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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.

November 24, 2016 - 4:24pm •
The Atlantic Region of the Public Service Alliance of Canada is pleased to invite both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal members from the four Atlantic Provinces to apply for a five-day in-residence course called Unionism on Turtle Island.  The purpose of the training is to build meaningful, long-term relationships with Aboriginal peoples inside and outside of our workplaces, with the aim of both supporting the decolonization of Aboriginal peoples and increasing Aboriginal peoples’ representation at work and in the union.
September 21, 2016 - 12:25pm •
PSAC EDUCATION PROGRAM  NB REGION – October – December 2016
September 6, 2016 - 11:03am •
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?
September 2, 2016 - 8:38am •
Please see the attached Fall 2016 Education schedule for Newfoundland and Labrador. 
August 30, 2016 - 11:35am •
The Education Program for the period of September to December 2016 for the Nova Scotia area is now available.  Please refer to poster attached for all the courses that are offered and information on how to register.
March 13, 2016 - 3:41pm •
The Atlantic Region of the Public Service Alliance of Canada is pleased to provide an opportunity for Aboriginal members to learn how they can navigate the structures of the PSAC.  This course has been designed for members who have had little or no previous involvement with their union and is a great first step to understanding how unions work for working people. This two-day training will provide members with a way of empowering themselves to effect change in their workplaces, communities and union. 
February 26, 2016 - 7:48am •
Due to an exciting opportunity forthcoming in our region, the PSAC-Atlantic Regional Council voted to postpone our PSAC-Atlantic school that was scheduled to take place in May 2016.  
January 27, 2016 - 11:53am •
The 2016 PSAC Winter Education Schedule for Prince Edward Island is available.   See poster attached for more information on the courses that are being offered and how to register.    
January 20, 2016 - 3:42pm •
The education program for the period of January to June 2016 for New Brunswick is available.  See poster attached for more information.
January 8, 2016 - 1:59pm •
NL Winter & Spring 2016 Amended Education Schedule.

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Education program Contact

Lesley Thompson
Regional Education Officer
(w) 902-443-3541 (c) 902-219-4809
thompsonl@psac-afpc.com