Unifor’s Family Education Centre (FEC) in Port Elgin, Ontario, first opened in June 1957 and was completely rebuilt in October 1988. It was built for and by workers (UAW/CAW/Unifor) as an ‘Education and Retreat Center. Wherever possible, products and materials were Canadian and union made.
Now for more than sixty years workers in our union have been learning about social justice and workers struggles, victories and power. The FEC is a place where Unifor members come together to build lasting friendships, develop our confidence and leadership skills to take action in the workplace, and learn about how we can build stronger unions and more inclusive communities.
The Centre is a year-round facility sitting on a 47 acre site on the unceded territory of the Saugeen First Nation combining the best of a natural woodland setting and state of the art technology. The FEC employs staff from the surrounding communities to keep it operating smoothly. The staff are unionized with 2 unions. The office staff are members of the Canadian Office and Professional Employees (COPE) and all the service staff are members of Unifor Local 2458.