webCampus Certification

Many of our members find the courses at webCampus as a way to develop their professional skills and add to their resume. For this reason, we have designed five certificate programs to assist our members with reaching their potential. There are no costs associated with these UFCW-recognized certificates. Click on the program’s name below to see the description and components of the program.


Human Rights Advocate

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Program Description
This program, offered by UFCW Canada’s webCampus, prepares students to better understand Human Rights laws as they relate to minority and equity-seeking groups. Participants will be introduced to the challenges facing diverse communities such as LGBTQ, Migrant workers and Aboriginal People. They will also learn ways to advocate within government and society for disadvantaged or discriminated peoples.

Program of Study (POS)
This new skills-oriented program has 2 components:

Please note: UFCW recognizes the skills gained through these programs. Some colleges and universities across Canada have a PLAR (prior learning assessment and recognition) program that people may apply for to find out whether a particular college or university will offer equivalencies for these courses.

Please use the checklist provided below, to ensure that you have met all the requirements to apply for the Human Rights Advocate Certificate.

Academic Component

Research Component

  • Final Research Report

This program is evaluated periodically and changes may occur.

It is important to e-mail webCampusadmin@ufcw.ca to indicate that you are interested in taking this certificate program and to ensure that you are notified if changes occur to this program.

If you have any questions please feel free to send us an e-mail at webCampusadmin@ufcw.ca or call toll-free: 1-866-865-0202.

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Labour Activist Certificate

Program Description

This program, offered by UFCW Canada’s webCampus, provides students with the tools needed to better understand the role and rights of being a labour activist. The courses examine the skills required to be an effective steward, and provide information that every member can use to become active in their workplace.

Program of Study (POS)

This program has 2 components:

Please note: UFCW recognizes the skills gained through these programs. Some colleges and universities across Canada have a PLAR (prior learning assessment and recognition) program that people may apply for to find out whether a particular college or university will offer equivalencies for these courses.

Please use the checklist provided below, to ensure that you have met all the requirements to apply for the Labour Activist Certificate.

Academic Component

Complete EIGHT courses from the following selection:

Complete TEN courses from the following selection:

Research Component

  • Final Research Project

This program is evaluated periodically and changes may occur.

It is important to e-mail webCampusadmin@ufcw.ca to indicate that you are interested in taking this certificate program and to ensure that you are notified of any changes that may occur to this program.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send us an e-mail at webCampusadmin@ufcw.ca or call toll-free at 1-866-865-0202.

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Media & Communication Specialist

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Program Description

This program, offered by UFCW Canada’s webCampus, trains students in multimedia, web design and communication skills. With these skills, participants may open doors to various roles in marketing and communication within the union, business and non-profit sectors. Participants may also use these courses as a springboard to further education as freelance communication professionals.

Program of Study (POS)

This new skills-oriented program has 2 components:

Please note: UFCW recognizes the skills gained through these programs. Some colleges and universities across Canada have a PLAR (prior learning assessment and recognition) program that people may apply for to find out whether a particular college or university will offer equivalencies for these courses. 

Please use the checklist provided below, to ensure that you have met all the requirements to apply for the Media & Communication Specialist Certificate.

Academic Component

Choose one of:

Choose one of:

Choose one of:

Research Component:

  • Final Research Report

This program is evaluated periodically and changes may occur.

Important: As of January 1, 2018, the MS Office 2007 courses have been removed from this program. However, these courses will be recognized as part of this certificate program for those participants who successfully finished them prior to December 31, 2017.

It is important to e-mail webCampusadmin@ufcw.ca to indicate that you are interested in taking this certificate program and to ensure that you are notified if changes occur to this program.

If you have any questions please feel free to send us an e-mail at webCampusadmin@ufcw.ca or call toll-free: 1-866-865-0202.

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Occupational Health & Safety Certificate

Program Description

This program, offered by UFCW Canada’s webCampus, provides students with the knowledge and power to ensure their Health and Safety Rights are protected. Educated workers who know these rights would positively influence not only their own, but also their coworkers’ lives for the better.

Program of Study (POS)

This Occupational Health and Safety program has 2 components:

Please note: UFCW recognizes the skills gained through these programs. Some colleges and universities across Canada have a PLAR (prior learning assessment and recognition) program that people may apply for to find out whether a particular college or university will offer equivalencies for these courses.

Please use the checklist provided below, to ensure that you have met all the requirements to apply for the Workplace Rights Occupational Health & Safety Certificate. Keep in mind that a course may appear on more than one list, but it can only be taken once for credit toward the certificate.

Academic Component

Foundation Courses. Complete ALL of the following:

Sector One Foundations. Complete ALL of the following:

Sector Two Foundations. Complete SIX courses from:

Workplace essentials. Complete SIX courses from the following:

Research Component

  • Final Research Project

This program is evaluated periodically and changes may occur.

It is important to e-mail webCampusadmin@ufcw.ca to indicate that you are interested in taking this certificate program and to ensure that you are notified of any changes that may occur to the program.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send us an e-mail at webCampusadmin@ufcw.ca or call toll-free at 1-866-865-0202.

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Retail Sector Specialist

Program Description
This program, offered by UFCW Canada’s webCampus, provides exposure to and involvement with the practical aspects of the retail sector. In addition, students are asked to focus on specific areas within Retail that will provide a more comprehensive understanding of department-specific topics.

Program of Study (POS)
This program has 2 components:

Please note: UFCW recognizes the skills gained through these programs. Some colleges and universities across Canada have a PLAR (prior learning assessment and recognition) program that people may apply for to find out whether a particular college or university will offer equivalencies for these courses.

Please use the checklist provided below, to ensure that you have met all the requirements to apply for the Retail Sector Specialist Certificate.

Academic Component

Complete ALL of the following:

Choose ONE of the following and complete ALL parts:

Specialty Courses. Choose ONE of the following and complete ALL parts

or

Research Component:

  • Final Research Report

This program is evaluated periodically and changes may occur.

It is important to e-mail webCampusadmin@ufcw.ca to indicate that you are interested in taking this certificate program and to ensure that you are notified of any changes that may occur to the program.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send us an e-mail at webCampusadmin@ufcw.ca or call toll-free at 1-866-865-0202.

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