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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.

Here is a list of upcoming courses in BC.

Any PSAC member in good standing can apply for an education course being offered in BC. In order to maximize participation and minimize travel costs, basic education courses are offered within "catchment areas". Currently the catchment areas are: North BC, Southern Interior, East Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, and Metro. These catchments are defined by combining the geographic regions that are contained in the BC Region by-laws, S.18(2) and (3).

Fill out an application online or download a course application form (pdf) and mail or fax it back to us if you would like to take a PSAC weekend course.

For more information about our education program, check the frequently asked questions or contact Deanna Kimball, Regional Education Officer (REO), at KimballD@psac-afpc.com

In Residence courses require a more detailed application form which are generally available well in advance of the dates of the course.

Note that all PSAC courses and events are scent free. Weekend courses start at 9AM and end at 4:30PM, unless otherwise noted.

See below for a news and information related to the PSAC Education Program in BC. Visit the national website for more information about the PSAC National Education program.

February 15, 2021 - 10:39am •
In the fall of 2020, the PSAC BC Regional Council passed a resolution supporting anti-racism education for PSAC BC members. We are happy to announce that an in-depth learning opportunity will be delivered in a three-part workshop series beginning on March 31, 2021 with Bakau Consulting (formerly Cicely Blain Consulting).
February 15, 2021 - 10:31am •
If you do not know your PSAC ID#, call the Vancouver RO @ 604 430-5631 or 1 800 663-1655 and we will look it up for you. Please note The fields marked with a * are required - the form will not process your application if left blank. Deadline for applications is Monday, March 15, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. (PST)
January 13, 2021 - 12:51pm •
Please note the TUB courses that were scheduled for Feb. 11 – 12 and Feb. 27- 28 and the GH courses that were scheduled for Mar. 4-5 and April 10-11 have been postponed. Revised dates will be shared soon. If you have any questions please contact your PSAC Regional Representative or the PSAC BC Regional Education Officer. Thank you for your interest in PSAC Education!
January 5, 2021 - 11:00pm •
PSAC produces a wide variety of toolkits, booklets and resource guides for activists, Locals and Branches, and Regional Committees and Area Councils. We have collected them here as a resource for members. If you would like a printed copy of any of these materials, contact your regional office or PSAC Representative. updated January 2021
November 24, 2020 - 3:55pm •
PSAC BC is hosting an educational webinar designed to give members a general overview of the upcoming changes to the Canada Labour Code Pt. II and the Work Place Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations impacting federally regulated workers across Canada. The webinar will be held twice:
November 20, 2020 - 10:12am •
The PSAC BC Education Program is pleased to offer ten (10) $500 education subsidies to PSAC BC members who are registering for the CLC Winter School in 2021. The deadline for receipt of your subsidy application for the CLC Winter School is Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 4:00 PM (PST).  Approved subsidy applicants will be notified the week of December 21, 2020.   Subsidy information and Online Application:
July 22, 2020 - 12:48pm •


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