About the Joint Learning Program

The Joint Learning Program (JLP) was created in 2001 as a partnership between the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. This marked the first time in Canada that a bargaining agent and the employer agreed through contract negotiations to deliver joint learning activities. Today, the JLP’s funding and mandate are enshrined in the collective agreements.

The JLP has two main objectives.

  1.     Improve labour relations
  2.     Deepen understanding of both union and employer roles and responsibilities in the workplace

All union members and management in the core public administration are eligible to participate in the JLP as organizers, facilitators and participants.