2019 Ontario Region Women’s Summer School

The Canadian Labour Congress Ontario Region Women’s Summer School will be held at the NAV Centre in Cornwall, Ontario from July 14-19, 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. 222.

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  14, 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

Candidate Development for Women

is a next step for women leaders, who are considering running in a municipal, provincial or federal campaign. It is designed to address the day to day challenges in the face of high stress campaigns. Participants will take away new ways of campaigning, strategic planning, and framing our message. By building on communication and presentation skills, participants will leave with…

Facing Management Effectively

Effectively examines the economic, political and social forces at play between union and management. Participants can expect participation, interaction and roleplays along with practical skills and tools for com-munication, analysis, strategy and critical thinking.

Labour Community Advocate Training Program: Level 1

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Prevention Link (ODRT): Level 1 and Level 2

Prevention Link (ODRT): Level 1 – Rights & Obligations & Level 2 – Benefits & Services This week-long workshop will explore worker and employer rights & obligations under the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act (WSIA) and the benefits and services available. The workshop will also examine the roles and responsibilities in accommodating injured workers in the return-to-work process. **EXTRA COST…

Transforming Conflict for Women

offers participants the tools they need to resolve disputes and manage conflict in the workplace.

Tools to Protect Workers’ Health & Safety

Making the Link Between Occupational Disease and the Workplace: provides participants with information about workplace origins of occupational disease and environmental impacts, the steps to control exposures to prevent disease, and how to engage the union, workplace and community in recognizing workplace disease and fighting for prevention. Ergonomics: Basic Information for Joint Committees empowers health & safety activists with information…

Women in Leadership 1.0

Women make the union strong! This course offers union women an opportunity to develop and enhance their leadership skills, find their voice and ignite the spark to take on further challenges.