EVENTS Weekly Update – February 06, 2020


Save the Date! Our annual AFL Open House will be on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at our office in Edmonton. Everyone is welcome, RSVP’s are appreciated.

The CDLC is hosting two Letter Writing events this month. Mark your calendar for February 11th & 25th! Come and participate in a fun evening writing personal letters to our leaders. Paper, postage and food is supplied, all they need is you!

Don’t miss the job opportunities posted below, spread the word to your networks.

As always, we would love to know what you are up to and we are happy to promote your events. If you have items for the update (upcoming events/ conferences/ seminars/ educationals) feel free to send them to me, with AFL UPDATE in the subject line, at

In Solidarity,




Pharmacare – Federal Minister of Health Letter Writing Campaign – 2020

On behalf of the Alberta Pharmacare Working Group, and the Edmonton Area Council of the Congress of Union Retirees of Canada (CURC) ask that you take up the Pharmacare fight by writing a letter or using signing their sample letter to the Federal Minister of Health, Patty Hajdu, MP.

Judy Lederer, President, Edmonton Area Council, CURC is collecting the signed letters from the AFL Office and mailing them out. Please click here for the letter, and here for the instructions.

Voice of Albertans with Disabilities (VAD) – Disability Awareness Program – Available Now

VAD is now offering a Disability Awareness Program perfect for staff and clients. VAD believes these presentations are valuable for people of all ages and professions. Please review the poster below and contact Michelle Bissell, Education Coordinator if you are interested.

CDLC – Letter Writing – February 11 & 25, 2020

The Calgary and District Labour Council invites you to come out to their free Letter Writing evenings from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the CDLC Office at #321, 3132 – 26 Street NE, Calgary on Tuesday, February 11 & 25, 2020. Please see the Poster below for more details.

AUPE – Bill 9 Info Pickets

The Bill 9 Info-Pickets are still going strong, if you were hoping to join one please click here for more information.

AFL – Open House – March 3, 2020

United Way – Labour Community Advocate Training Program – Level 2 – March-April 2020

The United Way of the Alberta Capital Region has an upcoming training program, please click on the link for more information and to register.

Labour Community Advocate Training Program – Level 2 runs from March 11 to April 29, 2020

United Way – Labour Appreciation Night 2020 – April 18, 2020

You are invited to honour the recipient of the Jim Shewchuk Award on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the Santa Maria Goretti Centre (11050 – 90 Street) in Edmonton. Please click here to purchase your ticket! Please click here for the Jim Shewchuk Award Nomination Form.

SFL – Prairie School for Union Women (PSUW) – June 7 – 11, 2020

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. The school provides on-site child care and is committed to child-friendly attitudes.

Whether you are a woman who is a long time activist or just starting to get involved in your union, this school is open to you. Enrollment is limited to 150. Participants will be registered on a first-come first-served basis. Your registration fee must accompany your registration form in order to qualify.

Click here for the 2020 PSUW Brochure.

Job and Volunteer Opportunities

United Way, Alberta Capital Region – Coordinator, Labour Programs

Position(s): Coordinator, Labour Programs

Location: Edmonton and surrounding area

Deadline to Apply: Open until they find the right candidate

For more information, follow this here.

Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS) – Research, Evaluation and Member Support Co-ordinator

Position(s): Research, Evaluation and Member Support Co-ordinator

Location: Edmonton, with some travel throughout the province.

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled

For more information, follow this here.


Alberta Federation of Labour