Congratulations to Jennifer Horsley and Josh Peterson, who recently completed their studies at the Labour College of Canada.
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. Each course has it’s own application form.
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).
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.
Course descriptions, frequently asked questions, and education policies
- Course Descriptions: Basic | Advanced
- Education FAQ
- Education Subsidies
- Expense Entitlements for Courses
- PSAC Online Education Per Diem and Loss of Salary Policy
Anti-Racism Educational Resources for PSAC members
Resources on a variety of themes to support learning on anti-racism for everyone.
- Truth and Reconciliation: Educational Resources for Members for Sept 30 and onwards
- PSAC Webinars on Anti-racism
- General Resources on Anti-racism
- Decolonization and Indigenous Issues
- Black Lives Matter
- Anti-racism Resources for White People
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.
Congratulations to PSAC BC’s 2022 scholarship winners!
PSAC BC congratulates the winners of this year’s regional scholarships, and thanks all those who applied! The 2023 program will re-open in April with new guidelines and application forms.
Subsidies for non-PSAC Education Courses – fall 2022
PSAC BC is happy to support members who are attending non-PSAC educational opportunities by offering five subsidies of up to $500.
JLP Training for Occupational Health and Safety Committee Members and Representatives
The Joint Learning Program has developed a two-day in person workshop, designed for H&S Committee members.
Education Subsidies 2022 Western Region Summer Institute for Union Women, June 23 – 25, 2022
The PSAC BC Education Program is pleased to offer four (4) subsidies up to $300 each to PSAC BC women members who registering for the United Association for Labor Education (UALE) 2022 Western Region Summer Institute for Union Women,
Understanding your Collective Agreement – new online course for PSAC members
The PSAC Education Program is excited to release a new online course – Understanding your Collective Agreement.
Join the Joint Learning Program facilitation team
The Joint Learning Program, British Columbia-Yukon Territory Region, is currently seeking candidates to join our dynamic team of facilitators
2022 CLC Winter School: Information and PSAC BC Subsidy for 2022 CLC Winter School
The PSAC BC Education Program is offering four $500 education subsidies to PSAC BC members who are registered for the 2022 CLC Winter School.
2021 ACTIVIST SUMMIT: Building Activism by Building Our Membership
The PSAC BC Activist Summit will be held December 2-4, under the theme Building Activism by Building Our Membership.
Save the date! PSAC BC Activist Summit: Building Activism by Building Our Membership
The PSAC BC Activist Summit is coming up in December 2021.