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Get Involved!

Building Trades of Alberta, our affiliate unions, and our members make our Alberta communities better places to live.

We are about community. Our members are the coaches, boy scout / girl guide leaders, civic club volunteers, and community advocates that our towns and cities depend upon.

United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters - Local 488

We should all be proud of this tremendous record of involvement in our communities, our locals, and the BTA.

Members find many ways to be involved in their locals and their communities.

  • refer a friend or relative who may be interested in joining a trade union
  • attend meetings of the Local
  • stand for office or represent the Local at events or meetings
  • subscribe to the Local's newsletters
  • join the Local's social networks
  • volunteer time and sometimes labour to worthy causes supported by the Local
  • purchase licensed raffle tickets at these sites: Suncor, Borealis and the Wapasu Creek Lodge, KBR Mod Yard, Shell Scotford
  • support the national initiatives of Canada's Building Trades Unions on energy development, construction worker mobility, and pipeline construction
  • support these Job Initiatives (your union may already be involved!
  • attend fundraising events, like the annual golf tournament
  • Help the Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation in its work.
  • submit an article for possible inclusion in the BTA Blog

Contact your local or the Building Trades of Alberta if you want to Get Involved!

Building Trades of Alberta is committed making Alberta communities better places to live. Check out the BTA's Community Responsibility initiatives.

This page, however, is about how our Locals and their members make Alberta a better place to live. It is quite a record of achievement!

Here are some examples. If we missed your Local's community responsibility initiative, please let us know. Just use the Contact form.

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Local 146

  • a commitment of $100,000 each year for five years to the Building Trades of Alberta Courage Centre
  • Support for Union Built Home - Habitat for Humanity
  • Boilermakers Local 146 Las Vegas Scramble Golf Tournament to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International - Local 222

UNITE-HERE - Local 47

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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 424

International Union of Operating Engineers - Local 955

United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters - Local 488

  • a commitment of $100,000 each year for five years to the Building Trades of Alberta Courage Centre

United Association of Journeymen & Apprentices of Plumbing & Pipefitting Industry of the United States & Canada - Local 496

  • see "We Give" for the Local's support for such worthwhile causes as Feed the Hungry at St. Mary's Cathedral and Days of Caring (with City of Calgary)

Construction & General Workers - Local 92

  • a commitment of $100,000 each year for five years to the Building Trades of Alberta Courage Centre
  • proceeds from Local 92's Annual Charity Golf Tournament go to the Alberta Cancer Foundation

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators - Local 110

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades - District Council 17

International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Local 362

The Alberta Regional Council of Carpenters and Allied Workers - Local 1325 and Local 2103