Training & Education

Your Union provides more training and education opportunities for our Members and their families than any other Local Union. Over the years, we have offered basic and advanced computers, English as a Second Language, and high school courses. Currently, we offer CPR and First Aid training, and Computers (by request; where enough interest can be demonstrated). We also offer Weeklong Paid Training for Members, Stewards and Health & Safety committee members. Steward training is offered annually.

If you have any questions regarding course registration please contact the Training & Education Centre at 1-800-267-1977 or by email at tcadmin@ufcw175.com.

Financial Wellness

Course info and Fall 2018 dates coming soon.

Free to active Members and their family


  • October 20, 2018
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

Improve your financial literacy and stay on track… This course is delivered by a BDO financial expert in easy-to-understand language to give you a better understanding of the ins & outs of personal finances. Each participant will receive a free personal workbook. The course will cover: • Saving and Budgeting • How to track your (more…)

Venue:  

Address:
6628 Ellis Road, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada


First Aid & CPR 'C' (with AED)

This course addresses CPR for adults, children, and infants. Plus: First Aid goals legal implications and self-protection; Contacting EMS; Primary assessment; Spine Management; Rescue breathing; Obstructed airway and choking; Hyperventilation and Asthma; Circulatory emergencies, shock, heart attack, stroke, bleeding and fainting; How to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED); Legal issues in using an AED; and on-going casualty care.

Note: If no courses appear below there are currently none open for registration. Please check back.

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  • October 20, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Over an 8-hour course, participants learn basic assessment and first aid treatment in emergency situations, including: • activating 911 • scene survey • patient assessment • choking (adult, child & infant) • Level ‘C’ CPR skills (adult, child & infant) • AED awareness • shock • bleeding wounds • and more! Through hands-on real-life scenarios with (more…)

Venue:  

Address:
412 Rennie Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Free to active Members and their immediate family age 14yrs +


  • October 27, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Over an 8-hour course, participants learn basic assessment and first aid treatment in emergency situations, including: • activating 911 • scene survey • patient assessment • choking (adult, child & infant) • Level ‘C’ CPR skills (adult, child & infant) • AED awareness • shock • bleeding wounds • and more! Through hands-on real-life scenarios with (more…)

Venue:  

Address:
6628 Ellis Road, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada


Safety Starts with me!

– Have you been in the workforce for less than 5 years?
– Do you know your safety rights in the workplace?

Participants can be members or their children ages 14-24. Topics in this health and safety awareness workshop include: Right to Know, Participate & Refuse; Employer & Worker Responsibilities; and the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). #knowsafety  #noinjury

Note: If no courses appear below there are currently none open for registration. Please check back.


 

Weeklong Paid Training

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The Application window for the 2018 Weeklong Paid Training Programs will open shortly.

All applications are due by June 30, 2018.

Please remember your application to the program does not guarantee you a spot in the classes.

Only those selected to participate will be notified, approximately 4 weeks before the course start date.

2018 Members’ Weeklong Paid Training

October 15 - 19, 2018

This course is open to all Members of UFCW Locals 175 & 633.

Deadline to apply was June 30, 2018

Course content includes:

  • Why do workers organize?
  • History & Structure of our Local Union and the Labour Movement
  • The role of Stewards & Grievance Handling
  • An Introduction to Collective Bargaining
  • Health & Safety
  • A Local on the move; Benefits; Youth Scholarships; & Education Programs.
  • Why our Local Union is the Leader in Communications & Educational Programs

This course takes place at the Training & Education Centre in Mississauga. As per Local Union policies, we cover the cost of:

  • the course,
  • materials, and
  • instruction, as well as
  • the members' lost wages,
  • per diems,
  • transportation costs, and
  • accommodations.

2018 Stewards' Weeklong Paid Training

October 22 - 26, 2018

This course is open only to Union Stewards at UFCW Locals 175 & 633.

Deadline to apply was June 30, 2018

Course content includes:

  • It's Our Union
  • Human Rights
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Return to Work
  • Duty to Accommodate

This course takes place at the Training & Education Centre in Mississauga. As per Local Union policies, we cover the cost of:

  • the course,
  • materials, and
  • instruction, as well as
  • the members' lost wages,
  • per diems,
  • transportation costs, and
  • accommodations.

2018 Health & Safety Weeklong Paid Training

October 22 - 26, 2018

This course is open only to Joint Health & Safety Committee Members at UFCW Locals 175 & 633.

Deadline to apply was June 30, 2018

Course content includes:

  • Committee Functions
  • Ergonomics
  • Work Refusals
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Critical Injuries
  • Ministry of Labour Inspections
  • WSIB - Dealing with Injuries
  • ... and more!

This course takes place at the Training & Education Centre in Mississauga. As per Local Union policies, we cover the cost of:

  • the course,
  • materials, and
  • instruction, as well as
  • the members' lost wages,
  • per diems,
  • transportation costs, and
  • accommodations.

Online Learning

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Check back often as they’re always adding more options.