Education

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.

 Our online program offers union training at your own pace and time. These introductory courses provide a solid overview on a range of topics.

The PSAC Atlantic Regional Basic Education Program Policy for Travel and Expense Entitlement can be found here.

You can find a list of descriptions for the basic courses we offer here.

You can find a list of descriptions for the advanced courses we offer here.

You can find a list of descriptions for the modules in our Steward Series here.

PEI – Convention Preparation – April 27th, 2024

Charlottetown Regional Office

April 27th

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This workshop will introduce new activist to the purpose and mechanics of a union convention. The “why, what, and how” of conventions are introduced. This workshop is intended for members looking forward to a first participation as delegates or observers to the PSAC Regional convention or component conventions.·  Mileage is paid at PSAC rates for travel…

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NS – Public Speaking for Trade Unionists – April 27th, 2024 – Halifax

Halifax Regional Office, 172 Garland Avenue

April 27th, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

One of the biggest fears people have is speaking in public. As trade union activists you will have many opportunities to do so, especially as we approach our conventions. Learn how to do it effectively and with the minimum amount of anxiety. The course will provide you with some hints to help you overcome your…

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PEI – Grievance Handling – May 4th & 5th, 2024

Charlottetown Regional Office

May 4th, 2024 - May 5th, 2024

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This course gives new shop stewards essential knowledge for handling Level I Grievances. Participants gain a better understanding of how to work with members at the initial stages of the grievance procedure and how to mobilize members around workplace problems.·  Mileage is paid at PSAC rates for travel over 40 kilometers one way. ·  Loss of salary…

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NS – Local Officers Training – May 4th & 5th, 2024 – Sydney

Holiday Inn Sydney, Sydney

May 4th - May 5th, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This course will provide officers of a Local Executive an opportunity to understand their responsibilities within the Local and to know how and where to obtain support within the PSAC.·  Mileage is paid at PSAC rates for travel over 40 kilometers one way. ·  Loss of salary (where applicable) will be reimbursed. Members who work weekends or…

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NS – Local Officers Training – May 4th & 5th, 2024 – Halifax

Halifax Regional Office, 172 Garland Avenue, Dartmouth

May 4th - May 5th, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This course will provide officers of a Local Executive an opportunity to understand their responsibilities within the Local and to know how and where to obtain support within the PSAC.·  Mileage is paid at PSAC rates for travel over 40 kilometers one way. ·  Loss of salary (where applicable) will be reimbursed. Members who work weekends or…

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N.B. – Dieppe – Convention Preparation Course (English)

PSAC Regional Offce

May 4 2024 - May 4 2024

9am - 5pm

This one-day course is offered in English.This workshop will introduce activists to the purpose and mechanics of a union convention. The “why, what, and how” of conventions are introduced. Priority will be given to members attending the PSAC 2024 National Triennial Convention.Dates and Times:   May 4th 20249 AM to 5 PMLocation:              PSAC Regional Office 85 Rufin Street…

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NL – Talking Union Basics – Goose Bay – June 1 – 2, 2024

Goose Bay NL

06/01/2024 - 06/02/2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course is the first introduction to the PSAC for members and continues to be the foundation for more advanced union education. Who can apply: Open to all PSAC members in Labrador**Registration will close May 21, 2024, at 4:00pm NL time**

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NL – Talking Union Basics – Corner Brook – June 1 – 2, 2024

Corner Brook NL

06/01/2024 - 06/02/2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course is the first introduction to the PSAC for members and continues to be the foundation for more advanced union education. Who can apply: Open to all PSAC members in Western NL**Registration will close May 21, 2024, at 4:00pm NL Time**

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NL – Talking Union Basics – Gander – June 1 – 2, 2024

Gander NL

06/01/2024 - 06/01/2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course is the first introduction to the PSAC for members and continues to be the foundation for more advanced union education. Who can apply: Open to all PSAC members in Central NL**Registration will close May 21, 2024, at 4:00pm NL time**

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