We are Canadian Labour Services
We aim to create a deep and lasting social solidarity between labour and community, to achieve a just and equitable society for all. We work toward the establishment of just and equitable society for all, build a bridge between the unions and the community to improve the lives of the people in our communities, establish healthy communities through union and community solidarity, and organize workers and families in their communities and organizations to improve quality of life through education, advocacy, fight for social justices and provision of public services.
We offer a range of services to achieve this mission. The United Way Services (both in Toronto and York Region) acts as a liaison between labour and United Way in support of their annual campaigns. The overall goal of the Union and the United Way movements is to work towards improving the quality of life for members of our communities. We offer Labour Community Advocate Training, a 30 hour Canadian Labour Congress certificate designed to provide union members with information and referral skills to assist their co-workers facing workplace, personal and family problems. We host a diversity of special projects to establish a link between the unions and community groups so that we can build stronger and healthier communities, and Lifeline Services (hosted on behalf of United Steelworkers) provides confidential information and referral, in assisting workers and their families to deal with difficult issues in their personal and working lives.