CLC/SFL Virtual Spring School 2021
Monday, May 17 to Thursday, May 20, 2021
Classes run between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Class instruction will be delivered virtually via ZOOM.
Please note that you must have an email address, computer and access to the internet to participate. Please see your union if you need equipment.
Information and class materials will be sent electronically. Ensure we have your email address.
Registration for the CLC/SFL Virtual Spring School 2021 is open Monday, March 1, and will remain open until Friday, May 7, 2021.
The cost per course will be $250.
To change or cancel a registration after it has been submitted, you must contact the Prairie Regional Office at email@example.com
Harnessing Our Collective Power
Bosses, billionaires and economists aren’t the economy, workers are! This course will debunk the myths we are told about the economy and society through fun exercises and exciting guest facilitators. Participants will explore ideas around privilege, indigenized economies, and social justice in their own community. Most importantly it will give participants the tools they need to build economies and societies that put workers first!
Health & Safety – Level 1
This introductory Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) course will introduce new committee members and worker representatives to the basic principles of workplace health and safety. This also serves as a great ‘Back to Basics’ course for those OH&S committee members who desire refresher training. In this course, participants will learn the responsibilities and duties of the Joint OH&S Committee, OH&S legislation (provincial and federal), workers’ OH&S rights and the procedure for refusing unsafe work, how to conduct effective incident investigations and safety inspections, identify and assess OH&S problems in the workplace, and ways of finding solutions.
Labour Community Advocate – Level 1
The Labour Community Advocate (formerly Union Counselling) Program is a co-developed training program shared by the Canadian Labour Congress and United Way. This program helps unions develop an internal mechanism to care for their members beyond the scope of collective agreements by providing participants with information about how to access lifesaving social service resources available in their community. Participants are trained in equity, communication skills, interviewing, and referral techniques so they can assist union members. Labour Community Advocates often become the first contact in the union for co-workers experiencing personal challenges and are a valuable resource within any union.
Steward Training – Level 1
The steward is often the main point of contact between the union, its members, management, and the larger labour movement. This course builds the skills, confidence, and knowledge a steward needs to represent their members. Participants will learn the roles and responsibilities of their position as stewards, the handling of grievances and complaints, problem solving skills, protecting contractual provisions in the collective agreement and current issues for stewards.