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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.

NB government thanks UA Local 325 business agent

NB government thanks UA Local 325 business agent

The New Brunswick government expressed its thanks to UA Local 325’s George Estey as his three-year term as the Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification Board chair came to an end. “On behalf of the Government of New Brunswick, I thank Mr. Estey for his invaluable contribution to the board as its past chair for the last […]

In the Spirit of Giving

In the Spirit of Giving

Just in time for Christmas, Local 37, on behalf of all its members, made eight $370 cheque presentations throughout the the province to support community food banks. Just in time for Christmas, Local 37, on behalf of all its members, made eight $370 cheque presentations throughout the the province to support community food banks. Donations […]

Hope Blooms gets new greenhouse from building group

Hope Blooms gets new greenhouse from building group

Build Right Nova Scotia providing all the supplies and labour needed to build new greenhouse A building group is lending a hand to Nova Scotia’s most famous young entrepreneurs. Build Right Nova Scotia, a newly formed partnership between unionized contractors and the building trades, will be constructing a new, state-of-the-art greenhouse for the youth-run company Hope […]

2013 Alfred “Frenchie” Genereux Scholarship

2013 Alfred

First off, we would like to thank everyone who applied for the 2013 Alfred “Frenchie” Genereux Scholarship. Unfortunately not everyone could win. With that being said, there are two individuals we would like to congratulate on winning the 2013 scholarship. This years winners were: Local 771 Member, Chad Kulbatski’s daughter, Kyra Fiacco, as well as, Local […]

Local 258 IBEW members recognized for their generous support of ground breaking medical research in burn and wound healing

Local 258 IBEW members recognized for their generous support of ground breaking medical research in burn and wound healing

This spring, members of Local 258 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers voted to support a significant financial donation to further ground breaking medical research at the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn and Wound Healing Lab at Vancouver General Hospital. On October 1st, the union’s Executive Board, led by Business Manager Doug McKay and […]

Brother Dan Klassen receives United Way’s Joe Morris Community Service Award

 Brother Dan Klassen receives United Way's Joe Morris Community Service Award

Local 258 IBEW’s Dan Klassen, who works in the Burnaby office as an Assistant Business Manager, was the recipient of the 2013 Joe Morris Community Service Award, presented by the United Way of the Lower Mainland at the Labour Appreciation Dinner that took place in Burnaby at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel on December 5. […]

Flood Rebuilding Fund donation from the Teamsters

Flood Rebuilding Fund donation from the Teamsters

The Calgary Foundation has been overwhelmed by the generosity of those who have contributed to the Flood Rebuilding Fund including a generous gift from the Teamsters who are passionate, not only for standing up for their members, but for supporting important social issues through their members many contributions to community. Teamsters Canada is a labour […]

Martin P. Durkin Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to Local 488 Edmonton AB Rigging Instructor

Martin P. Durkin Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to Local 488 Edmonton AB Rigging Instructor

Clark Cruickshank of UA Local 488 in Edmonton Alberta was the recipient of the Martin P. Durkin Lifetime Achievement Award presented at the graduation ceremony of the United Association Instructor Training Program in Ann Arbor Michigan on August 16, 2012. The award is presented once a year to the most outstanding UA educator in the […]

UA Canada donated $50,000 to help Albertans in wake of flooding

UA Canada donated $50,000 to help Albertans in wake of flooding

UA Canada members aren’t ones to stand around when there is work to be done.As Albertans begin to survey the damage of recent floods, UA Canada is helping to ease the burden on those who have been most affected by the tragedy.“The UA is always ready to play a role when we see people in […]

Tony Nguyen, member of UA Local 488 in Edmonton, rubs shoulders with hockey legends!

Tony Nguyen, member of UA Local 488 in Edmonton, rubs shoulders with hockey legends!

Edmonton Oilers legends at Kinsmen  Tony Nguyen, member of UA Local 488 in Edmonton, got to rub shoulders with hockey legends, Mark Messier and Grant Fuhr as part of charity fundraiser. As co-chair of the Kinsmen Legends Experience, Tony played an important role in raising $100,000 at this fun evening reliving moments in Oiler history. […]