JLP Celebrates 5000th workshop

On February 28th, 2018 the Joint Learning Program (JLP) proudly celebrated the delivery of its 5,000th workshop. This achievement represents the participation of over 80,000 public service employees (union and employer) in JLP workshops across Canada.

The JLP’s mandate is to improve workplace relations and to deepen the understanding of the roles of the union and the employer, through the delivery of seven workshop topics.

This important milestone was celebrated in various regions across Canada during the following workshops:

  • Understanding the Collective Agreement (Miramichi, Niagara Falls, Montreal and Ottawa)
  • Mental Health in the Workplace (Ottawa and Laval)
  • Creating a Harassment-Free Workplace (Ottawa)
  • Duty to Accommodate (Winnipeg)

Celebrating with the JLP in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Participants from the Duty to Accommodate workshop celebrate in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Front row: Wendy Peters, Yvette Matousek Wilson, Matthew Elliott, Jennifer Millar - middle row: Lori Hoff, Amber Zubriski, Debby Nelson, Lisa Marcino Woods, Erin McLeod, Shaylene Donnelly, Nicolette Gardos-Gibson, Tim Hubick - back row: Nicole Nowosad, Justin St Hilaire, Gale Mohr, Nicholas Landry, Sonja Gilchrist.

And one more in Laval, Quebec for the Mental Health in the Workplace workshop

Front row: Véronique Therrien, Nadine Raymond, Isabelle Audet, Manon Séguin - middle row: Jean Pineault (Co-facilitator); Tarek Bouzidi, Jessika Chabot-Perri, Sinh Chieu Phu, Danielle Maltais, Sylvie Perreault , Sylvie Ganier, Olimpia Somesan, Madeleine Brunet (and Patrice Brunet, Area Director, 2nd picture) – back row: Debora Cipriani, Manon Surprenant, Marie-Josée Trahan, Marie-Danielle Laurent, Francine Lacelle, Rémy Yonké, Refaat Kouki.

As part of the celebrations, an Open House was hosted at the JLP’s national office in Ottawa. Employees of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) were invited to learn about the 10-year history of this unique program and to celebrate the 5000th workshop milestone. The event was well attended and appreciated by all.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has contributed to the success of the Program. We could not have reached this milestone without JLP facilitators, organizers, participants and active supporters. Let us continue to work together building healthy workplaces!

The National JLP Team

Front row: Nathalie Duquette, Roxanne Lépine, Corrinne Mitchell, Jill St John, Aaron Billesberger - middle row: Roxanne Mathieu, Michael Lechasseur, Karla Backer, Patrick Rosemond, Rachel Besharah - back row: Andrée Damphousse, Anne Roy, Angela Léger, Manon Bouchard, Teresa Morgan, André Paquin, Carol Casey, Stephen Colley, Wanda Thomas, Chantal Sirois, Catherine Gilbert, Andrée Côté.