2019 Manitoba Labour Activist School

Labour education builds solidarity and knowledge. Labour education teaches the skills unions need to represent their members and defend their rights using proven methods that allow adults of all backgrounds to learn. If your union wants to train the next generation of local activists or expand the skills that today’s leaders and activists already have, the 2019 Manitoba Activist School is here to help your union succeed. Unions know they need to reconnect with a new generation of working people. They can do this by being better bargainers and better advocates for their members at work, as well as better political activists for everyone who works to support themselves and their families. The courses offered by the Manitoba Activist School can help your union do all of this and more!
Registration is open to affiliates of the CLC and Federations.

We are excited to host the 2019 Manitoba Fall Activist School at the beautiful Gimli Resort, Gimli, Manitoba.

Link to the Brochure  


Registration takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday October 28, 2019. Lunch will be provided, followed by a general plenary commencing at 1:15 p.m. with classes to follow.


Meals are provided for all delegates as follows:
Breakfast: Tuesday through Friday
Lunch: Monday through Friday
Dinner/Supper: Monday through Thursday


Advanced Steward Training

This course is for chief stewards, business and assistant business managers, local officers, and stewards with considerable experience handling grievances. You will practice more advanced grievance handling skills using real life case studies and role plays. Participants will discuss discipline grievances, harassment, drug and alcohol issues, and different styles of management. The course will deal with procedures before the process…

Facing Management Effectively

This course will look at economic, political, social forces at play between union and management. It will examine the roles and rights of each group and the different types of union/management relationships and styles. We will look at the power, bias, and privilege dynamics between union and management and how we can communicate effectively. We will focus on problem solving,…

Mental Health in the Work Place

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…

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…

Transforming Conflict into Union Activism

Transforming Conflict into Union Activism approaches conflict in a novel way. It recognizes that conflict isn’t always negative but that it is the outcome of the conflict that is negative or positive. This course will teach participants how to listen to people involved in a conflict, get to the root causes of a conflict, and how to coach people involved…