Sponsors – Labour Associations


Major Sponsor

The Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario is a bargaining agent representing 12,000 professional and supervisory public servants, most of whom work in the Ontario Public Service (OPS), i.e., directly for the Government of Ontario, in every ministry and in a number of agencies, boards and commissions; in over 130 communities across the province and in 11 cities outside Canada.  The Association was established in 1992 as a grassroots organization to represent a group of OPS employees who, at that time, were excluded from collective bargaining.  AMAPCEO has grown to be the second-largest bargaining agent in the Ontario Public Service and  now represents six bargaining units outside the OPS.

OMA_logo_colour_162x63The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) represents the political, clinical and economic interests of the province’s medical profession. Practicing physicians, residents, and students enrolled in any of the six Ontario faculties of medicine are eligible for OMA membership.  Founded in 1880 as a voluntary association of the province`s physicians, the OMA has from its beginning played a vital role in the development and promotion of health-care services across Ontario.  A number of OMA health policy committees bring together experts from across the province to address important clinical and legislative issues facing physicians and patients. Programs, discussion papers, and educational material arising from the work of the OMA`s health policy committees are important components of the medical profession’s contribution to the development of public policy on health care.

ona_logoThe Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is a proactive union committed to improving the economic welfare and quality of work-life for our members, to enable them to provide high-quality health care.   Founded in 1973, the Ontario Nurses’ Association is the union representing 60,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals and more than 14,000 nursing students providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, clinics and industry.

oppaThe OPP Association works on behalf of all civilian and non-commissioned uniform Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).  There are over 6,200 uniform and approximately 3,600 civilian members who belong to the Association.  Our members work hard every day to keep our communities safe, healthy, and prosperous. Professional, well-trained, and committed, our members provide effective (and cost-effective) policing services to 324 Ontario communities. From Essex to Thessalon to Thunder Bay — across nearly a million square kilometres of land and 100,000 square kilometres of waterways — our members are proud to serve.

mobile_logoThe Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association (OPFFA) represents over 11,000 professional fire fighters in the province of Ontario. The OPFFA has evolved into an organization whose primary purpose is to provide career fire fighters with the highest level of service and expertise to assist them in all aspects of their professional lives.  This service comes in the form of research, distribution of information, and representation at all levels of government. “Hands on” assistance is provided through representation at the local level with local problems – negotiations, grievances, workplace safety insurance, health and safety, pensions and education of fire fighters to prepare for effective collective bargaining and the administration of collective agreements.


Major Sponsor

The Power Workers’ Union is the union of choice for the vast majority of workers in Ontario’s Power Production. Our members work throughout Ontario and make up a large majority of the employees at Ontario Power Generation, Bruce Power, TransAlta in Ottawa, Northwind Power, Mississagi Power, Hydro One and affiliate companies, the Electrical Safety Authority as well as the Independent Market Operator. The union also represents workers at local distribution companies throughout the province, as well as local cable and telephone companies, the County of Brant, Kinectrics, New Horizon System Solutions, Inergi, operators at Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. as well as casual employees through PWU hiring hall agreements.     The Power Workers now have over 40 Collective Agreements where less than ten short years ago we had only one.

ufcwUFCW Canada stands for the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada. UFCW Canada is Canada’s leading and most progressive union. Together, we are more than a quarter of a million Canadian workers strong, and together we are building a stronger future for UFCW Canada Members, Families and Communities, while protecting and promoting employees rights and social justice for all.  Many people think of UFCW Canada as the food workers’ union because we represent Members in every sector of the food industry from the field, to the processor, to the warehouse, to the store, to the dinner table. But we are more than that. Across Canada tens of thousands of UFCW Canada Members also work in retail, healthcare, hospitality, security, financial services, non-food manufacturing and many other industries.