Attend CLC’s labour school

Looking to expand your horizons as a labour union activist? Want to find ways to broaden and strengthen the social justice movement in Canada? If so, then the Labour College of Canada just might be for you!

Since 1963, the Labour College of Canada has been a foundational institution for labour education. The four-week intensive program offers in-depth analysis on a variety of issues relevant to working people today by offering courses like economics, the history of work and the theory and practice of unions, among others. The program also focuses on building research, leadership and communications skills and inspires confidence among participants to play a more active role in the broader social justice movement.

The re-designed 2011 edition of the four-week program (broken down into two 2-week sessions) will be held at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario and is open to all union members. The CAW has 4 scholarships available that cover tuition, travel, expenses as well as room and board.

Successful applicants will join a rich group of current and upcoming leaders of CLC affiliated unions across Canada, both in the public and private sector.

Participants will learn from the most highly-respected professionals in the union movement and will hear from prominent guest speakers throughout the program, including CAW economist Jim Stanford and Harvard University’s Elaine Bernard, executive director of the influential Labor and Worklife program.

Session 1 is scheduled to run from April 9-22, 2011; Session 2 is scheduled to run from August 21-September 2, 2011.

Labour College of Canada applications can now be filled out online
Downloadable applications are also available here

Application deadline is November 25, 2010

*Please note: space in the Labour College is limited. All applications will be reviewed by Labour College of Canada administration and faculty.

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