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Hamilton/Niagara Region: Racism and Our Labour Movement (2 days – IN PERSON) NEW DATES: August 9-10, 2024

Homewood Suites - 40 Bay Street South, Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 0B3

August 9, 2024 - August 10, 2024

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Understanding Historical Legacies and Addressing Current ChallengesIn this two-day pilot course, members will review key moments and often forgotten histories of racial exclusion in Canada’s labour movement. Members will explore contemporary manifestations of anti-Black racism and racism in the labour market and our labour movement. We will reflect on how the persistence of such racism…

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Sudbury RO: Health and Safety Clinic (In Person – September 16 & 17, 2024)

Sudbury Regional Office

09/16/2024 - 09/17/2024

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DAY 1: Workplace Violence and Harassment Workplace Violence and harassment are serious health and safety hazards. Canadian workers report some of the highest rates of assault in the world. Harassment is often a precursor to violence. Workplace violence can have detrimental impacts not only on the victim but also on the victims’ family, friends, co-workers…

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Sudbury RO: Talking Union Basics (In Person – September 20-21, 2024)

Sudbury

09/20/2024 - 09/21/2024

9 am - 5 pm

TALKING UNION BASICS introduces members to the PSAC, and prepares them for more advanced union education. It provides an historical and structural overview of the union, introduces participants to the collective agreement, and gives them a chance for hands-on practice in problem-solving.This course will be delivered over 2 separate days. Please read the dates and…

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PSAC Toronto RO: WSIB Level 1- Rights and Obligations (In Person – September 21 & 22, 2024)

90 Eglinton Avenue East

09/21/2024 - 09/22/2024

9:00am - 4:30pm

WSIB Level 1 – Rights and ObligationsExplore your rights and obligations under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.  The two-day model is filled with presentations, videos, and discussions and includes the History & Principles of Workers’ Compensation, Types of Injuries and Illnesses, Reporting an Injury and Filing a Claim, Legal Tests for Entitlement, and more. …

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PSAC Ontario: Advocacy and Representation on Workplace Racism Course (In Person – September 21-23, 2024)

Toronto RO - 90 Eglinton Avenue East - Suite 608 Toronto ON M4P 2Y3

September 21 2024 - September 22 2024

9am - 5pm

WHAT IS THE ADVOCACY AND REPRESENTATION COURSE? The course is designed to equip Stewards, Local Officers, and Union Representatives with the skills and competencies to represent and advocate for Indigenous, Black, Asian, and other racialized PSAC members in racial discrimination cases with an intersectional and anti-oppression lens. Participants must have prior grievance handling or anti-racism…

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Kingston RO: Local Officers Training (In-Person – September 21 and 22, 2024)

Petawawa - location TBD

September 21 - 22, 2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST - subject to change

This is an introductory course for new Local Officers who need to know how to run a Local. Sessions cover the role of the Local Executive; Local administration, including by-laws and budgets; effective communications and Local meetings; and how the Local can access the wider resources of the PSAC. A major theme throughout the course…

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Thunder Bay RO: Trans Rights & Inclusion at a Critical Moment (IN PERSON-Sept 28, 2024)

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Trans Rights & Inclusion at a Critical Moment: Deepening our Understanding of Gender and Sexuality and Combatting the Rise of Organized TransphobiaThis one-day pilot course aims to help members understand the rise of organized transphobia which has grown rapidly in recent years spurred on by the emboldening of the far right and as part of…

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Thunder Bay RO: Racism and Our Labour Movement (IN PERSON-Oct 4&5, 2024)

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Understanding Historical Legacies and Addressing Current ChallengesIn this two-day pilot course, members will review key moments and often forgotten histories of racial exclusion in Canada’s labour movement. Members will explore contemporary manifestations of anti-Black racism and racism in the labour market and our labour movement. We will reflect on how the persistence of such racism…

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Sudbury RO: Grievance Handling (In Person – October 18-19, 2024)

Sudbury

10/18/2024 - 10/19/2024

9am - 5pm

Grievance Handling: 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. Open to: -This course is open to all members in good standing in the Sudbury Regional…

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Thunder Bay RO: Talking Union Basics (VIRTUAL – OCT 19 & 20, 2024)

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TALKING UNION BASICS introduces members to the PSAC, and prepares them for more advanced union education. It provides an historical and structural overview of the union, introduces participants to the collective agreement, and gives them a chance for hands-on practice in problem-solving. This course is open to all members in good standing in the Thunder…

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