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40+ Courses are offered in a beautiful setting at the Unifor Education Centre.

Unifor Education Centre

Over 40 courses are offered at the Unifor Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario. Most courses are one week in length but there is also a four-week core program. This is an incredible facility on the shores of Lake Huron with comfortable classrooms, beautiful bedrooms, a fitness centre, bar, alcohol-free cafe, superb dining, and gorgeous surroundings. Members from across the country come together at the Unifor Education Centre to discuss, debate and learn about issues that matter to workers, and to build skills for taking on employers and changing society.

Currently during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are forced to send a smaller contingent to PEL Courses with Health & Safety protocols changing the capacity to the Centre. 

 

Family Education Program

This program takes place in the summer at the Unifor Education Centre in Port Elgin. A call letter is sent to all Unifor locals in January with a registration deadline in April. Selection is complete by early May. During the course, preteens participate in recreational programs run by fully-trained childcare workers and counselors. Every Unifor member and all immediate family members, including dependent children up to 18 years of age, are eligible to attend the Family Education Program. – This course has been unavailable since the onset of  COVID-19. 

Dependent Children Scholarship Opportunities

At Unifor Local 707 we are pleased to be able to offer two scholarships annually for dependent children of members – active or retired. Candidates must meet the requirements as outlined in the application form.

 

Download the ‘Green Shield Scholarship Tuition Allowance” form below or pick one up in person at the Union office. We do post annually our Unifor 707 Scholarship between September and November so come back for updates.