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Welcome to our blog for IUPAT Ontario. We’re excited to share up-to-date information regarding various opportunities, events, and news that are currently taking place in the skilled trades industry. We welcome your feedback and topics that are of interest to you.


20
May
2010

IUPAT Ontario District Council 46: A Training Ground for Young Activists

As part of its commitment to educate young activists about leadership, IUPAT District Council 46 has unveiled a series of new programs for potential young leaders. Designed to offer new and potential leaders within the union, insights into the labour movement and the value of political action and organization, these programs will add to IUPAT’s existing initiatives in the field of education.

07
May
2010

IUPAT Ontario District Council 46 Announces Scholarship Awards

If your parent or grandparent is the member of an Ontario union affiliated to IUPAT District Council 46, you might be eligible for a scholarship award designed to offer you financial support as you pursue a higher education.

07
Apr
2010

IUPAT Ontario STAR Awards 2010: Where the Well-Trained Get their Rewards

If you have taken additional Health and Safety training as a member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), consider the possibility of being rewarded through the IUPAT Safety Training and Awards (STAR) program.

19
Jan
2010

IUPAT Ontario Helps in Lifting Forty Year Ban on the Use of Workplace Stilts

Forty years ago, stilts became illegal on Ontario construction sites. On December 15th 2009, this law changed due to an announcement from Minister of Labour, Peter Fonseca that once again saw stilts legalized in the workplace. This change is effective from January 1, 2010 and is applicable on residential sites for drywall finishers and workers that install vapour barriers and insulation.

19
Jan
2010

IUPAT Ontario and IFSTC Partner for Drywall Trade Apprenticeship Programs

The Ontario Council of Painters (OCP) of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) is excited to announce drywall trade apprenticeship training opportunities that allow union and non-union members alike the ability to receive certification in the industry. IUPAT Ontario has worked to forge a partnership with the Interior Finishing Systems Training Centre (IFSTC) in order to give students, trades people, contractors and other individual’s access to the hands-on experience and knowledge they need to begin working in a dynamic trade.

17
Jan
2010

Habitat for Humanity Toronto Project Pictures

Member to Remember Habitat for Humanity Toronto Volunteer Project

14
Jan
2010

IUPAT Ontario – Strengthening the Workforce with Apprenticeship Opportunities in Ontario

A strong team of allies can be a powerful entity. Unions of like-minded, goal-driven people can work to bring about positive change and support influential decisions by the government. The rights, wages, benefits and safety standards of present-day working environments have nearly all arisen from the minds and voices of groups of people working together to improve their standard of living. These strong and principled unions live on in today’s working world to ensure the workers’ voice remains consolidated and respected.

24
Nov
2009

IUPAT Ontario and OIFSC & IFSTC Provide Assistance with Employing Women in Construction in Ontario

The Ontario Council of Painters (OCP) of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) was chartered in March of 1971 and has spent the four decades since its inception in a committed effort of assisting women in construction throughout Ontario. IUPAT strives to provide every woman with the opportunities they require to excel in the workplace, offering guidance in education, job placement and the networking support necessary for helping individuals succeed despite an often uneven hiring market.

30
Sep
2009

IUPAT DC 46 – Members of Ontario Painters Union Give Back To Community in Back to School Program

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 46 has represented workers in their Union for decades and for the past few years have continued to participate as active members of the community through various outreach programs.

18
Aug
2009

IUPAT Ontario is working for you!

As we enter the second half of 2009 there are numerous issues that affect the IUPAT membership in Ontario, Canada.