destination and conference facility for any occasion.
Now for more than sixty years, the FEC is a place where Unifor members come together to build lasting friendships, develop our confidence and leadership skills to take action in the workplace, and learn about how we can build stronger unions and more inclusive communities.