Family Education Program

Family Education Program - Summer 2022

Please check back in the New Year for the details and dates for July of 2022.

Our Summer Education program takes place during the month of July at Unifor's Family Education Centre (FEC) in Port Elgin, Ontario. This program has been running since the early 1970's for our members and their families.

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).

If selected to attend members agree to give up their vacation time and the National Union covers costs for meals, accommodations and travel.

There are two steps in the application process:

  1. Selection by your local union.
  2. Selection by the National Education Department (from all those members submitted by locals across the country).

Children 12 years of age and younger participate in recreational programs run by fully trained childcare workers and teen counselors. Teens participate in a specially designed program.

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.