EVENTS Weekly Update – January 27, 2020

It’s been a busy January for us here at the AFL and in the labour movement as a whole. Setting up the ground work this month for success throughout this new year is extraordinary work and we wouldn’t be able to do it without you. So, I personally thank you for tuning in and distributing the information you receive to your networks. It’s an uphill battle, but there is no one we’d rather be in the trenches with than you. So, Thank you!!

Unifor is looking for volunteers to join them at their information pickets, dates and times in both Edmonton and Red Deer are posted below. Click here for background information.

One week left to go for our Annual Labour Sock Drive! So far we have collected over 750 pairs, lets get to a thousand! Deadline is this Friday, January 31, 2020. Please drop off any new, any size socks at our AFL Office in Edmonton or connect with our office about pick-up arrangements.

The CDLC is hosting a Letter Writing Night tomorrow and is encouraging you to come and participate in a fun evening writing personal letters to our leaders. Paper, postage and food is supplied, what more could you want!

The SFL is hosting its Annual Prairie School for Women from June 7 – 11, 2020. So don’t forget to pass around the brochure and save the date for this unique school. Deadline to register for the early bird discount is April 24th, 2020.

Just a reminder to check the job opportunity below. Please feel free to share with 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,




UNIFOR – CO-OP Gas Boycott and Secondary Info Pickets – Edmonton & Calgary

Edmonton Schedule & Contact: James

January 27th: 13207 St. Albert Trail, Edmonton from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

January 28th: 12705 82 Street, Edmonton from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

January 29th: 1712 34 Ave, Edmonton from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

January 30th: 12705 82 Street, Edmonton from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

January 31st: 13207 St. Albert Trail, Edmonton from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Red Deer Schedule & Contact: Hannah

January 28th – 31st: 69 Dunlop Street, Red Deer from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. everyday

AUPE – Bill 9 Info Pickets – Next: Wednesday, January 29, in Calgary.

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

AFL – Labour Sock Drive

CDLC – Letter Writing – January 28, 2020

The Calgary and District Labour Council invites you to come out to their last free Letter Writing evening from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the CDLC Office at #321, 3132 – 26 Street NE, Calgary on Tuesday, January 28th. Please see the Poster below for more details.

United Way – Labour Community Advocate Training Program – Level 1 & 2 – 2020

The United Way of the Alberta Capital Region has two upcoming training programs, please click on the links for more information and to register.

Labour Community Advocate Training Program – Level 1 runs from January 22 to March 4, 2020

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

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