Atlantic Region Labour Education Centre
Organization profile published 1981
Publisher: c/o Extension Dept., St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Year Published: 1981
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2306
The Atlantic Region Labour Education Centre (ARLEC) was established in 1972 in cooperation with the Federations of Labour in Atlantic Canada, the Canadian Labour Congress and the Federal Department of Labour.
Abstract: The Atlantic Region Labour Education Centre (ARLEC) was established in 1972 in cooperation with the Federations of Labour in Atlantic Canada, the Canadian Labour Congress and the Federal Department of Labour. This Centre, sponsored by the St. Francis Xavier Extension Department, coordinates a series of schools designated to help labour leaders (or potential labour leaders) become aware of social concerns and provide them with opportunities for personal development and leadership skills development.
In 1980, 118 labour leaders from the four Atlantic provinces attended either a first or second level school in Antigonish, N.S. An additional 25 candidates attended a second level French-speaking school. The Centre maintains a liaison with course graduates.
The Extension Department also sponsors a "Labour Correspondence Course Study Group" (Sydney, N.S.) and a "Labour Study Group" (New Glasgow, N.S.) for union members in various areas of Nova Scotia. Extension Staff also attend Federation of Labour meetings, work with local unions and respond to various labour concerns.