Being a member of a union means being a member of a community. CLAC is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where our members live and work. We support a number of local causes, nationwide initiatives, and international organizations that strengthen workers, families, and communities. Here are just some of the organizations we partner with.

Skills Canada

CLAC sponsors Skills Canada, an organization that encourages and supports “a coordinated Canadian approach to promoting skilled trades and technologies to youth.” We also attend and sponsor the Skills events in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and the national event. Learn more at

Women Building Futures

CLAC has partnered with Women Building Futures (WBF), the nation’s premier trades training facility for women and the first of its kind in Canada. WBF offers women pre-trades competency-based training in welding, steamfitting/pipefitting, ironworking, plumbing, sheet metal, carpentry, scaffolding, electrical, heavy equipment operator, and more at their training centre in Edmonton. Learn more about how WBF helps women at

Supporting Women in Trades

CLAC is dedicated to supporting women in the skilled trades. For women actively looking to join the trades, or who are already in the trades, CLAC provides a variety of supports to help them succeed. Learn more at


CAREERS is a unique, industry-led public/private not-for-profit foundation established in 1997. It brings together industry, schools, government, and communities to guide youth into successful career paths. CAREERS, together with CLAC, is motivating students in Alberta by making the workplace an extension of the classroom, preparing them for a future where they are in-demand! Find out more at

CLAC Foundation

Help make a difference in the lives of struggling workers and their families around the globe and in Canada through the CLAC Foundation. Learn more and donate at

World Organization of Workers

CLAC is a member of the World Organization of Workers (WOW)—a federation of progressive unions from around the world bound together by the shared values of respect, dignity, fairness, and community. Over 1.3 million workers are represented by WOW’s member unions. CLAC’s executive director, Wayne Prins, currently sits as the president of the WOW Board. Learn more at