Education Committee

Mission:

To keep our members informed and up-to-date with a view to broadly promote our union and to expand upon education opportunities for members interested in taking on an activist, leadership and/or a representative role. Providing members and members’ families with educational opportunities through scholarship program and setting criteria for selection process.

Vision:

To educate, engage and motivate our members through our education opportunities. This will activate and empower members to be leaders in our union.

Committee Co-Chairs:

Colleen Denniss, CCA – Rosevilla Long-Term Care/Rosetown District health Centre – 306 831 4131
Brenda Coben, CCA – Elrose Health Centre – 306-378-4115

communicator:
Carmela Verwimp,Direct Support Worker – Variety Place – H: 306-867-8640 C: 306-867-4115

Committee Members:
Kevin Fallis, CCA/DA St. Paul’s Hospital wk 306-655-5998 C 716 3660
Cheryl Eremenko, CCA Maple Creek Homecare 306-662-8470
Charlene Redekopp, Head Cook, Rosthern Hospital 306-222-2571
Jacqueline Dovell, LPN, Dube Centre 306-221-8473

Work of the Education Committee:

The members of the Education Committee do many things including:

Update and distribution of New Member Kits
Attend Career Fairs in Saskatchewan
Administer the Scholarship program for Children of SEIU-West Members and SEIU-West Members 
Oversee Member Education Program (2012) – go to the Events Calendar and look for items beginning with the word “Education”

2017 Year in Review!

What’s one word to describe our SEIU-West experiences in 2017? Engaging. While our SEIU-West family faced many new challenges, we also had a lot of fun as more and more members became active in our union. As we approach a new year, let’s revisit some of the highlights and memorable events we shared together in 2017:

December 10 – Human Rights Day

SEIU-West is a member driven union which means our members decide what to do to create a more just workplace and society. Members use the resources of our union to assist in their endeavours and have enjoyed some great accomplishments!

Join an SEIU-West Committee: Deadline Fast Approaching!

SEIU-West Committees keep us at the forefront of the Labour movement in Canada, and provide an excellent opportunity for members to learn from each other. Committee members serve for two years, and we have now approached the end of a two-year term so we are requesting SEIU-West members and all current committee members to submit their Expressions of Interest should they wish to serve or remain on committees.

Join an SEIU-West Committee!

SEIU-West Committees keep us at the forefront of the Labour movement in Canada, and provide an excellent opportunity for members to learn from each other. Committee members serve for two years, and we have now approached the end of a two-year term so we are requesting SEIU-West members and all current committee members to submit their Expressions of Interest should they wish to serve or remain on committees.

Last Chance to Apply: Prairie School for Union Women 2017

Last Chance to apply! Deadline for SEIU-West members expression of interest in attending the SFL Prairie School for Union Women (PSUW)

SEIU-West Scholarship Program

SEIU-West members who are in good standing (dues paying members) and/or their children are eligible to apply. The applicant must be taking a class in a College, University or recognized Tech or Vocational Post Secondary School for the year they are applying in. Read more…

2016 Scholarship Winners

The SEIU-West Education Committee is pleased to announce the 2016 Scholarship winners.   The quality of the applications makes the selection process difficult. The committee wants to thank everyone who applied in 2016.    Below, you can find this year’s …

2017 SFL Spring School

This year’s SFL Spring School is being held at Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan from April 3 to April 7, 2017.

2017 SALPN Education Conference and Annual General Meeting

The Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN) Education Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) are being held at the Delta Regina Hotel on April 25 & 26, 2017. The SEIU-West Nursing Care Committee and Education Committee will each sponsor …

2016 SEIU-West Scholarship – Apply Now!

SEIU-West offers 20 scholarships of up to $750 every year: 10 for members and 10 for children of members. All eligible applicants must be SEIU-West members who are in good standing (dues paying members) and/or their children. Apply today!

SEIU-West @ SALPN!

The Education Committee and Nursing Care Committee provided prizes and took  care of operating costs of staffing at our SEIU-West table at the 2016 SALPN Convention and AGM. The table was well visited by delegates and the gift baskets and …

Apply NOW for the Prairie School for Union Women!

The Education Committee will be sponsoring up to four (4) delegates and the Aboriginal Committee will be sponsoring one (1) additional delegate to attend the Prairie School for Union Women (PSUW) being held in Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan from June 12 – June 16, 2016.

Update: SFL Spring School

SEIU-West will be sponsoring up to seven members – six through the Education Committee and one through the Aboriginal Committee – to attend the SFL Spring School. Unit Chairs have been sent the registration package. Please ensure that your completed forms – expression of …

2015 SEIU-West Scholarship Winners!

The Education Committee always has a difficult time selecting the 20 winners – the submitted essays are all very well-thought-out! This year’s essay topic was ‘how do unions contribute to a fair and just society?’ The SEIU-West Education Committee is honoured to work alongside such passionate and engaged labour activists. Thank you to all who applied and for those of you who did not receive a scholarship, we encourage you to apply again DSC_0041next year!

Don’t miss out! Register for the SFL’s Prairie School for Union Women!

We have an exciting educational opportunity for union women to  get together and learn from each one in a safe, comfortable and fun environment. Participants who have attended the Prairie School for Union Women (PSUW)  in the past have given …

United Way Labour Community Advocate Training Level 1 – REGINA

The Regina united Way is holding Labour Community Advocate training scheduled to begin on March 31, 2015. Please discuss this opportunity with your members to see if anyone is interested in attending. SEIU-West will pay the registration fee for two …

2015 SFL Spring School

The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) Spring School being held in Humboldt, Saskatchewan from April 26 to May 1, 2015.  The Education Committee will be sponsoring up to six (6) delegates and the Aboriginal Committee will be sponsoring one (1) …

2015 SEIU-West Scholarships

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2014 SEIU-West Scholarships Announced!

We have our winners for the 2014 SEIU-West Scholarships!! The SEIU-West Education Committee organizes the scholarships into two categories that are awarded annually. Each year, ten SEIU-West members who are in good standing (meaning dues paying members), are eligible to …

Notice to SEIU-West Scholarship Applicants

Your SEIU-West Education Committee has met and has gone through the selection process to determine the successful Scholarship applicants for 2014. As a matter of process, all applicants will be notified by mail within the next few weeks and the …