2022 Pacific Winter School – Week 5

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: KKBZQKE1.
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


A Path to Reconciliation

This course is for all workers, including non-Indigenous activists, to learn the history of Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island (North America) facilitated by Indigenous labour activists. Its purpose is to build meaningful, long-term relationships among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples inside and outside of our workplaces, with the aim of acknowledging labour’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation. This course supports the decolonization of Indigenous peoples and the increase of Indigenous peoples’ representation in our workplaces and in our unions. Participants do not need any previous experience and are encouraged to bring open minds and hearts. Participants are requested to bring a...
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Benefits Bargaining

This course will help you understand how health and welfare benefits are structured and how to prepare for benefits bargaining. The course will include information on new and renewed benefit plans and how to handle a change in benefits carriers. Topics for discussion will include: costing of benefits, employers’ response to increasing costs and changes in coverages, funding methods including trusts, laws pertaining to benefits coverage, privacy issues, collective agreement language ideas, types of benefit plans to avoid and why.
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BCFED Organizing Institute: Basics of Organizing

The BCFED Organizing Institute training covers the basics of union organizing to build power within our unions, and to organize new workers into unions. This is an opportunity to learn and practise leading effective organizing conversations with peers and experienced organizers from across our movement. We cover the elements of an organizing campaign, and the provincial and federal labour codes and how they apply to organizing. The course is designed to be an intensive training session that simulates the conditions of union organizing. Evening sessions are part of the core curriculum and participants will be expected to work as a...
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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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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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Health & Safety Level 1

This introductory Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) course will introduce 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), key elements of having an effective committee, workers’ OH&S rights and the procedure for refusing unsafe work, how to conduct effective incident investigations and safety inspections, identify OH&S hazards in the workplace, and ways of finding solutions.
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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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