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Welcome to BCGEU's education events page. Below you'll find education events in your area and around BC. 

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  • Organizing your finances in 1 month

    Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    Online in Online, BC, Canada

    Participants will learn what important documents they need to have, how to store them securely, and how to create a "just in case something happens to me" sheet so their loved ones can take care of their affairs.

    This webinar is presented on the free secure app Ring Central. Prior to the start of the webinar, you will need to download and install the Ring Central app to your computer or smartphone. Follow the instructions – it takes only a minute or so to install the app. You can delete the app after the webinar. We will email this information to you again prior to the webinar. 

    Sold out? Email us at [email protected] if you want an invite to a future offering of this workshop.

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  • Area 04 Steward Fundamentals Training

    Wednesday, December 01, 2021 at 09:00 AM through December 02, 2021
    Fraser Valley Area Office in Langley TWP, BC, Canada

    You are invited to register for the 2 days Stewards Fundamentals course.

    This course is open to all new stewards who have not received training. Leaves of absences will be provided to all registrants, please provide how many hours you work per shift on the registration form. Lunch will be provided, please advise of dietary restrictions or food allergies.

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  • Area 07 Online Steward Basics Webinar

    Wednesday, December 08, 2021 at 09:00 AM through December 09, 2021
    Zoom in Online, BC, Canada


    BCGEU is pleased to offer a Steward Basics webinar for new stewards in Area 07. This webinar is for you if you are a steward but have not yet attended our Steward Fundamentals course or any previous steward training webinars.

    By the end of this webinar, you will understand:

    - your rights and responsibilities as a steward

    - how to get started as a steward

    - the grievance procedure

    - how to handle disciplinary grievances

    This does not replace our in-person STEP UP! and Steward Fundamentals courses. Once we can offer those in-person courses safely, you will be invited to register for them.

    Below are the details for the upcoming webinar:

    Course: Online Steward Basics Webinar

    Date: December 8 & 9, 2021

    Time: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Location: via Zoom

    Please register by December 1, 2021, as space is limited. If training is full and you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email [email protected]

    For this training you will need:

    - a computer with internal audio or external speakers, a microphone and built-in camera

    - high-speed internet connection

    - a relatively quiet space, a pad of paper, pen and a copy of your collective agreement

    A union-paid leave of absence can be provided for this training. If your employer will approve the time off work, you can submit your leave of absence requirements at the same time you register.


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  • Area 08 Steward Fundamentals

    Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 09:00 AM through December 15, 2021
    Zoom Virtual in Zoom Virtual, BC, Canada

    Steward Fundamentals is a two-day foundation-level course for all stewards. It focusses on the essential skills every steward needs to know. Through discussion and interactive group activities, you will be introduced to the key roles and responsibilities of a steward as advocate, educator, organizer and communicator. Stewards will leave feeling more confident and effective in their role and skillful in their interactions with members and the employer.


    This course is for elected stewards and local officers who have not previously taken the Basic Steward Training in the past five years.

    - A union-paid leave-of-absence is provided for this course.

    - Reasonable child and/or other dependent care expenses may be reimbursed.

  • Area 09 Activist Appreciation Virtual Event

    Friday, December 17, 2021 at 06:30 PM
    Zoom event in Castlegar, BC, Canada

    You are invited to the 2nd Annual Area 09 Activist Appreciation Virtual Event on Friday, December 17th at 6:30pm. It was a real succes last year so we are going to do it again.

    You can order in a meal, pick-up take out or buy some special goodies to cook at home. Reimbursement for up to $62.00 per household will be available. We would like to encourage everyone to wear their ugliest xmas sweater and have a candle (or a battery operated candle) to light in solidarity.

    A ZOOM invite will be sent out to those who register. Instructions for setting up direct deposit requirements for accepted receipts & an online expense form will be forwarded to anyone who wishes to attend.