2022 Pacific Winter School – Week 4

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: KK2D36Y1.
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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Federal Labour Law

This course presents an overview of federal labour legislation, particularly the Canada Labour Code, Part I, and its impact on the strategies and actions of unions. Among the topics to be explored are: certification and dispute settlement procedures; unfair labour practices; the duty to bargain in good faith; the duty of fair representation; and management and union rights. Theory will be put into practice. Using case studies, students will learn how to frame arguments for a grievance or labour board hearing or a labour management meeting.
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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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Human Rights: An Introduction

This course is a good starting point for union activists and leaders looking to build their skills and perspectives to better engage and represent the diversity of their members. It is open to all union activists. 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 address systemic discrimination. Together we will identify what needs to change, how to challenge employers, as well as how to engage and represent workers through an equity lens. There is a scholarship available...
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Member Engagement – Member Action

This course 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 members. This course will train participants on the three-step approach to effective member engagement (Go, Listen, Build) and connect it to a three-step approach for building an active membership (one-on-one communication, taking action on worksite issues, and designing a strategy and plan to win). This training is particularly helpful for unions with upcoming contract negotiations, a backlog of unresolved grievances, a particularly disengaged membership, or a diverse membership that is...
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Steward Training Level 1 – FULL

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.
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Young Workers in Action

This course is designed to give young union activists (aged 30 and under) the skills they need to be effective in their workplace. The course will cover public speaking, how meetings are run, how to read your contract, grievance handling, and the basic collective bargaining process. Participants are requested to bring a copy of their collective agreement. There is a scholarship available from Community Savings Credit Union for this course. Interested applicants should contact Community Savings or download the scholarship information package and application form from our website: https://canadianlabour.ca/who-we-are/labour-education/.
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