Prairies Connecting with Members Education

Dec 6, 2021 - Dec 7, 2021

9:30 A.M. (Alberta), 10:30 A.M. (Sask/Manitoba) - 4:00 P.M. (Alberta) 5:00 P.M. (Sask/Manitoba)

Virtual Zoom

Facilitator: TBA

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 8, 2021

Please join us for PSAC Prairies – Connecting with Members Education.  We are offering a union school that will appeal to both new PSAC members and seasoned activists.  While connecting with friends across the Prairies we will have guest speakers and discussions about labour organizations in our communities.  What has PSAC achieved and where do we go from here. Engaging members and Health & Safety updates. 

We have all been isolated for many months and this is an opportunity to connect in activism spirit and great discussions about our union, as we hopefully move out of the pandemic.

Date:         Dec 6 & 7, 2021

Time:        9:30 – 4:00 P.M. (Alberta)

10:30 – 5:00 P.M. (Sask/Manitoba)  

SPECIAL NOTE Salary for both Monday and Tuesday will be covered by PSAC.  A regional staff person will be in touch with each participant to make arrangements.

Location:  Virtual – Zoom

The modules will include:

PSAC History

The Public Service Alliance of Canada has a rich history of struggles and triumphs.  Precedent setting law has emerged from PSAC activists.  Human Rights gains have been made by PSAC actions.  As one of the largest unions the PSAC has made a mark in Canadian history.  Discover the ground breakers in that history!

Mobilizing and Engaging Membership – a Discussion

A favourite topic of discussion amongst union activists is ‘engaging membership.’  What does this mean?

Who is engaging whom?  How are we reaching out to union members?  What do members want to be engaged in?  Let’s have the discussion.

Unions + Politics + Social Justice – Is there a Link?

Many members are engaged in great work in their communities, with nonprofit organizations and politically.  Much of the passion and dedication comes from the same place – a caring for people and their environments.   How do we make the link between union values, social justice goals and political engagement?

New to PSAC – Welcome to your Union

Even the name – Public Service Alliance of Canada – doesn’t encompass all that the PSAC stands for.

Did you know there are diamond miners in the North, cow herders in Ottawa, and half-way house workers in the Atlantic.  Learn about the structure of the PSAC and how you are a part of one of the largest unions in Canada.

Connecting Labour Organizations to Union Members’ Lives

There are many Labour Organizations at the national, provincial, and municipal level that work hard to improve the lives of workers and their communities.  In understanding their roles and the campaigns they are engaged in workers can engage to make their lives better.

    If you do not know your PSAC ID number, please contact your nearest Regional Office.

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    Additional Accessibility Requirements

    The PSAC is committed to ensuring that the accessibility needs of our members are respected. If you have any persistent or permanent physical, mental, learning or sensory impairment as recognized under the Canadian Human Rights Act and have additional needs that you require accommodation for, please complete the attached request for accommodation of a disability section below. This form is confidential when completed and the information contained within will not be disclosed except where necessary to respond to your request for accommodation.

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    The PSAC is committed to ensuring that our education programs are accessible to all members. The information requested in this section will help us assess our success in reaching members who belong to groups identified in the PSAC Human Rights Policy. This information is voluntary and kept confidential and will be used for the purposes of supporting our equity initiatives and programs. Please check all that apply.

    Harassment policy

    Harassment-free: All PSAC events, including this conference, are covered by the PSAC Statement on Harassment.

    http://psacunion.ca/PSAC%20Statement%20on%20Harassment

    Last Section

    With this application, I agree to attend and participate in all sessions. I have read the PSAC policy documents on harassment and I understand my responsibilities in accordance with them.