Labour College of Canada announces partnership with Brock University

January 12, 2021

The Labour College of Canada (LCC) is proud to announce a new partnership with Brock University. Under the agreement, successful completion of approved LCC courses may be recognized as transfer credits towards a certificate or undergraduate degree in Labour Studies at Brock.

The eligible courses include Unions in the Political Economy, Labour Leadership and Organizing Change, and Growing the Movement: Inside and Out.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with such a first-class post-secondary institution as Brock University. This is an historic moment for the Labour College of Canada,” said Hassan Yussuff, CLC President and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Labour College of Canada. “The Labour College empowers graduates and equips them to tackle today’s challenges as they take on new leadership roles within the labour movement. This unique opportunity will allow Labour College graduates to further their education in labour studies, and help shape strong leaders of the future.”

“Our department is internationally recognized as an innovative leader in labour studies research, teaching, and public engagement,” says Kendra Coulter, Chair of the Department of Labour Studies. “We are delighted to be able to recognize the knowledge and experience of labour activists from all across Canada through this partnership and look forward to welcoming them into our classes and academic community.”

The LCC Certificate Program is a labour studies and leadership program for active union members that supports critical thinking and collaborative learning. It is a union-made program offering university level courses on issues related to work and the rights of workers in Canada.

“This partnership offers a significant opportunity. It is a great example of how we can combine real-world experience with academic credentialling to create positive change in the world,” said Ingrid Makus, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

“The Labour College program has been instrumental in shaping labour leaders across Canada,” said Larry Rousseau, CLC Executive Vice-President and Labour College graduate. “This partnership will open even more doors for graduates by helping them further their post-secondary education in Labour Studies, making their valuable Labour College experience that much more versatile.”

Click here for more information on the LCC program, including the Brock University Labour Studies partnership.