2010 Family Education Program Application Deadline - Feb 23, 2010 - NOON
2010 CAW Family Education Program
For over 40 years, the CAW has offered a two-week family education program for members and their families. If selected by the local/national union to attend, the member agrees to give up his/her vacation time and the national union covers all costs of the program including travel and accommodation.
The program takes place in the summer at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario. Discussions in class generally run from 9:00am to 4:00 pm with Wednesday afternoons and the mid-session weekend set aside for family fun. Evenings are free to enjoy an array of recreation activities. The Centre is equipped with a number of recreational facilities including baseball diamonds, soccer fields, horseshoe pits, tennis courts, volleyball court, an indoor gymnasium and a sandy beach.
Pre-teens participate in recreational programs run by fully-trained child care workers and counsellors with activities ranging from arts and crafts to games and sports.
Teenagers participate in a specially designed program geared to the concerns and issues of their age group, in an informal and relaxed setting.
Adults, both members and their partners, combine learning and recreational activities and come away from the program with a better understanding of how to integrate trade unionism and social activism in the life of the family and community. Through small group discussions, case studies, video presentations, guest speakers, role plays, art, music and other activities, participants draw from their own experiences and learn from each other about environmental, workplace, political, human rights, and social issues affecting all of us, our families, and working people around the world.
Every CAW member and all immediate family members up to 18 years of age, are eligible to attend the family education program. Applications can be picked up at the Union Hall.
Registration deadline is 12:00 pm (noon) February 23, 2010