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Education program

 

The PSAC is proud to offer its members a union education program that ranks among the best and most comprehensive within the Canadian labour movement. Our various courses provide members with learning opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, and personal confidence. Union education encourages participation and promotes mutual respect and understanding between members and the union leadership. A trained membership is an active membership and active members build a strong union.

Here is a list of upcoming courses in BC.

Any PSAC member in good standing can apply for an education course being offered in BC. In order to maximize participation and minimize travel costs, basic education courses are offered within "catchment areas". Currently the catchment areas are: North BC, Southern Interior, East Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, and Metro. These catchments are defined by combining the geographic regions that are contained in the BC Region by-laws, S.18(2) and (3).

Fill out an application online or download a course application form (pdf) and mail or fax it back to us if you would like to take a PSAC weekend course.

For more information about our education program, check the frequently asked questions or contact Deb Seaboyer, Regional Education Officer.

In Residence courses require a more detailed application form which are generally available well in advance of the dates of the course.

Note that all PSAC courses and events are scent free. Weekend courses start at 9AM and end at 4:30PM, unless otherwise noted.

See below for a news and information related to the PSAC Education Program in BC. Visit the national website for more information about the PSAC National Education program.

May 25, 2018 - 9:43am •
Please use this form to apply for the Unions Work for Women course. Application Deadline: 11PM PT, September 9, 2018. No late applications will be accepted. Note fields marked * are required.  
May 25, 2018 - 9:10am •
Please use this form to apply for the Advanced Duty to Accommodate course. Aplication Deadline: 11PM PT, September 30, 2018. No late applications will be accepted. Note fields marked * are required.  
April 3, 2018 - 11:45am •
Hold the dates! We are pleased to announce that three advanced/province-wide courses will be offered in BC in the fall of 2018. The full course descriptions including pre-requisites and applications will be posted in the late spring - check back on the Education page of the BC regional website in May.
January 16, 2018 - 10:12am •
PSAC has scheduled training for pay advocates, normally local officers or stewards, that have been assisting members with Phoenix issues. This training will provide information and training on tools specifically for assisting those with pay issues.  It will also provide information on our key objectives in pressuring the government to address and resolve Phoenix.  Objectives of the 1-day course include
January 15, 2018 - 10:29am •
Please use this form to apply for the Phoenix Steward/Pay Advocate Assembly in your area. This is training for pay advocates, normally local officers or stewards, that have been assisting members with Phoenix issues.
October 25, 2017 - 3:27pm •
Please use this form to apply for the Advanced Representation Training for Stewards Course. Aplication Deadline: 9AM PT, November 14, 2017 Note fields marked * are required.  
October 25, 2017 - 2:26pm •
PSAC BC is proud to announce two upcoming advanced courses have been scheduled for early 2018 ... Representing and Advocating Against Workplace Racism - January 13 and 14, 2018 in Vancouver If you are a PSAC Steward with experience representing members with management and you want to improve and practice your representation and advocacy skills around workplace racism, then this course is for you.
October 23, 2017 - 12:22pm •
Canadian Labour Congress Winter School 2018 The PSAC BC Education Program is pleased to offer two $500 education subsidies to PSAC BC members who are registering for the CLC Winter School in 2018. In addition, there are two $500 subsidies being offered specifically for any Health and Safety course at the CLC Winter School. The deadline for receipt of your subsidy application for the CLC Winter School is close of business on November 17th, 2017. Other Education Subsidies
August 16, 2017 - 3:39pm •
Are you a First Nations, Inuit or Métis PSAC member who would like to learn more about your union?   If yes, we invite you to apply for the PSAC BC Introduction to the Union for Indigenous Members (IUIM) course.
April 25, 2017 - 12:22pm •
The application process for the 2017 PSAC Scholarship Program is now open.

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Upcoming Education program Events

Unions Work for Women October 25, 2018 • Victoria
Advanced Local Officers Training November 15, 2018 • Vancouver
Advanced Duty to Accommodate December 8, 2018 • Vancouver