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.

Members:

Co-chairs:

Charlene Redekopp - Rosthern Hospital (Rosthern) 306.222.2571 

Colleen Denniss - Rosetown & District Health Long Term Care (Rosetown) 306.831.4131 

Communicator: 

Carmela Verwimp - Variety Place (Outlook) 306.867.4115 

Committee Members:

Crystal Paulson - Continuing Care Assistant, Pleasantview Care Home (Wadena) 306.338.8051 

Jessica Eastveld - Elmwood Community Homes (Saskatoon) 306.262.0898 

Marilyn Cada - Sherbrooke Community Centre (Saskatoon) 306.850.3049

Penny Anderson

Lisa Knorr

Top Officer:
Janice Platzke, – 306.773.2536 ext. 8732

Staff Representative:
Dennel Pickering - 306-652-1011 ext. 2241

Work of the Education Committee:

The members of the Education Committee do many things including:

Attend Career Fairs in Saskatchewan;
Administer the Scholarship program for Children of SEIU-West Members and SEIU-West Members;
Inform about available Member Education Programs.

Prairie School for Union Women 2022

SEIU-West Education Committee is pleased to sponsor up to 6 members to attend Prairie School for Union Women from June 13-16, 2022. The Prairie School for Union Women (PSUW) offers trade union women an intensive four days of learning and sharing in a supportive environment. The goals of the school are to develop women’s personal and leadership skills and to build solidarity among women workers. 


PSUW is being offered online as well as in-person this year. For in-person classes, the location is the Delta Bessborough in beautiful downtown Saskatoon, treaty 6 territory.

Your completed Expression of Interest form must be received in our office on or before April 27, 2022 in order to allow us to complete the registration and selection process. In this brochure, you can determine what course interests you most.

We will cover costs of registration, hotels, mileage, meals and wages/per diem.

2021 Scholarship Winners

The SEIU-West Education Committee is pleased to announce that all of the 2021 Scholarship Winners have been awarded and the winners have been notified.

Each year, the quality of the applications makes this selection process difficult. The committee wants to thank everyone who applied in 2021 and encourage all interested and qualified to do so in 2022. If you're interested in applying for the 2022 scholarship, click here for more information and to download the application form.

Here are our happy 2021 winners - congratulations and good luck furthering your studies!

  • Kassandra Mc
  • Melvin C
  • Trishana W
  • Kaitlin B
  • Taylor K
  • Kevin E
  • Nicole L
  • Katelyne R
  • Chelsea B
  • Princess M
  • Hannah R
  • Xoan N
  • Randy M
  • Maricris B
  • Mckenna H
  • Jenicar C-S
  • Lual A L
  • Cheri T
  • Olayemi M
  • Dana H
  • Junia O - child of Michell T
  • Shiela M - both a member and child of Arnolfo and Shirley
  • Ali H - child of Altaf H
  • Shaylyn De J - child of Kelly De J
  • Nimrat G - child of Sarbjit
  • Alhea Q - child of Leah Q
  • Cameron O' - child of Carla O'
  • Jaira D - child of Jen G
  • Madelaine St. Y - child of Guy St. Y
  • Bailey M - child of Abby C

We will add photos as they come in!

 

2021 Bob Desjarlais Memorial Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to our first ever recipient of the Bob Desjarlais Memorial Scholarship!

Leta R, you have truly embodied the spirit of the Scholarship. Your dedication to your fellow SEIU-West coworkers shines through with your work as a member, shop steward, Multicultural Mentorship Committee (MMC) member, and former Provincial Contract Action Team member(ProCAT). Leta can often be found at rallies, dressed in her purple! She brings people together on issues that are important and stands up for workers rights. Solidarity Leta!!!

Read Leta's profile here.

All the best with your studies!

Bob Desjarlais Memorial Scholarship

It is with mixed emotions that we announce our new scholarship, the Bob Desjarlais Memorial Scholarship.  This is a bittersweet moment for all of us.

The scholarship will be an annual $750 prize for SEIU-West members, in addition to the ongoing ten scholarships for members and ten scholarships for children of members.

This scholarship is intended to honor the characteristics that we miss so much about our Staff Rep, Negotiator, and friend, Bob Desjarlais. The successful applicant will be someone who has their co-workers' backs, dedicates their time to fellow union members by being an ally, supports, encourages and defends…in other words, someone who embodies the definition of solidarity.

Applicants must be pursuing an educational program deemed acceptable by the SEIU-West Scholarship Committee.  In order to qualify, please read about who Bob was and then send the SEIU-West Education Committee an email, care of Alicia Zerr, describing how you, or someone you wish to nominate,  supports your/their co-workers to make the workplace and community a better place. Please include the funniest clean joke you know.  Bob was a funny guy. Please also fill out this form.

Alternatively, you can send a fax to our Saskatoon location @ 1-877-221-2212. Deadline to apply is November 15th, 2021.

2020 Scholarship Winners

The SEIU-West Education Committee is pleased to announce that all of the 2020 Scholarship Winners have been awarded and the winners have been notified.

Each year, the quality of the applications makes the\is selection process difficult. The committee wants to thank everyone who applied in 2020 and encourage all interested and qualified to do so in 2021. If you're interested in applying for the 2021 scholarship, click here for more information and to download the application form.

Apply to the SFL Prairie School for Union Women (PSUW)!

The Education Committee will be sponsoring up to six (6) delegates to attend the SFL Prairie School for Union Women in Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan from June 7-11, 2020. We will cover registration costs, lost wages, and meal expenses for those meals not provided at the school. For Saskatoon and area women (or those delegates that will be travelling through Saskatoon) there will be a chartered bus provided. Delegates from other areas of the province will be notified regarding car-pooling arrangements and in those cases, travel expenses will be covered.

Anyone interested in attending this school is asked to:

Your completed Expression of Interest form must be received in our office on or before, April 2, 2020 in order to allow us to complete the registration and selection process.  Unfortunately, if you have attended this school in the last 3 years, your application will not be considered unless there are extra spots due to low entries.

Forward your completed pdf forms to:

Colleen Denniss, Chair, Education Committee

#200 – 747 46th Street W., Saskatoon, SK S7L 6A1

Fax:  306-652-1392

Email: [email protected]

Delegates attending the school will be asked to submit a brief report to the SEIU-West Executive Board through the Education Committee Chairs following the completion of the event.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this regard.

Apply to the CLC/SFL 2020 Spring School!

Apply to attend the 2020 CLC/SFL Spring School being held April 20th – 24th at Temple Gardens in Moose Jaw! The Education Committee will be sponsoring up to 6 delegates to attend. They will cover registration costs, lost wages, travel costs and meal expenses for those who are selected to attend.

Anyone interested in attending this school is asked to complete the SEIU-West Expression of Interest Application form either online or with our paper form.

Your completed Expression of Interest form must be received in our office on or before March 20, 2020 in order to allow us to complete the registration and selection process. In this brochure, you can determine what courses interest you most.

Forward your completed form to:

Colleen Denniss, Chair, Education Committee at #200 – 747 46th Street W, Saskatoon, SK S7L 6A1 or fax: 306-652-1392 or by email at [email protected]west.ca

Once delegates are chosen we will complete an online registration.

Delegates attending the school must submit a brief report to the SEIU-West Executive Board through the Education Committee Chair following the completion of the event. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this regard.

Related Documents:

2019 Scholarship Winners!

The SEIU-West Education Committee is pleased to announce that all of the 2019 Scholarship Winners have been awarded and the winners have been notified.

Each year, the quality of the applications makes the selection process difficult. The committee wants to thank everyone who applied in 2019.

Here are some of our happy winners!

       

 

 

Applications for 2020 will open soon!

SALPN Professional Development Day: Apply to have your Registration Costs Covered!

The SALPN 2019 Professional Development Day is being held at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon on October 23, 2019. Please visit this link to find added information. The Education Committee is pleased to sponsor the registration fees for up to fifteen (15) delegates to attend. We will only cover registration costs, and not lost wages, travel costs, and expenses for those members who are selected. 

If you are an SEIU-West member working in a LPN classification and you are interested in attending this conference we ask you to:

 Your completed Expression of Interest (EOI) form must be received in our office on or before September 25, 2019.

 Please forward your completed EOI form to:

             Colleen Denniss & Brenda Coben, Co-Chairs, Education Committee

            #200 – 747 46th Street W, Saskatoon, SK S7L 6A1

            Fax:  306-652-1392

Those selected must be a dues paying member in good standing and are required to submit a brief report to the SEIU-West Executive Board through the Education Committee Chairs following the completion of the event. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this regard.

 

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