Union Education

The BCGEU offers a range of short and long-term courses, workshops and other educational offerings.

Contact your area office about learning for workplace leaders like stewards, local officers, bargaining committees and occupational health and safety representatives.

We offer many free, workshops, short courses and presentations, often open to BCGEU family members. Our series include: Learning for every day: life-hacks, general interest and personal development and Learning for work: professional development and career enhancement. Search and register for what's on offer close to you using just your postal code.


Scholarships

The deadline for applications for the 2017 BCGEU Scholarships has passed. Successful applicants will be notified by post by the end of May.

Check back for information on our 2018 scholarship program in January, next year.

 

NUPGE Scholarships Available

The National Union's scholarship program for 2017

NUPGE scholarships are open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 370,000 members who are starting a post-secondary education. 

Ottawa (19 Oct. 2016) — Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. Historically there have been 4 scholarships open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 370,000 members who are starting a post-secondary education. For 2017, NUPGE has added the Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship.

The deadline for applications is July 7, 2017.Some scholarships may have additional requirements, as noted below.

Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship

The Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship for $1,500 is open to all students who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education institution full-time in 2017 - 2018 and who are the children, grandchildren or foster children of a NUPGE member. It will be awarded for the best 750 — 1,000 word essay on: The importance of their field of study in either policing, criminal justice services or health care in delivering public services to Canadians.

Information and application for the Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship

Tommy Douglas Scholarship

The Tommy Douglas Scholarship for $1,500 is open to all students who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education institution full-time in 2017 - 2018 and who are the children, grandchildren or foster children of a NUPGE member. It will be awarded for the best 750 — 1,000 word essay on: How Tommy Douglas contributed to making Canada a more just and equitable society.

Information and application for the Tommy Douglas Scholarship

Terry Fox Scholarship

The Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship for $1,500 is open to all students with disabilities who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education institution full-time in 2017 — 2018 and who are the children, grandchildren or foster children of a member of NUPGE. It will be awarded for the best 750 — 1,000 word essay on: The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of people with disabilities.

Information and application for the Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians

The Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians for $1,500 is open to all Aboriginal Canadian students who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education institution full-time in 2017 — 2018 and who are the children, grandchildren or foster children of a NUPGE member. It will be awarded for the best 750 — 1,000 word essay on: The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of Aboriginal Canadians.

Information and application for the Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians 

Scholarship for Visible Minorities

The Scholarship for Visible Minorities for $1,500 is open to all visible minority students who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education full-time in 2017 — 2018 and who are the children, grandchildren or foster children of a National Union of Public and General Employees member. It will be awarded for the best 750 — 1,000 word essay on: The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of visible minorities.

Information and application for the Scholarship for Visible Minorities

Download a notice about the scholarships for posting in your work place.

For further information please phone (613) 228-9800 /or email scholarship@nupge.ca

NUPGE

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 370,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE

 


Community Health Re-Training Fund

If you were laid off after January 28, 2002 due to re-tendering, contracting out, or bumping from a health care job in the community subsector; or

If you are a current employee in a community subsector job and are interested in skills development, you may be eligible for reimbursement of training costs.

The retraining funds are available as a result of a settlement between health unions, health employers and the BC Government related to a June, 2007 Supreme Court of Canada ruling on Bill 29.

You can obtain further information and an application form posted on your Union's website or by contacting the BCGEU by e-mail or telephone.

Contact: James Cavalluzzo, BCGEU Telephone: 604-291-9611  Email: chrf@bcgeu.ca


Community Social Services Labour Adjustment and Education Fund

The Community Social Services Labour Adjustment and Education Fund (L.A.E.F) is designed to encourage professional development and continued employment for workers in the community-based social service sector.

The L.A.E.F covers retraining to aid and assist individuals in the community social services sector who have lost their job due to layoff, bumping, contracting out, re-tendering, or have had their hours significantly reduced; and who are taking courses or upgrading to continue in a unionized community social services position in British Columbia.

To be eligible, impacted members must have been covered by one of the three community social services sectoral agreements (e.g. Aboriginal Services, Community Living Services and General Living Services). 
Please click on the links below to learn more.

Contact: James Cavalluzzo, BCGEU Telephone: 604-291-9611  Email: laef@bcgeu.ca 

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