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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.

Building Trades Help Out Alberta Flood Victims – OPCMIA Local 222

Building Trades Help Out Alberta Flood Victims - OPCMIA Local 222

The Building Trades of Alberta (BTA) and our affiliated Local Unions would like to send our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all those in Southern Alberta affected by the devastating and catastrophic flooding that has occurred. Many of our concerned members throughout the province have been inquiring as to what assistance or contributions we are […]

Habitat for Humanity – OPCMIA Local 222

Habitat for Humanity - OPCMIA Local 222

Habitat for Humanity is building their second Union Built Home in conjunction with the Building Trades of Alberta affiliated unions. This is an excellent opportunity to utilize the skills of some of our local trades-people to make positive change in the life of a local family. This is a non-jurisdictional build – members are invited […]

Local 736 and Harris Rebar Receive Special Commendation on Hospital Project

Local 736 and Harris Rebar Receive  Special Commendation on Hospital Project

Harris Rebar and members of Local 736 (Hamilton, Ontario) received a letter of commendation and a special plaque for their display of professionalism and safety performance from EllisDon, the general contractor for the Oakville Hospital project. Harris Rebar began to place rebar on the superstructure on April 25, 2012 and completed the project on March […]

OSMWRC’s Design a Robot Contest

OSMWRC's Design a Robot Contest

The Ontario Sheet Metal and Roofers Conference needs help in building a robot! If you mom or dad is a member of the union, then you can enter and have a chance to win. Lets show people what our trade is capable of. Ages up to 12 yrs old – criteria – Come up with […]

Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipients

Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipients

As part of the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the government created the Diamond Jubilee Medal. The medal honours significant contributions and achievements made by Canadians. In total, 60,000 Canadians have been presented with the medal, which was manufactured by the Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa. Among those honoured were Club 30 members Murray Hobbs and Pat Collie. Brother Hobbs received his award […]

Memorial Bike Ride in Honour of Dermot Lynch

Memorial Bike Ride in Honour of Dermot Lynch

On Saturday, August 24, 2013,please join us in celebrating a scenic, memorial bike ride in honour of Dermot Lynch on the picturesque trails of The Blue Mountains. Beginning in the charming, quaint town of Thornbury, the bike ride will travel for approximately 15 km past the Beaver River, through the town of Clarksburg and up Grey Road […]

Ontario Member Fosters Organ Donation Awareness

Ontario Member Fosters Organ Donation Awareness

Statistics show that every three days, at least one person on an organ donation waiting list dies. Retired Local officer and 56-year BAC member Joe Mollica of Welland, Ontario got involved in promoting organ and tissue donation awareness when his sister, Jean Ann Cousineau, died while awaiting a kidney transplant. That tragic turn motivated Mollica, […]

Ontario Local’s Scholarship Award Forges School Board Alliance

 Ontario Local’s Scholarship Award Forges School Board Alliance

The best apprenticeship programs depend upon students who are well-prepared at the secondary education level for success in the academic rigors of the electrical trade. Hamilton,Ontario, Local 105 isn’t leaving the quality of that secondary education to chance. Two years ago—after a brainstorming session at the union hall—the local’s leaders decided to join with signatory […]

Local 303 Charity Golf

Local 303 Charity Golf

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 303 Niagara 2nd Annual Charity Golf Classic was held on September 7th, 2012 at Legends on the Niagara Golf Course. The Annual Golf Classic was supported by corporate sponsors and donations by the membership of Local 303. This year Local 303 partnered with Habitat for Humanity Niagara and […]