2022 Pacific Winter School – Week 2

Registration for the 2022 Canadian Labour Congress Pacific Region Winter School is now open!

This year’s school will be held in person at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort – 100 Esplanade Ave., Harrison Hot Springs, B.C.

The registration cost is $1475.00 for Single Accommodation. We will not be offering Shared Accommodation for 2022.

We look forward to seeing you!

To Register:

1. Login to site with your username and password.
2. Click Register Myself or Register Someone Else.
3. Answer the mandatory questions and choose Save Responses.
4. Scroll down to your course and select Add next to your course.
5. Under the program section, make sure to choose Special Needs, Bus and/or Guest if required.
6. Once completed proceed to the check out. Choose payment method Pay now (by credit card) or Pay later (by cheque). Then confirm your order by clicking Submit Order.
7. A confirmation email will be sent to the email you specified.

Air Canada event code for week 1: KHRA38N1.
Please note, each week has a different event code.

Please note, the 2022 Winter School is subject to the ongoing public health situation. Participants should book travel arrangements accordingly, as Winter School may be cancelled if Public Health Orders change or the public health situation worsens.

To change or cancel a registration after it has been submitted, you must contact the Pacific Region Office at pacific@clcctc.ca

Bus Schedule  Brochure

Scholarships available:

  • Community Savings Credit Union Scholarship can be found here
  • Kim Manton Scholarship can be found here
  • Frank Wall Leadership Scholarship can be found here
  • Donna Sheaves Memorial Scholarship can be found here


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 committee members and local union officers. You may want to bring a calculator for this course.
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Collective Bargaining Level 2

Bring a copy of your collective agreement and a calculator as we work with different strategies and tactics for effectively facing today’s challenges at the bargaining table. How do we deal with workplace change – restructuring, automation, or new technology? What language best protects workers against unfairness in drug and alcohol testing or electronic monitoring? How do we prepare our membership and the union to deal with concession demands in pension and health benefits? This is a course for students who have taken Collective Bargaining Level 1 and have some experience on a bargaining committee.
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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 – understanding issues, developing strategies, finding and presenting facts and argument, finding areas of agreement, building solutions, implementing and maintaining solutions. Participants can expect lots of participation, interaction, and role-plays along with practical skills and tools for communication, analysis, strategy...
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Mental Health First Aid

The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training course was developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada to help people provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA teaches mental health first aid skills. The course does not train people to be therapists, counsellors, or mental health professionals. The philosophy behind MHFA is that a mental health crisis, such as suicidal and self-harming actions, may be avoided through early intervention. If a crisis does arise, an MHFA trained person in the workplace can take action that may reduce...
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Parliamentary Procedure & 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 the 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 convention, debates, and impromptu gatherings. There is a scholarship available for this course through the CLC Pacific Region office. Please see the Frank Wall Leadership Development Scholarship information on page 12 of the Winter School brochure for details, or...
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Unions in the Community

The labour movement has always played a strong role in the social change movement. As part of the United Way and CLC Labour Community Advocate Program, the course provides training on community involvement and working with community partners as a board, committee or coalition partner. Participants learn how to organize around and participate in community social service issues, while exploring the ways in which unions and other labour bodies can help build resilient and respectful communities. The tools provided help strengthen labour’s community presence and develop new activists and support for issues based campaigns. Participants are also trained to identify...
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Workers’ Compensation Level 1

This course provides a review of the Workers Compensation Act, how the Board functions, procedures for filing claims, WCB policies for adjudicating claims, and the appeals process. This is a basic course and will interest those union members just starting to handle WCB claims and appeals. This class will observe a hearing presentation to a panel of the Review Division.
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Workers’ Compensation Level 2

This course is for union members wanting to improve their WCB advocacy skills. Participants will assist an injured worker in a mock appeal where their injury has been denied by the WCB. The class will review how to seek a doctor’s opinion in support of the injured worker, how to question the worker at an appeal hearing, and how to present argument regarding occupational injury and disability. Participants are encouraged to discuss the specific types of work-related injuries and benefits that their members are having denied or not dealt with properly, and emphasis will be placed on how to apply...
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