Area Schools

A group photo of DLs shot from above.

The Education Department offers one, two, and three day courses in communities across the country. All courses are facilitated by trained Unifor members (Discussion Leaders or "DLs"). 

These classes are designed specifically to bring education opportunities to members close to where they live and work, right in their communities. This makes it easier for members to attend and reduces costs for local unions.


Area School courses are either run at the request of locals on a first come first serve basis or pre-scheduled by the Unifor on a rotating basis in each region. Please contact us to set up your class or chat about details (see details below).

Education Area School Request Form

Details for local unions:

  • We operate by Local Union Request (LUR) on a first come first serve basis with 6-8 weeks notice
  • 15 participants minimum, 24 participants maximum, per class
  • Full list of participants (registration) is required seven days prior to the class. An excel sheet is provided by us for this purpose
  • Course Descriptions & Duration can be found here
  • Local unions please contact us with the request form completed to set a course up (@email)
  • Download "Local Union Reimbursement Guidelines". This explains what applies and how to get 50/50 reimbursement.
  • We are always happy to work with locals to deal with all needs to provide your members education. Please just reach out.

Email : @email