United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Labour Congress have been formally working together since 1988. The Canadian Labour Congress is Canada’s largest federation of unions. It represents 3 million workers and is a key part of supporting communities. Both the CLC and United Way Centraide work together at national and local levels to engage and support working families.
We are stronger together
The Canadian Labour Congress and United Way Centraide jointly offer the three-level Labour Community Advocate Training Program. The program teaches union members about their community’s resources and issues of concern within the community. Certain program elements, such as workers’ legal employment rights, are available to non-unionized workers, new Canadians, and young workers. Graduates of the program provide information about available resources to co-workers who are experiencing personal challenges. Click here to view the 2014 graduates.