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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 catchment areas and how they apply to our education program or any other education related matter, 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.

February 5, 2015 - 1:32pm •
The Programs Section of the PSAC and the PSAC Education Program are launching an on-line version of the Fighting for our Lives; Bill C-4 and Health and Safety course. Visit  - http://psacunion.ca/online-learning - to access it via the on-line learning section of the national website. It is anticipated the course will take 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and it is set up in such a way that you can leave the course and return to it as you choose or as time allows.The objectives of the course:
December 18, 2014 - 9:54am •
PSAC produces a wide variety of toolkits, booklets and resource guides for activists and Locals. We have collected them here as a resource for members.If you would like a printed copy of any of these materials, contact your regional office or PSAC Representative.
December 1, 2014 - 1:04pm •
Facilitator: Monica Urrutia
December 1, 2014 - 1:01pm •
The PSAC BC Region presents: The Activist SchoolAre you…
December 1, 2014 - 12:47pm •
Facilitator: Monica Urrutia
December 1, 2014 - 12:45pm •
Facilitator: Deanna Kimball
December 1, 2014 - 12:41pm •
Facilitator: Monica Urrutia
December 1, 2014 - 12:40pm •
Facilitator: Janelle Ho-Shing
December 1, 2014 - 12:39pm •
Facilitator: Dave Jackson
December 1, 2014 - 12:37pm •
Facilitator: Robert Strang


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Upcoming Education program Events

Grievance Handling March 7, 2015 • Kelowna
Grievance Handling March 14, 2015 • Victoria
Creating Respectful Workplaces April 11, 2015 • Prince George
Health & Safety Activism April 18, 2015 • Kelowna