Labour Community Advocacy Program is offered on an annual basis to Union members who provide social service information to their members in the workplace.

Each advocate is trained as a resource for Union members and the Union itself. The Labour staff provides information and referral services to Union leaders and members in the Labour movement.

In 1988, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Labour Congress formalized our long-term cooperative relationship. The Canadian Labour Congress is the largest federation of unions in Canada, representing over 3 million working people, and is a key partner in strengthening our communities. The Canadian Labour Congress and United Way Centraide come together at both a national and local level to engage and support workers and working families. Union members and their families represent a broad spectrum of community members. They are United Way donors and volunteers, as well as users of the programs and services United Way funds. At the direction of their membership, unions are also active in the community in their own right, providing cooperative housing, childcare and other services. It just makes sense for us to work together.

Labour Community Advocates

These Advocates are union members who have volunteered or have been selected by their union to provide a link between the workplace and community. Each Advocate is trained to act as a resource to union members and to the local union itself.

Labour Community Service Awards

There are many members and local unions who work tirelessly in our community, making Chatham-Kent a better place to live, work, play and raise our children. They don’t do this with the expectation of being recognized, but because of who they are and what they believe in. The Labour Community Service Awards are our chance to recognize those in the labour movement who make a positive impact in our community.

Questions? Contact Brian Armitage – 519-628-5456 or email