February 8, 2010
CAW Family Education Program

Want a summer vacation with your family where your accommodation, travel costs and meals are paid for?  Would you like a week
or two in a resort-like setting where qualified childcare staff provide programs and care for your children?  Would you like to meet
people from all across Canada, learn about the Union and issues facing Canadian families, and enjoy one of the most beautiful
sunsets in the world?  If the answer is YES then don't waste anytime applying for the Family Education Program.

For over 40 years, the CAW has offered a two-week residence family education program to members and their families.  But starting
in 2010, there will be a one-week offering of this amazing program.  If selected by the Local and National Union to attend, the
member agrees to give up his/her vacation time and the National Union covers all costs of the program including travel and

The program takes place in the months of July and August at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario on the shores
of Lake Huron.  

Pre-teens participate in recreational programs run by fully-trained child care workers and counsellors.

Teenagers participate in their own specially-designed program which recognizes their unique interests but also incorporates the
issues of social unionism in their curriculum.

Adults, both members and their spouse/partner, combine learning and recreational activities and come away from the program with
a better understanding of how to integrate trade unionism and social activism in the life of the family and community.

Every CAW member and all immediate family members up to 18 years of age are eligible to attend the family program.

Family Education Program Schedule for 2010

  • Session 1:  Saturday, July 10 to Saturday, July 17 - NEW 1-week program  
  • Session 2:  Sunday, July 18 to Friday, July 30  
  • Session 3:  Sunday, August 1 to Friday, August 13

Click here for a copy of the 2010 call letter and an application form [PDF]