CAW Family Education Program

January 13, 2010, 11:00 AM EST

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Some consider it the best kept secret in the CAW - the Family Education Program.

It's like taking a family holiday with your union at the CAW's beautiful Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario on the shores of Lake Huron. The CAW provides, free of charge, food and lodging to each participant (and family) during their stay at the Education Centre.

You can stay two weeks or one week in the summer in an environment as comfortable as your own home.

You will meet people from all across Canada and will get to discuss current economic and social issues from a worker's viewpoint as well as learn more about your union. Guest speakers will raise topics that touch the lives of workers every day including our changing society, globalization, our health care system, human rights and equality issues, to name a few.

To top it all off at the end of the day you can enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.

While you're in the program qualified childcare staff care for and entertain your children.

There are three sessions this year:

- Saturday, July 10 to Saturday, July 17 - a new one-week program;

- Sunday, July 18 to Friday, July 30;

- Sunday, August 1 to Friday, August 13.

You are eligible to apply for the Family Education Program if you are a CAW member in good standing. (You do not require PEL in your contract).

For more information visit for application forms and information packages. Applications should be returned by mail to Michelle Barrett, Education Department, CAW-Canada, 205 Placer Court, Toronto, Ontario, M2H 3H9 or by fax at 416-495-6554, before Friday, March 19, 2010.

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