Advanced to the Duty to Accommodate – Vancouver

Saturday, November 30 - Sunday, December 1

9 AM - 5 PM both days

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront: 1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3

Facilitator: Jackie Pierre, Alex (Vital) Stuit

The goal of the Advanced Duty to Accommodate course is to develop our union’s ability to provide effective representation on the duty to accommodate, at the Local level. This course is for PSAC union representatives (stewards, local officers, etc.) who have either:

  • training on and experience with representing members with disabilities and/or with the duty to accommodate; and/or
  • some union training (or equivalent experience) directly related to representing members in the workplace.

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • Know when the duty to accommodate becomes applicable; the different processes involving workplace accommodation for members with disabilities;
  • Feel more confident when dealing with some of the challenges and key issues related to duty to accommodate members with disabilities and have the tools and information needed to effectively represent members requiring accommodation in the workplace;
  • Be able to apply the legal definition of discrimination and accommodation in the workplace; identify proactive accommodation measures for the workplace; name various recourse mechanisms for members requiring accommodation.


  • PSAC members in good standing who have completed a Talking Union Basics (TUB) or Our Communities, Our Union, Our Rights: An Introduction to the PSAC for Indigenous Members (OCOUOR) course or equivalent.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have also completed a Grievance Handling (GH) course and/or a Duty to Accommodate (DTA) course or their equivalents and who have experience representing members in the workplace.

Apply for this course below. The application deadline is Wednesday, October 23, 2024 at 4 PM Pacific.

Approved applicants will be notified of acceptance by the end of October.

Catchment: Region Wide – Advanced Course

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PSAC members who belong to the following groups are invited to self-identify. This information is voluntary and kept confidential and will be used for the purposes of supporting our equity initiatives and programs. Please check all that apply.
A racialized person in Canada is non-white in colour or race, regardless of place of birth.
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