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Building Trades build a stronger Canada.
From coast to coast, members of the Canadian Building Trades Union (CBTU) through their affiliates are active in their community.  Creating vital and viable communities is key.  CBTU members build the infrastructure we need to live, work and play.  Building Trades members contribute to the economic health of their communities by being taxpayers, charity donors, and consumers.  Communities are more vibrant with the volunteer hours many members donate to running local sports clubs as coaches, to charitable work via their house worship, hospital and schools.

Canada is built stronger by their profession.  And by their personal community efforts.

Carpenter returns to where career started to promote trades

Carpenter returns to where career started to promote trades

Tanya Foubert Rocky Mountaineer August 21, 2014 Crystal Bowen got her start in becoming a carpenter while working at the Lake Louise Ski Hill and recently she returned to the valley as a representative of a program meant to promote women entering trade work. While in Banff to meet with various industry stakeholders, Bowen said […]

Joint trades step up for the youth centre

Joint trades step up for the youth centre

by M.MCKINNON on JANUARY 29, 2014 “They did an amazing thing. We’re humbled by what they pulled off,” says Eva Shields, chair of Atikokan Youth Initiative, of the tradespeople working on the AGS biomass conversion who went to bat to raise money for the youth centre. Their donations and fund-raising efforts have so far put over $10,000 into […]

Helmets to Hardhats: How Can You Get Involved?

Helmets to Hardhats: How Can You Get Involved?

Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) Canada is a partnership with the United Brotherhood, other Canadian Building Trades Unions, union employers, and governments across Canada. The UBC recognizes the valuable contribution that members of Canadian Forces have made to our country, as well as the outstanding qualities and experience that they offer. The H2H program is focused […]

Words of Gratitude from Local 130, Calgary

Words of Gratitude from Local 130, Calgary

October 2013 In recent months, we have all witnessed or have been affected by the devastating fury of Mother Nature. In October of 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit the Eastern seaboard extensively and those affected are still dealing with the aftermath. Soon after in May 2013, Oklahoma was not spared the ravages of tornadoes achieving, in […]

Boilermakers Support Jordon Dycke to Reach His Goal

Boilermakers Support Jordon Dycke to Reach His Goal

January 29, 2014 Jordon Dycke, a member of lodge 359, is trying out for the Canadian National Wheelchair Rugby team. Jordon has been playing the sport for six years and the national team has taken notice of his skills on the court. [Click to Enlarge] Jordon Dycke (on the left with the ball) and Stu Wymer […]

Labour Day Picnic Coverage – Saskatchewan Building Trades

Labour Day Picnic Coverage - Saskatchewan Building Trades

A variety of news channels covered the Saskatchewan Building Trades Labour Day Picnic. Take a look at the full video coverage here.

Smooth Operator – A Profile on Union Member Sandy Prise

Smooth Operator - A Profile on Union Member  Sandy Prise

The Gimli Recreation Centre in Gimli, Manitoba is a sprawling complex that sits about a block and a half from the main drag. Walking through the doors in the middle of summer might give the impression that it’s an easy going place, and although icemaker Sandy Prise comes across as a relaxed, soft-spoken man, he […]

Why are Vancouver kids sitting on dirty carpets at their schools?

Why are Vancouver kids sitting on dirty carpets at their schools?

Operating Engineers union launches advertising campaign about kids in Vancouver School Board schools facing dirty carpets, health and environmental concerns. Click here to see a PDF version of the ad. Why are Vancouver kids sitting on dirty carpets at Vancouver School Board schools? That’s the question the union representing building engineers, custodians and maintenance staff in Vancouver […]

Aboriginal Ironworker certificates given out at NSCC

Aboriginal Ironworker certificates given out at NSCC

STELLARTON – Shaun McCabe can’t help but smile as students come forward to receive their graduation certificates. John Brannen Published on October 11, 2013 “This has been a nice bunch and they’ve really applied themselves.” He’s worked with them as their teacher and instructor for the last seven weeks. The 14 grads, from all across […]

Former Patients Reach Undreamed-Of Heights

Former Patients Reach Undreamed-Of Heights

Being born with serious leg problems has not stopped either John Russell or David Connolly from climbing to the top of their respective professions. “I remember the first day I stood up from my wheelchair, I felt 10 feet tall,” said John. “I’ve got an awful lot of gratitude toward the Shriners.” At age 6, […]