Education Fund

Looking to learn? Members who work for Education and Training Trust Fund (ETTF) Employers are eligible for scholarships & bursaries to pursue their education. 

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Education & Training Trust Fund (ETTF)

ETTF = Education & Training Trust Fund

The UFCW 832 Training Centre is funded entirely by employers, not members, and their contributions are included in contract negotiations. The ETTF funds all aspects of UFCW 832’s Training Centre, including its two locations and all courses with the exception of adult high school in Winnipeg.

Our Training Centre has perks for members and their employers who contribute to the ETTF.

Employers who contribute to the ETTF

  • A.E. McKenzie Co. 
  • Agropur Cooperative
  • Aramark – CFB 17th Wing
  • Aramark Refreshments
  • Aspire Bakeries (formerly Aryzta Ltd.)
  • Association for Community Living (Virden Branch)
  • Brandon Community Options
  • Brewers’ Distributor Ltd.
  • Bunge Canada
  • Bimbo – Canada Bread Company Ltd.
  • CMS (Canadian Mobility Services) – former Safeway Gas Bars
  • Coca-Cola Canada Refreshments – Brandon
  • Coca-Cola Canada Bottling  – Winnipeg
  • Compass Group Canada Ltd.
  • EPIC de St. Malo Inc./SMILE of St. Malo Inc. (Day Program, Residential Services)
  • ESIT Canada Enterprise Services Co. (formerly HP)
  • Exceldor Cooperative (Poultry & Hatchery)
  • Fort La Bosse School Division (Admin assistants, Bus drivers, Custodial, Education Assistants, maintenance)
  • Freezerco Inc. (Hylife Foods)
  • Garda Canada Security Corporation
  • Gate Gourmet Canada Inc.
  • HyLife Foods
  • Ikwe-Widdjiitiwin
  • Impact Security Group Inc.
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2034
  • Krown Produce
  • Life’s Journey
  • Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Inc. – Winnipeg
  • Maple Leaf Meats – Paquin Road – Winnipeg
  • Maple Leaf Foods Inc. – Brandon
  • McCain Foods Canada
  • Northern Meats
  • NPF CFB Shilo
  • Prairie Chef Gourmet
  • Red River Cooperative Ltd. 
  • Red River Co-op Loretta
  • RW Packaging Ltd.
  • Safeway
  • Shoppers Drug Mart – Regent
  • Sobeys Extra – Pembina
  • Souris Valley Foods
  • SRG Security Resource Group Inc.
  • Superstore (owned by Loblaw)
  • Syn-tex
  • Sysco Winnipeg – Warehouse, Inventory
  • The Fairmont Winnipeg
  • Unicity Taxi Ltd.
  • VersaCold Dawson
  • VersaCold Distribution Services Ltd.
  • Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada
  • Western Glove Works Ltd.
  • Winnipeg School Division #1

ETTF Advantages for Members

There are several advantages to working for an employer who supports the ETTF.

Members (and their families) get:

  • Better pricing on courses such as CPR and First Aid training, English as an additional language and security guard training as required by the provincial licensing body.
  • Eligibility for exclusive scholarships! We award more than $44,500 annually.
  • Access to a once-in-lifetime bursary, up to $450, towards education related to their employment.

ETTF Advantages for Employers

Employers who contribute to the ETTF can:

  • Participate in our annual Job Fair and connect with our members, our adult high school students and their families.
  • Take Union 101 for Employers – this 1-hour course explains the role of the union, the shop steward and how we work with employers to the benefit of both employers and members
  • Access CPR training for their staff (including management) once per year.
  • Rent spaces in our Winnipeg and Brandon Training Centres, including our computer classroom, for free.
  • Receive customized training to address issues in their workplace.
UFCW 832 Brandon Job Fair, April 2023