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.

We offer four classroom-based programs, online learning and an online issue-based webinar series in collaboration with other Unifor National Departments and Sectors.



 Area Schools


1 and 3 day courses offered in communities across the country. All Area School courses are scheduled at the request of locals (Local Union Request - LUR) on a first come first serve basis. Please contact us to set up your class or chat about details (see details below).

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Family Education


Summer program (July), Family Education Centre (FEC) in Port Elgin, Ontario.

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Paid Education Leave-PEL


One week (40hr) courses, all take place in Port Elgin Ontario.

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Spring/Summer 2023 PEL Schedule

4 Week PEL Program  

Online Education


45 minute to 3-day courses taken on the union’s online platform.

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September – June, online via Zoom.

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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.

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