VDLC education programs are open, accessible, and affordable. From labour law and progressive economics to public speaking and social policy, we offer training, seminars, and workshops on a range of topics that are timely and important to trade unionists and social justice activists.
We limit our class sizes to maximize learning, and ensure that every participant is encouraged to participate and make the most of their experience.
Union membership is not required. Many unions will reimburse student costs, and some financial scholarships are available.
Registration can be paid with cash, cheque (payable to the VDLC), e-transfer, or with a credit card (contact VDLC).
Anita Yan Memorial Labour Law Series
Our Anita Yan Memorial Labour Law Education program is taught by lawyers and advocates who work exclusively for unions and workers. Other education sessions are presented by activists and educators who are experts in their field. These programs complement other education offered through unions, the Canadian Labour Congress (Harrison Winter School) or other training.
Named in recognition of an inspiring union organizer who died too young, this program provides top quality reviews of current labour law and tips for success when working in a legal framework.
Registration for the Winter/Spring 2021 Program opens December 15, 2020 at 9:00am
Course Information and Registration
Job Steward Level 1 - Saturday January 16 --- SOLD OUT!
Job Steward Level 2 - Saturday January 30 --- SOLD OUT!
Bullying and Harassment - Friday February 26 --- SOLD OUT!
WCB Level 1 - Tuesday March 9 --- SOLD OUT!
WCB Level 2 - Wednesday March 10 --- CLASS COMPLETED
Parliamentary Procedure and Effective Meetings - Thursday March 18 --- CLASS COMPLETED
Bargaining Basics During COVID - Wednesday April 7 --- CLASS COMPLETED
WCB Appeals - Friday April 30 --- CLASS COMPLETED
Effective Note Taking - Wednesday May 5 --- SOLD OUT!
Canada Labour Code Part 1 - Monday May 10 --- Seats still available!
Benefit Plans and COVID-19 - Tuesday May 11 --- CANCELLED
Effective Note Taking - Saturday May 15 --- SOLD OUT!
Canada Labour Code Part 2 - Monday May 17 --- Seats still available!
Privacy Rights in the Workplace - Thursday May 20 --- Seats still available!
Charter Rights in the Workplace - Wednesday June 2 --- Seats still available!