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.




Members of Automodular-Unifor Local 1256 open Action Centre to help those left unemployed after the plant’s closure. Learn more.




Ford Motor Company of Canada, Oakville Assembly Complex and Unifor Local 707 Win United Way Oakville Campaign of the Year Award. Read the media release.

Endorsements: 2014 Campaign


Canadian Labour Congress and Federations of Labour

Canadian Labour Congress
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association
Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation
United Food and Commercial Workers



• Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions • Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union • Canadian Union of Public Employees • International Association of Firefighters • International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers • Ontario English Catholic teachers Association • Service Employees International Union • Unifor • United Food and Commercial Workers • United Steel Workers • UniteHere • OFL- Ontario Federation of Labour • ATUCC- Amalgamated Transit Union Canadian Council