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:

Chairperson:
Colleen Denniss

Recording Secretary:
Carmela Verwimp, Direct Care Worker - Variety Place - 306-867-4115

Committee Members:
Mandy Doering, Office Adminstrative Assistant - Population & Public health - 306-291-8149 
Jacqueline Dovell
Jessica Eastveld, Support Worker 306-262-0898
Charlene Redekopp, Head Cook - Rosthern Hospital - 306-222-2571

Top Officer:
Janice Platzke, – 306.773.2536 ext. 8732

Staff Representative:
Catherine Gendron, - 306-652-1011 ext. 2236

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.

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. 

Here are some of our happy 2020 winners - congratulations and good luck furthering your studies!

Carrie EbnerAkashdeep SidhuChristopher ReifferscheidEmily MedernachGian MajorenosJohn LazaroKim DalyMeshell SinghKira StillwellPatricia MclellanShelby ZammitTimothy LetkemanWinnie CrisostomoHussain AwanMatthew KrahnKayla Kwan

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]

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.

 

Experiencing Prairie School for Union Women

This letter was written by SEIU-West member, Lyse. She was one of the lucky members to be selected as a delegate to the 2019 Prairie School for Union Women - you can read about her wonderful experiences below: 

Prairie School for Union Women (PSUW) is something all women should have the privilege to attend. A strong objective of the school is gaining knowledge in many different areas, it is also a place where women support and raise each other up in a safe environment.

My experience started when I picked up a union sister in Regina. It was refreshing to connect with someone who was not only involved in her union, she was also very positive. Our journey continued to Saskatoon where we met the PSUW bus that would be taking us the school in Waskesiu Lake, located in beautiful Prince Albert National Park.

After checking in and meeting my roommate for the next four nights, we made our way to the community for dinner and the official opening of this year’s school. I was amazed to see many enthusiastic women of all ages and backgrounds.

The following three and a half days, I participated in the session “Women Speaking Up”. As someone who lacks confidence to share her ideas and speak up, this session was a great fit and allowed me to get out of my comfort zone and take part and something that I would normally avoid, Public Speaking.

At the end of each day I was able to connect with many of the participants along with participating in all that the location had to offer. From an interactive talk about bison, to a pontoon tour of some lakes and even the viewing of a yet to be released movie about the strike in Winnipeg that occurred 100 years ago.  There was always something valuable to do.

The closing banquet was held on the last evening. It was great to see all the women participating and cheering each other on. It was a very emotional and an empowering evening. Besides my experience with Girl Guides, I have never seen an environment where women support each other at that level.

I thank SEIU-West for this opportunity. From the great arrival package provided to the great women I was able to meet from our union, I am truly appreciative. Moving forward I can’t wait to see the opportunities in learning, networking and supporting what SEIU-West has to offer.

Your Union Sister,

Lyse

Be sure to look out for 2020 Prairie School for Women opportunities! 

MLT Fall Conference - Apply Now!

The SSMLT Fall Conference is being held at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina beginning September 26, 2019. The Education Committee is pleased to sponsor up to two (2) delegates to attend. We will cover registration costs, lost wages, travel costs, hotel costs and meal expenses for those members who are selected to attend.  

If you are an SEIU-West member working in a MLT 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 August 6, 2019 in order to allow us to complete the selection and registration processes.  If you have already completed the online registration to this conference and are selected, we will request a copy of your registration receipt and reimburse you.

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

Once delegates are selected we will complete an online registration and may request your assistance with this.

Delegates attending this conference must be dues paying members 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.

SACLXT Fall Conference - Apply Now!

 The SACLXT Fall Conference is being held at the Saskatoon Inn in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan October 18, 19, 2019. Please visit http://saclxt.ca to find added information and details on the conference. The Education Committee is pleased to sponsor up to two (2) delegates to attend. We will cover registration costs, lost wages, travel costs, hotel costs and meal expenses for those members who are selected to attend.  

If you are an SEIU-West member working in a CLXT 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 August 6, 2019 in order to allow us to complete the selection and registration processes.  If you choose to complete the online registration to this conference and are later selected we will request a copy of your registration receipt for reimbursement.

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

Once delegates are selected we will complete an online registration on your behalf.  We may require your assistance to do so.

Delegates attending this conference must be a dues paying member 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.

Join a 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 form should they wish to serve or remain on committees.

 

Apply Now: Prairie School for Union Women

Prairie School for Union Women (PSUW) is being held in Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan from June 9-13, 2019.  The Education Committee will be sponsoring up to six (6) delegates to attend. 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 and completed PSUW Registration form must be received in our office on or before, April 15, 2019 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 forms to:

Colleen Denniss & Brenda Coben, Chairs, Education Committee 

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

Fax:  306-652-1392

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.