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Register Today for the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum Skilled Trades Workshop

Have your say! contribute to the conversation!

Four workshops for Tackling Youth Unemployment are being organized across the country. Participants will hear a presentation from the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum, tour the college's trades training facilities and take part in group discussions. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost to participate.

George Brown College, Toronto ON - February 28

Nova Scotia Community College, Halifax-Dartmouth, NS - March 2

BCIT, Burnaby, BC - April 7

 If you have any questions, please contact Shawn Watson at 613.235.4004;206 or New Courses Released

A total of 46 new online career boosting courses have been released at As a CUSW member, you are entitled to a 75% reimbursement from the Training Trust Fund, taking the cost of each course to a low $10. Learn more about the Training Trust here.

Visit for a list of courses.

3 New E-Learning Courses Launched to CUSW Members

We’re excited to announce the launch of 3 new courses, open to CUSW members. Members can access the courses using their CUSW sign in.


Workplace HS Rep

Learn all about the role of the Workplace HS Rep in this NEW one-hour on-line course! As we head towards an election year in CUSW, this course is very timely since one of the first elections of the year will be for your Workplace Health and Safety Representative. In this one-hour course, you will learn all about the role of the Workplace HS Rep as well as the skills needed and the duties required.

Sign into AllianceLearning using your regular CUSW user ID and password and look for this new course under the “HS Rep Specific” tab.



Negotiating 101

This 45-minute course is perfect for Members who want to learn more about what is involved in the negotiation process. You will learn about the history of how Collective Agreements and the right of Canadians to bargain collectively with their employers came to be. This is the perfect place to start if you have an interest in participating on your workplace's Negotiating Committee.



Negotiating a Collective Agreement

If you are interested in stepping forward to participate on your workplace's Negotiating Committee, this course is for you! During this 60-minute on-line course you will learn about: negotiating strategies; the components of a Collective Agreement; determining the purpose and scope of an agreement; and an introduction to the terminology used in Collective Agreements.

Please Note: this on-line course is a pre-requisite to the face-to-face training that is provided by the National Negotiating Committee.


How to access

To watch a 6 minute video that will take you through the steps to access Take the LEAD on-line and other learning programs available through the platform, click here.


Greater Durham Region Unit Christmas Party

Please join us on November 19th, 2016 at the Ajax Hilton Garden Inn
for the  CUSW Greater Durham Region Christmas Party


Full course meal (Prime Rib or Chicken)
Live Band
Cash Bar opens at 5:30pm
Tickets $80 person

The party is open to all CUSW members that might be interested.

Contact Janet Crowther at 905-213-9781 for more information and to purchase tickets or if you are interested in selling tickets.

CUSW Members Participate in Bruce Power Aboriginal Employment and Business Forum

This past spring, CUSW members participated in an important event in Owen Sound. The Bruce Power Aboriginal Employment and Business Forum is an annual event where local Aboriginal people can learn about careers in Ontario's electricity sector. As members representing CUSW, Jarrod and Jason were able to discuss our Apprenticeship program and how to apply to become an apprentice with interested attendees. 

For more info on the event, visit this link.

Bruce Unit Donates to the Grey Bruce Hospice Facility Project

Congratulations to the Bruce Unit on raising $4500 for the Grey Bruce Hospice project!

The project began in Spring 2016 and is on it's way to building Chapman House – a community-owned and operated, permanent, free-standing residential hospice. 

Learn more about the project and get information on how you can donate here: Grey Bruce Hospice


CUSW Community Baseball Tournament - Oct. 1st, 2016

Register your Team for the CUSW Cummunity Baseball Tournament in London, ON 

This is an All Ages event, with the winning team donating their prize to the Charity of thier choosing. 

Tournament Details: 

- October 1st, 2016 - 8:00am-5:00pm
- Southwest Optimist Baseball Complex 3970 Meadowbrook Dr, London, ON N6L 1G9


Registration Deadline:

- September 15th, 2016
- Charity of choice declared upon registration

Registration Contacts:

Pauline Carkner
(705) 344 2084

James Van Bynen
(519) 872 2063


CUSW Members Profiled in Ontario Construction Report

Get to know CUSW members, Nadine and Pauline through these excellent profiles in the weekly Ontario Construction Report eLetter.

(Flip to pages 4 and 5 to read the profiles). 

Go to eLetter > 


2016 Golf Tournament Season

See below for Unit by Unit Tournament details as they are scheduled. 


Central Unit

Deer Creek Golf & Country Club
Saturday, August 6th, 2016
11:00AM start, but players should be there at 10:45AM


South West Unit

Charity in aid of The Canadian Diabetes Association
Tamarack Ridge Golf Club
Friday, June 24th, 2016 (RSVP and Payment due June 15th)

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Greater Durham Region Unit

Charity in Aid of Sick Kids Hospital
Newcastle Golf Course: 2429 Golf Rd. Newcastle, ON
Saturday, July 9th, 2016

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CUSW Member Andrew Gresel Set to Start 2016 Season Strong

CUSW is proud to sponsor our fellow member, Andrew Gresel, as he embarks on the 2016 racing season at Delaware Speedway at 2:00pm on Saturday, May 7. For additional event details, visit

Follow the Sauble Falls Racing Team throughout the 2016 season, and stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter.



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