Young-Workers Internship Program (YIP)
Since its onset in 2000, YIP has become one of the premier training and education programs offered at the national level. The program caters to young members who want to become more involved within their union and are interested in Labour History, Organizing, Globalization, and more.
YIP provides a way to connect with young members on topics that are relevant to them and the labour movement as a whole. Course discussions throughout the program help foster a better understanding of unions, the economy, globalization, organizing and human rights. YIP also focuses on how young members can make a difference in their Local Union and beyond.
Throughout Summer 2021, UFCW Canada will be holding three one-day virtual Young-Workers Internship Program (YIP) sessions.
Western Canada & Prairies (B.C., Alberta, Sasktchewan & Manitoba) - July 13
Ontario & Atlantic Canada (Ontario, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island) - August 10
Quebec (SAJ) - August 10
Here's what past participants had to say about their experience with the Young-Workers Internship Program (YIP):
Cole Eisen, Class of 2015
Rechev Brown, Class of 2016
Adriana Georgakopoulos, Class of 2015
Richard Roach, Class of 2017