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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.

October 4, 2018 - 10:38am •
The PSAC North had the pleasure of having our Pan-Territorial Union School at Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse. This was our first in nine years and 48 members attended from all three territories. Four advanced union courses were offered with northern context. In addition, guest speakers enlightened us on the important issues along with a panel on reconciliation. Participants had a chance to enjoy extra-curricular activities such as cultural dance and story-telling during the reconciliation evening.
June 28, 2018 - 12:32pm •
Thanks for all participants. In appreciation for your time, anyone who completed the PSAC North education survey, and provided their name and contact information was entered into a draw for a $100 cash prize. There were two draws per territory. The lucky winners are:   NU: John Mercado, Rankin Inlet Basja Ellsworth, Iqaluit   NT: Sarah Hyden, Behchoko Liesbeth Van Blarikom, Yellowknife   YT: Deborah Wren, Whitehorse Luc Laferté, Whitehorse  
June 20, 2018 - 11:53am •
Union training at its best! The Union School is open to all members— it provides you with a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and skills while networking with other members from across the North Region. The theme for this year’s school is “Building Strong Northern Locals.” Great conversation, learning and developing relationships with members from across all three territories will energize you so that you are prepared to your workplace and locals; ready to empower other members!   Where and When?  
May 18, 2018 - 12:25pm •
PSAC North is preparing a plan that will shape our education in the North for the next 3 years.  To ensure we are meeting our member’s needs, we need to hear from you ! We are conducting a short online survey, open to all PSAC members in the North.
March 21, 2018 - 2:46pm •
There will be a Health and Safety Training course in Yellowknife on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26.  The training course will take place in the North Star Building Training Centre at 4910-53rd Street from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration deadline is May 11, 2018. Please see the attached poster below for more details.  You may also view the application here. 
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?
March 4, 2013 - 10:51am •
Please note that all PSAC North education courses are scent free, smoke free and harassment free.
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Upcoming Education Courses

Click on course titles for more info.

STRIKE TRAINING – Norman Wells GNWT/NWTPC MEMBERS
November 23, 2018 to November 24, 2018 • Norman Wells
GRIEVANCE HANDLING- Yellowknife
November 30, 2018 to December 1, 2018 • Yellowknife
STRIKE TRAINING – INUVIK GNWT/NWTPC MEMBERS
November 30, 2018 to December 1, 2018 • Inuvik
PREVENTING VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE
December 7, 2018 to December 8, 2018 • Yellowknife
STRIKE TRAINING – Fort Simspon GNWT/NWTPC MEMBERS
December 7, 2018 to December 8, 2018