Union education is available to all union members, but priority is given to those who have volunteered to help the Local by becoming a shop steward or being elected as an executive member. The local covers all the costs of the education – registration, accommodation, travel, and union “book-off” time.

Week long courses are typically held in:

  • mid-January to mid-February at Harrison Hot Springs – the Canadian Labour Congress Pacific Region Winter School
  • May-June in Kamloops – the CUPE BC Spring Weeklong School
  • October-November in Nanaimo – the CUPE BC Fall Weeklong School

The BCFed Health and Safety Centre runs health and safety-related courses throughout the year. You can see what’s available on the course calendar.

Other courses are held throughout the year. Please see the listing on the right for more details. If you want to attend a course please contact either Tom Benjamin or Shirley Lyons, the members of the Education Committee.

Pacific Region Winter School, January 14 to February 16, 2018, Harrison Hot Springs Resort

Registration for the Pacific Region Winter School at Harrison Hotsprings is now open. If you are interested in taking a week-long course please review the offerings. Complete details are in the brochure. Each is a five-day course, opening assembly is on Sunday evening, courses finish at noon on Friday, meals are provided.

Martine King, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
Alan Paladini, CRD Housing Corporation CRD Steward
Janice Webster, CRD Housing Corporation CRD Steward
Russ Donnison, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Hartland Landfill CRD Steward
Coral Lee Henderson, CRD Bylaw and Animal Care Services CRD Steward
Ian Elliott, CRD Protective Services CRD Steward
Clay Cullen, CRD Integrated Water Services CRD Steward
Tambra Cartmell, CRD 911 Services CRD Steward
Brendon Parker, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
Bruce Lesperance, CRD Technology & Initiatives, Facility Maintenance CRD Steward
Joe Kolic, CRD Integrated Water Services, Macaulay Point CRD Steward
Adam Hliva, CRD Integrated Water Services, Saanich Peninsula Wastewater Treatment Plant CRD Steward
Blair Barrett, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks CRD Steward
John Butts, CRD Integrated Water Services, Macaulay Point CRD Steward
Courtney MacMurchy, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
Yvonne Blair, Greater Victoria Housing Society GVHS Steward
WSPR Steward
VIHA Steward
VIHA Steward
Trustee
Trustee
Tom Benjamin, CRD Technology & Initiatives, Information Technology & GIS Vice-President
Rick Illi, CRD Planning & Protective Services, Bylaw and Animal Care President
Kathy Marshall, CRD Finance, Payroll
VACANT VIHA Coordinator
John MacPhee, CRD Housing Corporation
James Kroening, CRD Integrated Water Services, Saanich Peninsula Wastewater Treatment Plant
Ian Elliott, CRD Protective Services CRD Coordinator
Anke Bergner, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Environmental Resource Management CRD Coordinator
Maryanna Kenney, CRD Parks & Environmental Services CRD Coordinator
Jody Watson, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Environmental Protection CRD Chair
Stephen Taylor Chair GVHS
Lindsay Fumalle VIHA Chair
Shawn Davies, West Shore Parks & Recreation WSPR Chair
Henry Lee, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Environmental Protection Treasurer
Shirley Lyons, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Environmental Protection Secretary
Trustee