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.

Given the current situation, UFCW Canada will not be holding any YIP events for the remainder of 2020.

Please stay tuned for additional updates as we continue to monitor and follow the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Government of Canada. In the meantime, continue to browse our website to access resources on COVID-19, and to learn about how our union continues to support our members. Stay safe!

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