CLC Ontario Women's School 2023

CLC Ontario Women’s School 2023

09 juillet 2023 à 15:00 -
14 juillet 2023 à 15:00
Hamilton, Ontario

Ontario’s unions help lift everyone up, whether it’s improving workplaces, fighting for political gains, or advocating for social justice – unions and our members make all the difference. This year we are thrilled to be bringing back the highly sought after Canadian Labour Congress Ontario Summer School and Women’s School!

Labour Education builds solidarity and knowledge, and it creates meaningful bonds that last a lifetime. In these exciting weeks of learning, union members will learn valuable skills in order to continue the fights of today’s workplaces, allowing adults of all backgrounds to learn to defend their rights using proven methods. If your union wants to train the next generation of local activists or expand the skills that today’s leaders and activists already have, the CLC Ontario Summer and Women’s Schools 2023 is here to help our labour movement succeed.


Sunday, July 9 to Friday, July 14, 2023

The CLC Ontario Women’s School will be held at McMaster University in Hamilton.

Registration Fees
Includes: accommodation in dorm room, meals, coffee breaks, and class material.

Early Bird Registration Fee – cut-off date May 22, 2023
Single accommodation: $1,800 per student/week
Single accommodation with spouse/partner: $2,175/week
Course and meals only: $900/week
Children (12 years old and under): $350
Children (13-18 years old): $500
Prevention Link Course: $1,800 + $290 additional cost = $2,090

Registration Fee After May 22, 2023 cut- off
Single accommodation: $1850 per student/week
Single accommodation with spouse/partner: $2,225/week
Course and meals only: $950/week
Children (12 years old and under): $350
Children (13-18 years old): $500
Prevention Link Course: $1,800 + $290 additional cost = $2,090

* Please note, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to limited course availability and in consideration of all students, please do not hold spots. Applicants must have the approval of their union before enrolling. Payment for all fees must be made at the time of registration and can be made via credit card or cheque. Cheques should be made payable to: “Canadian Labour Congress – Ont School” and mailed to: Ontario Women’s School Registrar, 2841 Riverside Dr., Ottawa, ON K1V 8X7

To change a registration after it has been submitted please contact the Ontario Region office at , cancellations with a full refund will not provided after June 20, 2023.

  • Accommodations will be booked by the CLC, if you have any questions contact the office at or (416) 441-3710
  • On-site Registration is Sunday, July 9 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • You will not be able to check in to the dorm before you register for the school.
  • We will be following all provincial health requirements at the 2023 CLC School. As provincial requirements do change on short notice, we encourage all affiliates to remain up-to-date. Please note that you may be requested to wear a mask at the school, this will be determined closer to the start of the school.

Courses Offered

Women in Leadership I
This course offers an opportunity to develop and enhance participants’ leadership skills and knowledge in a variety of current and emerging labour issues. A major component of the course will cover communication and motivational skills that are important for women activists. Participants will explore ways of building on their skills and drawing on their experiences as they advance along the path to leadership and consider running for an elected position, or supporting others who run. Whether you’re thinking of leadership within your union, your community, or in politics, this course is for you.

Facing Management Effectively
This course will look at economic, political, and social forces at play between union and management. It will examine the roles and rights of each group and the different types of union/ management relationships and styles. This course will look at the power, bias, and privilege dynamics between union and management, and how to navigate them. This course will focus on problem solving – understanding issues, developing strategies, finding and presenting facts and arguments, finding areas of agreement, building solutions, as well as implementing and maintaining solutions. Participants can expect a lot of participation, interaction, and role-plays along with practical skills and tools for communication, analysis, strategy, and critical thinking.


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