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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

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.  

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.

March 31, 2020 - 6:16pm •
If you missed “COVID-19 and Your Rights at Work Webinar,” you can access the recorded presentation for each of the jurisdictions/locations. All you have to do is to click on the link and register.     OHS JURISDICTION WEB-LINK Yukon (YWCHSB)
March 10, 2020 - 9:40am •
  Despite the efforts of the PSAC bargaining teams, there has been very little progress at the bargaining tables. The PSAC Whitehorse Regional Office will be offering strike training preparation training for all Treasury Board Units. Please see below for more details. A poster is attached.   When: Date
September 4, 2019 - 10:19am •
PSAC North NWT Education schedule is available. Registration open for the following courses:    Talking Union Basics (2 Days)  Fort Smith, Sept. 21-22   Apply by: Sept. 16  
July 25, 2019 - 4:36pm •
PSAC North Yukon Education Fall 2019 schedule is available. Registration open for the following courses:  TALKING UNION BASICS  (2 Days)      Sept 27- 28  CONVENTION PREP & RESOLUTION WRITING: How to get yourself & your resolution to convention  Oct 12, Oct. 23 and Nov. 8  INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH & SAFETY (2 Days)  Oct. 18-19
April 29, 2019 - 5:35pm •
The following two courses are open to all members in the Northwest Territories and the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut:   TALKING UNION BASICS – 2 DAYS Yellowknife – May 31 to June 1, 2019 – Friday & Saturday Deadline for registration: May 19, 2019 Deadline for registration: ** EXTENDED** TO MAY 26, 2019 FOR YELLOWKNIFE RESIDENTS   
February 22, 2019 - 2:42pm •
PSAC North Yukon Education 2019 Spring and Winter schedules are available. Registration open for the following courses:    TALKING UNION BASICS – 2 days  March 29th to 30th – Whitehorse TALKING UNION BASICS and INTRO TO LOCAL OFFICERS – 3.5 days  March 2019 (date to be determined) – Watson Lake
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.


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