2019 VDLC Education Program

Spring Session - Registration Open - 2019 Online Registration

Fall Session - Registration opens October 1

Registration can be paid with cash, cheque, payable to the VDLC, etransfer, or credit card

  • 1 Day Courses – $ 70 (members of affiliated unions) / $90 (other)
  • 2 Day Courses – $100 (members of affiliated unions) / $120 (other)
  • 3 Day Courses – $150 (members of affiliated unions) / $180 (other)
  • 4 Day Courses - $225 (members of affiliated unions) / $250 (other)

Fees include course materials, lunch, and refreshments.


2019 Labour Law Program

(Program link above includes full course descriptions)

Course List - At-a-Glance

Spring Session

  • Human Rights Boot Camp
    • May 13, 14, 15, & 16
    • Advanced
    • Conni Kilfoil
  • Organizing for Power in the Workplace
    • May 22
    • All levels
    • Instructor: Laurel Albina
  • Investigations and Interrogations: Representing Members in Employer Interviews
    • May 23 & 24
    • All levels
    • Instructor Craig Bavis
  • Duty to Accommodate Boot Camp
    • May 27, 28, & 29
    • All levels
    • Instructor: Conni Kilfoil
  • Employer Policies and Labour Law
    • May 30
    • All levels
    • Instructor: Jennifer Arnold
  • Bullying & Harassment
    • May 31
    • All levels
    • Instructor: Conni Kilfoil
  • Effective Grievances
    • June 1
    • Introductory
    • Instructor: Jennifer Arnold

Fall Session

  • Unions and the Indigenous Truth & Reconciliation Process
    • October 23 & 24
    • All levels
    • Instructor: Conni Kilfoil
  • Promotions: How to Bargain Language and Win Non-Selection Grievances
    • October 28
    • All levels
    • Instructor: Susanna Quail
  • Charter Rights in the Workplace
    • November 16
    • All levels
    • Instructors: Leo McGrady & Craig Bavis
  • BC Labour Code
    • November 18
    • All levels
    • Instructor: Jonathan Hanvelt & Jennifer Glougi
  • Canada Labour Code Part 2
    • November 19
    • All levels
    • Instructor: Tamara Ramuscovic
  • Advocacy: How to make your case effectively
    • November 20 & 21
    • All levels
    • Instructor: Leo McGrady
  • Current Issues in Benefit Law
    • November 22
    • All levels
    • Instructor: Susan Philpot & Clio Godkewitch
  • WCB Intro
    • November 25
    • Introductory
    • Instructor: Sarah O’Leary & Niki Schnurr
  • WCB Advanced
    • November 26
    • Intermediate / Advanced
    • Instructor: Janet Patterson
  • Accommodating Alcohol & Drug Addictions and Medical Marijuana at Work
    • November 27
    • All levels
    • Instructor: Conni Kilfoil
  • Privacy Rights
    • November 28
    • All levels
    • Instructor: Jamie Baugh
  • Union Community Advocacy
    • November 29
    • All levels
    • Instructor: Neal Adolph

All courses are held at the Maritime Labour Centre, 111 Victoria Drive