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

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