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Education Program

PSAC North is proud to offer members a union education program that ranks among the best and most comprehensive in Canada.

We 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.

For a complete listing of all courses being offered throughout the North, please visit the Course Listings Page.

Please note that you can only apply for courses that take place in your territory.

Please select your region below to download a course registration form: 

Northwest Territories 

Nunavut  -  English
                   Inuktitut

Yukon Territory

Online learning

Our online program offers union training at your own pace and time. These introductory courses provide a solid overview on a range of topics. Explore the union’s basic roles and responsibilities including the services it provides all members.

There are courses to explain PSAC’s structure and how to get involved.

There are courses about the history of the union movement to provide background and context for our ongoing struggles. We hope they inspire and motivate you to engage with your union.

Our union’s education program addresses social justice issues, including human rights. These subjects and themes are in online courses too.

To register, set up an account with a personal email address. Employer email addresses may be blocked.  The “my content” link shows a list of available courses. Courses can be done on your computer or tablets and Apple products.

How to use the courses

Share them with other members. While online courses are usually done independently, you can use these courses as lunch-and-learn opportunities, for example, groups of colleagues could go through the content together.  This is a great way to build solidarity as well as a greater understanding of your union. It could be a particularly helpful way to engage new members.

You may also consider creating study/discussion groups where the online courses serve as a foundation for discussion and group sharing. 
Use and share them creatively.

Visit PSAC's online learning centre.

August 30, 2016 - 11:55am •
The PSAC's Union Development Program (UDP) has been one of the most comprehensive union leadership training programs in Canada for more than 35 years. This program provide an advanced learning opportunity for emerging leaders to develop the necessary analysis and skills to identify and support union priorities, and to expand our pool of skilled activists who can inspire others. Are you passionate about standing up for unions and workers’ rights? Do you believe in fairness, social justice and human rights?
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Upcoming Education Courses

Click on course titles for more info.

Local Officers Training - Rankin Inlet
March 26, 2017 • Rankin Inlet
Talking Union Basics – Whitehorse
March 31, 2017 to April 1, 2017
• Whitehorse
Talking Union Basics - Iqaluit
March 31, 2017 to April 1, 2017
• Iqaluit
Talking Union Basics – DDEC-Ekati
April 10, 2017 to April 11, 2017
• DDEC-Ekati
Local Officers Training – Yellowknife
May 5, 2017 to May 6, 2017
• Yellowknife