Community Social Responsibility
Building Trades of Alberta, our affiliate building trade unions, and our members make our Alberta communities better places to live.
Local 8 is proud to support our communities through donations to worthy causes. All funding is made from our Benevolent Fund and through motions made by our members at our regular meetings
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
2018 Hope Centre Donations
2018 Food Bank Donations
Fort McMurray Fire
Local members contributed their time and money to authorized raffles and a golf tournament. Through the Charitable Foundation, the proceeds of $31,512 were donated to the Wood Buffalo Food Bank. The Charitable Foundation then donated an additional $25,000.
The affiliated local building trades unions donate generously to the Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation. Check out the Charitable Foundation website for more examples. Below, we highlight the generous donations made to the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, which led to the creation of the Building Trades of Alberta Courage Centre.
A lead $1 million gift, donated by the Building Trades of Alberta (BTA) Charitable Foundation created our world class facility where new beginnings are born and nurtured using the latest advances in rehabilitation equipment combined with leading- edge technology.
Think robotics (made possible by The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters and Pipefitters Local Union 488). Think virtual reality (made possible by The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 146). Think simulation and gaming (made possible by the Construction and General WorkersTM Union Local 92. Think cognitive learning zone (made possible by The Alberta Regional Council of Carpenters and Allied Workers).