Education, Training and Conference
Education has played an enormous role in creating the strong social unions that founded Unifor. At our founding convention, delegates re-affirmed the importance of union education.
The strength of our future is not only at the bargaining table and on the picket line, it is in the classroom.
With regions across the country navigating the various phases of the pandemic and moving towards what we hope will be a return to life pre Covid-19, the Education Department, in consultation with our Area Directors, is preparing to relaunch our popular 1 (one) and 3 (three) day Area Schools.
At this time, strict adherence to regional and local Covid-19 protocols will determine our ability to offer these schools across the country.
Area Schools & Online Education – The Process
Area schools will be offered based on the needs and demands of Local Unions.
Local Union requests for training require a minimum of 8 (eight) and a maximum of 20 (twenty) members for an area school to run. If your local has less than 8 members that require training, contact the Education Department for assistance by email at email@example.com.
Local unions can reach out to other Locals in the area to fill a class.
Classes must be held, where possible, in Unifor Union Halls or Regional Offices. Where this is not possible, other arrangements will be made (accessibility issues will be taken into account).
The Education Department requires a minimum of 6 (six) weeks notice from the start of a class for preparation purposes.
Please see the 1 & 3 Day and On-line Course offerings.
Please visit our website unifor.org/education for full course descriptions.
The Education Department will continue to offer on-line education and webinars post pandemic. Contact Patty Barrera for more information and visit our website at onlineeducation.unifor.org
Area Schools Contact
Patty Barrera, National Representative, Education Department firstname.lastname@example.org
Education PEL Schedule - Port Elgin
Spring / Summer 2023
To Register & for Information: email@example.com
BC Education Schedule - Various Sites
To Register & for Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Westminster, National Building, Health & Safety (3-day) – Beyond the Basics.
Victoria – Local 333-BC office (3-day) - Grievance Handling & Workplace Leadership.
Williams Lake - Local 3018 (3-day), - Grievance Handling & Workplace Leadership.
New Westminster National Building (3-day) - Grievance Handling & Workplace Leadership.
May 9 – 11
New Westminster National building (3-day) - Health & Safety – Beyond the Basics
New Westminster National building (3-day) - Grievance Handling & workplace Leadership.
To register please email Debbie Noseworthy at Debbie.email@example.com with the member’s full name, personal email and mobile phone number ( all information is needed to register the members into our learning platform).
All these courses listed are eligible for 50/50 reimbursement from Unifor National. Please see the attached “Guidelines for Reimbursement” for all the details on how to request the reimbursement.
Education Inquires: Local Presidents please email Patty Barrera, Unifor National Representative, Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unifor's Annual EI/CPP Education Conference
Unifor Family Education Centre, Port Elgin
Thursday, October 26, 2023 to Sunday October 29, 2023
Contact your Local to Register