2019 Ontario Region Summer School

The Canadian Labour Congress Ontario Region’s Summer School will be held at the NAV Centre in Cornwall, Ontario from July 7-12, 2019. Applications will be accepted from members of a union affiliated to the Canadian Labour Congress.  For more information, please contact the regional office by email at ontario@clcctc.ca or by telephone at 416-441-3710, ext. 221.

About the NAV Centre: The NAV Centre is located along the beautiful and historic St. Lawrence River just outside of Cornwall, Ontario. It is a short one-hour drive from Ottawa or Montreal. You can travel to the NAV Centre either by car, by train, or by air.  The GPS address is: 1950 Montreal Road, Cornwall, ON K6H 6L2.  Please visit their website at: http://www.navcentre.ca for further information regarding directions and parking.  The NAV Centre also offers shuttle bus service to and from the airport at a cost of $52.00+tax, per person, one way.  Shuttle bus service from Cornwall train station is complimentary. 

The NAV Centre features a Spa, Gymnasium and Fitness Centre and a Swimming Pool. Please visit their website at: NAV-Fit for complete details and pricing, if any.

Check-in at the NAV Center: Every guest room at the NAV Centre is smoke-free and individually climate-controlled. Rooms all feature luxurious duvets and pillow-top mattresses, cable television, telephone with voice mail, high-speed Internet access, iron and ironing board, and coffeemaker. Private bathrooms are stocked with toiletries, plush towels and a hair dryer.

All rooms are pre-booked according to the participant’s request at the time of registration and any changes or request for changes need to be approved by the CLC Staff.

The NAV Centre will require you to provide a credit card at the time of check-in for “incidental” charges ONLY – e.g. long-distance phone calls, etc. charged to your room. Your credit card information is destroyed upon check-out if you have not incurred any charges.

On-Site School Registration:  On-site school registration will take place on Sunday, July 7, 2019. There will be a registration desk set up in the lobby for registration for the school from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., where a CLC staff person will be present to confirm your registration and the class you are enrolled in, provide you with your School Kit containing the schedule, other relevant information for the week, and your School Badge, which is to be worn at all times while attending our school.  Dinner will be served on the Sunday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Following dinner, there will be a General Assembly starting at 7:00 p.m. which is mandatory. At the General Assembly you will learn what to expect of your educational week, and following the General Assembly, classes will begin.

Registration Costs

The CLC will have an office on-site and it will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. during the week, except on Friday. 

Courses

Collective Bargaining-Level 1

Participants will leave with a solid understanding of the bargaining process and the factors that affect collective bargaining. This course also introduces some of the laws and rules that structure the bargaining process and provides opportunities for hands on practice and skills development in preparing for and negotiating parts of a collective agreement. Level 1 is aimed at new bargaining…

Human Rights: An Introduction

This course is a good starting point for union activists & leaders looking to build their skills and perspectives to better engage and represent the diversity of their members. Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and discrimination against people with disabilities are used to divide workers. Participants will focus on the role unions can play in advancing equity and changing how we…

Instructor Training – Level 1

Introduces participants to adult and popular education practices and facilitation techniques that focus on learning, action and inclusive movement building. Participants learn skills and knowledge required to facilitate short courses or workshops and adapt materials for a diversity of learning needs and styles.

Member Engagement-Member Action

Member Engagement – Member Action is designed for experienced shop stewards, local union leaders and union staff who want to transform how members engage with their union and how their union engages with their members. This course will train participants on the three-step approach to effective member engagement (Go, Listen, Build) and connect it to organizing approaches for building an…

Mental Health in the Workplace

This introductory survey course will help raise awareness for participants about mental health issues facing workers in today’s workplace. Activists will develop a range of strategies to specifically support, accommodate & represent members with mental health challenges at work. We will look at the myths around mental illness, challenging stigma and what role the union can play in making our…

Parliamentary Procedure and Public Speaking

This is a two-part course. Parliamentary Procedure covers how to run a meeting effectively, the duties of a chairperson and secretary, and how rules of order can provide a democratic and fair process to get the business of the union accomplished. Public Speaking covers how to speak persuasively to various groups and how different formats are used to speak at…

Prevention Link (ODRT): Level 4 – Return to Work

Pre-Requisite Level 1 and 2. Return to Work is an essential course for those assisting injured workers through a therapeutic work reintegration (WR). Learners will explore: the principles of good WR practices and the Duty to Accommodate. Barriers to successful WR will be discussed with a focus on attitudinal barriers and their elimination using the social model of disability and…