Educational Opportunities for Members

Educational Opportunities for Members

Stewards in Action Level I”
Steelworkers Toronto Area Council (STAC)

April 20-22, 2016 | 25 Cecil Street, Lower level

Your Local Union recently voted to send up to ten (10) members to the STAC course “Stewards in Action Leve I”, April 20-22, 2016. More info

If you are interested in attending please contact us by April 4 and include a short statement on your interest and involvement in the Union, as well as your supervisor’s name and email address.

This course is designed for new stewards. It will help participants better understand the role stewards play in not only grievance handling, but also in “building solidarity” in the unit, local and the community.

The course covers:

  • Where steward fits in the union structure
  • How to do effective grievance investigation and use the Fact sheet
  • Different types of grievances and wording or grievances
  • Getting to know the collective agreement
  • Timelines for grievance handling
  • Communicating in the union and with management
  • Mobilizing in the workplace

Labour Community Advocate Training Level I
TORONTO Session: Wednesday evenings, February 24 – May 4 | 6pm – 9pm
Ontario Federation of Labour, 15 Gervais Drive, Toronto

YORK REGION Session: Thursday evenings, February 25 – May 5 | 6pm – 9pm
CUPE 905 HALL, 165 Pony Drive, Newmarket

The Labour Community Advocate Training provides you with:

  • good listening, confidentiality and communication skills
  • how to gather information and referral skills
  • to help members beyond what the collective agreement provides
  • links workers facing workplace, personl or family challenges with appropriate resources in the community 

Topics covered include:

  • Unions and communities working together
  • your community service
  • principles of communication
  • interview and referral
  • stress: cause and impact
  • addictions and dependency
  • understanding violence
  • family law
  • tenant issues
  • labour community advocates and equity
  • linking labour and community


If you are interested in attending please contact us by February 12, indicate which location you are interested in, and include a short statement on your interest and involvement in the Union.