UPDATED AUGUST 17, 2021
IBEW First District is excited to announce our next webinar titled, “IBEW Votes 2021”. To prepare for the upcoming federal election on September 20th, join this webinar to learn how the Canadian political system works and how you as an IBEW member and Canadian citizen can be engaged in the process. We will cover key election topics and political party policies along with how to ensure you’re registered to vote.
IBEW Votes 2021
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 6:00 pm PDT Please register here.
To attend the webinars, participants will need to register in advance using the link above. Participants will need to provide their full name and Local Union number when registering. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Please note that this webinar is only open to Canadian IBEW members and retirees.
The following webinar event has already taken place: “Mental Health: A Pandemic Within a Pandemic”. Prior to the pandemic, mental health affected 1 in 5 Canadians. This has since increased to 1 in 4 Canadians. Are you curious as to the effects the COVID-19 pandemic is having on Canadians? Join us as we discuss some of the effects and helpful strategies to assist our members and coworkers. Additionally, we’ll look at some of the ways to practice self-care.
Mental Health: A Pandemic Within a Pandemic
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 6:00 pm PDT
Today's Wednesday Webinar is titled “Financial Literacy”.
Canadians need knowledge, tools and advice to make confident financial decisions about their money. During this time, financial health is increasingly more important and top of mind for many. With that in mind, IBEW First District (Canada) is extremely delighted to announce that they will be co-hosting a webinar, facilitated by TD Bank. This webinar will help provide additional insights on key financial topics such as How to Save, Savings & Investment Vehicles, Types of Investments & Asset Classes, and Types of Income from Investments.
Date & Time: Wednesday, July 28, 2021, starting at 6:00 pm PDT. Click here to register.
To attend the webinars, participants will need to register in advance using the links above. Participants will need to provide their full name and Local Union number when registering. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
UPDATED JULY 2, 2021
THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED: IBEW First District is excited to announce their next webinar titled, “Communication for Trades and Technical Workers”.
Be sure to join them for the next Webinar Wednesdays offering to learn more about Communication. This webinar will touch on topics like writing emails, memos, local union funding requests, and blurbs for your local union newsletter. As well, they will explore other modes of communication like speaking at the microphone at your local union meeting. We will also take a look at different communication styles. This webinar is designed for IBEW apprentices, IBEW members, and IBEW leaders; please join this free webinar to sharpen your communication skills!
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, starting at 6:00 pm PDT.
UPDATED MAY 18, 2021
The IBEW First District is please to announce the next webinar titled, “History of the IBEW”.
The IBEW has a long and proud history! Be sure to join the next Webinar Wednesday offering to learn more about why the IBEW was established, how fashion played a pivotal role in our historic first convention, when the IBEW spread internationally, some interesting initiation rituals, and specifically Canadian IBEW history. This webinar is designed for IBEW apprentices, IBEW members, and IBEW leaders; please join us to learn more about your history, their history, our history.
This webinar took place on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.
UPDATED MAY 2, 2021
The next IBEW First District webinar is titled, “Membership Engagement”. This webinar will explore the various avenues for members to get involved in not only their Local Union but the greater labour movement. We’ll look at everything from labour and building trade councils to political action and community organizations. Regardless of your interests, the labour movement has a place for you to get involved.
This webinar has taken place on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
The next IBEW First District webinar is titled "Introduction To Organizing", and includes an overview of the IBEW’s approach to bringing in new members. You’ll also learn how important it is for members to take an interest in organizing, what tools are available and how to help your local union become more successful. This webinar is geared towards those who have little to no knowledge of organizing, however we welcome members at all levels of knowledge to attend.
This webinar has taken place on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
UPDATED FEBRUARY 16, 2021
The next IBEW First District webinar, "IBEW Convention: From Yesterday to Today", will take place on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 starting at 6:00 pm, PST.
UPDATED JANUARY 19, 2021
From Tom Reid, IVP IBEW First District - The next Webinar Wednesday online event will take place on February 10th starting at 6:00 pm PST with "Introduction to the Code of Excellence". The IBEW Code of Excellence (COE) ensures the highest standards of excellence for all our industries. The program is designed to instill a sense of pride and professionalism in our members so that the IBEW is seen as the first choice for the job. Join this webinar to learn more about the history of the Code of Excellence program, a quick overview of the training, and how the COE is implemented.
Watch this webinar, now posted on IBEW Canada's YouTube channel.
UPDATED DECEMBER 15, 2020
From IBEW Canada's NextGen e-news - Thank you to all who participated in our latest webinar, "Introduction to Stewardship" held November 18th and December 2nd. Webinar Wednesdays will take a brief break over the holidays and will return in 2021 with all new webinars. In the meantime we will be rolling out recordings from previous webinars on the IBEW Canada YouTube page. Looking forward to seeing everyone again next year!
UPDATED NOVEMBER 9, 2020
The next IBEW First District Webinar Wednesday online event will take place on December 2nd starting at 6:00 pm PST with "Introduction to Stewardship".
Having a Union Steward is one of the important benefits you gain from belonging to a Union. Their role is multifaceted and supports many of the Union's activities. Take some time to learn a quick overview of a Union Steward, from their origins in the 1898 engineering industry to modern day. We will look into how they are appointed as well as their roles and responsibilities.
Please note that this course is on "Introduction to Stewardship" and does not replace IBEW Stewards training.
UPDATED OCTOBER 16, 2020
The next IBEW First District Webinar Wednesday online event will take place on November 4th starting at 6:00 pm PDT with "Common Sense Economics Part 2".
This popular economics webinar was initially billed as a one event, but due to participant interest and engagement we’re going to delve deeper into the material in a continuation of the subject matter and expand on the themes and topics previously discussed. Pre-registration required.
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 21, 2020
THIS MEETING HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE. Webinar Wednesday returns on October 7th @ 6pm Pacific Time with "Common Sense Economics". We'll examine the current state of the economy from a worker’s perspective and how to connect economic issues to the goals of the IBEW and the labour movement.
POSTED AUGUST 4, 2020
The IBEW First District is hosting an online webinar series about Canadian Labour History, starting on Wednesday, August 5 with Part 1, starting at 6:00 pm PDT. This topic covers labour history up to the end of World War II.
View recording of this webinar here.
Canadian Labour History Part 2 will cover the time period from the end of WW II to present day and this webinar will take place on Wednesday, September 9 starting at 6 pm PDT.
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
PLEASE REGISTER TODAY IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING:
Wednesday, August 5 webinar: THIS SEMINAR IS NOW COMPLETE
Wednesday, September 9 webinar: THIS SEMINAR IS NOW COMPLETE