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Education program

The PSAC is proud to offer its members a union education program that ranks among the best and most comprehensive within the Canadian labour movement. Our various courses provide members with learning opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, and personal confidence. Union education encourages participation and promotes mutual respect and understanding between members and the union leadership. A trained membership is an active membership and active members build a strong union.

The PSAC-TBS Joint Learning Program (JLP) is a negotiated provision in the collective agreements covering PSAC members employed by Treasury Board. The program offers sessions on topics such as interpreting the collective agreement, union management consultation, anti-harassment and anti-discrimination. Contact the Atlantic PSAC JLP Regional Field Coordinators for further information.

October 1, 2015 - 11:10am •
We have revised the Education Schedule for Nova Scotia.  Please find it attached and share it widely!
September 11, 2015 - 5:23pm •
Are you passionate about standing up for unions and workers’ rights?  Do you believe in fairness, social justice and human rights?  Are you active in your union and interested in deepening your activist knowledge and skills? The Union Development Program (UDP) is an opportunity for you to prepare yourself to assume leadership roles in your union and in the broader labour and social justice movements.
August 25, 2015 - 10:33am •
See the attached Fall Weekend Education Schedule for PEI 
August 24, 2015 - 12:40pm •
The New Brunswick PSAC 2015 Fall Education Schedule is ready. Please see the attached poster for more information on courses being offered.
July 23, 2015 - 12:47pm •
Please see the Education Schedule for Fall 2015 for the NL Region.
June 26, 2015 - 1:22pm •
The 2015 (MODIFIED) Nova Scotia PSAC Education Program is posted.  See attached for more information on the courses being offered in the Nova Scotia area.
June 23, 2015 - 2:15pm •
Members attending Federal Elections Campaigner Training in PEI recently were joined by Guest Speaker, Dr. Herb Dickieson, NDP candidate for Egmont.
June 11, 2015 - 11:49am •
PSAC Atlantic is holding Campaigner Training for members interested in getting involved in the build up to October 19, 2015. This two-day, skills-based course will prepare PSAC members in and around targeted ridings to play a hands-on role in the upcoming federal election. Participants will explore the impact of Conservative Government policies and actions, and learn how to have political conversations on the door-step and over the phone. Participants will also have the opportunity to put the skills they learn into practice. Please check out our course listings for dates and locations.
March 6, 2015 - 8:54pm •
Need a bit more time to fill out your 2015 PSAC Atlantic School application? We’re extending the deadline to Friday, April 3, 2015. And remember! If you haven’t taken the Talking Union Basics course, but have some equivalent community or union experience, you are eligible to apply. Built around the theme Building our Union. Building our Power, the school will take place from May 27-31, 2015, in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. All costs related to attending are covered.
January 13, 2015 - 4:23pm •
The New Brunswick PSAC 2015 Winter Education Schedule is ready. Please see attached poster for more information on courses offered.


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Contact Information

Education program Contact

Lesley Thompson
Regional Education Officer
(w) 902-443-3541 (c) 902-219-4809

Upcoming Education program Events

Grievance Handling November 28, 2015 • Halifax
Grievance Handling Course November 28, 2015 • Charlottetown
Duty to Accommodate (Halifax) December 5, 2015 • Halifax