National Education Program

April 15, 2020
The PSAC Scholarship Program offers the following 14 scholarships for dependent children of current PSAC members, who will be attending full-time studies at a recognized post-secondary institution in the fall of 2020:
July 24, 2015
Understanding strikes This course explains what strikes are and provides basic information about the roles and responsibilities of union members during work stoppages. This includes strike preparedness and what happens when members vote to strike. Grievances and representation primer This course covers defending the collective agreement in the workplace, understanding the role of the steward, problem-solving in the workplace, what grievances are and how they work. 
September 16, 2013
Union Development Program (UDP) prepares union activists to assume leadership roles in the union and the broader labour and social justice movements.  The in-residence course is offered in three modules, held over two five-day periods and one six-day period.  It covers union leadership at the workplace, labour’s role in society, and leadership in action. Participants work on assignments between modules, giving them a chance to practice their new skills in their workplaces, Locals and communities.
September 16, 2013
PSAC uses a popular education approach when developing courses. The word popular comes from the Latin word popularis meaning “belonging to the people."    The first book on popular education, as we practice it at the PSAC, was written by Brazilian literacy worker Paulo Friere in 1968.  He believed that education should be “the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.”  
September 16, 2013
*PSAC will be launching a new on-line learning program in the Fall of 2019. Please check back in September for more information.* 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.