Construction Against Racism Everywhere (CARE)


CARE Members


  • BILD
    With almost 1,500 member companies, BILD is the voice of the home building, land development and professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area. The building and renovation industry provides more than 269,000 jobs in the region and $30.3 billion in investment value. BILD is proudly affiliated with the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders' Associations.

  • BOLT
    BOLT is a charitable foundation launched by Tridel, with the goal to assist under-resourced youth connect to careers in construction. BOLT creates awareness and offers exposure to the construction industry's diverse career opportunities by hosting Speak Outs, Days of Discovery, and Job Shadowing, as well as provides financial support for skilled training and post-secondary programs related to construction.

  • Carpenters Local 27
    Carpenters' Local 27 is a progressive Local with over 8,600 members working on a variety of projects and job sites across Toronto and the surrounding areas. Local 27 is part of 16 Locals across Ontario affiliated with the Carpenters' District Council of Ontario, which has over 30,000 members province wide. Our Executive Board, Business Representatives and Organizers have extensive experience in the industry before taking a staff role with Local 27 serving the membership. Staff of Local 27 understand the needs of both our members and signatory contractors and focus on ensuring contractors have the required skilled workforce needed to complete projects on time and on budget.

  • Chief Prevention Officer (MLTSD)
    Ron Kelusky is Ontario's Chief Prevention Officer (CPO). The CPO oversees the Prevention Office within the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. Under the CPO's leadership, the Prevention Office has supported workplaces in Ontario to implement health and safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has included working on cross government and industry committees and producing over 200 workplace guidance resources which have been viewed over one million times.

    EllisDon is a world-leading construction and building services company that completes in excess of $5 billion worth of contracts annually, in every market sector and across the globe. Over the last 70 years, we have grown from being a general contractor to a multi-faceted company that can deliver any aspect of a project.

    First Work Ontario's youth employment network, is a leading membership organization bringing together providers of youth programming and employment services, business leadership, academia, and government to develop and advance solutions for youth employment. Our direct engagement with youth ensures our services are relevant, culturally appropriate, and timely. Our membership community shapes our work and positions us as the bridge between the gap of young people and employment opportunities. Our continued advocacy at all levels of government supports progressive policy development for the benefit of all youth.

    George Brown College (GBC) empowers lifelong learners to imagine possibilities and embrace change by offering a range of exciting options that prepare students for a world of constant change-as economic transformations, climate change, urbanization, and disruptive technologies continue to shake up established industries. At GBC, learning turns into opportunity through the unique learning ecosystem created for learners.

    Gillian Mason Consultancy has spent more than 25 years as a senior executive, leading Toronto-based local, national, and international non-profit organizations, two of which she co-founded. Gillian's consultancy practice advises and assists non-profit organizations, and their public and private sector partners, to navigate complex systems, forge strategic partnerships and achieve sustainable social and economic change.

    The Great Gulf Group was established in 1975 and has become one of North America's leading real estate organizations with fully integrated activities that span the entire real estate spectrum. Through its various platforms including Ashton Woods and First Gulf, the Great Gulf Group develops, constructs, and manages residential and commercial real estate across 18 cities and employs over 1,500 people in North America. The Great Gulf Group has developed over 80,000 residences and 30 million square feet of commercial real estate over its 45-year history.

  • IHSA
    The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) is Ontario's trusted health and safety resource. Our goal is to improve the lives of Ontario workers. We provide the resources and training that control and eliminate safety hazards in work environments involving high-risk activities. At IHSA we have always maintained a standard of excellence. We are proud of our role in helping to make Ontario one of the safest places in the world to work. Our focus is on workers and keeping our promise to provide them with the tools to Work Safe for Life.

    Job Talks originates from the belief that when Canadians love what they do for work, they become not only better employees and co-workers, but also better citizens, family members, neighbors and friends. Through in-depth research and quality interviews with workers who are passionate about their jobs, we aim to help young people and career seekers discover trades that may be right for them. Job Talks believes that Canada is at its healthiest and strongest when more Canadians feel like they're doing what they were meant to do.

    The LiUNA Local 183 Training Centre is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive training programs to apprentices and members. Our goal is to provide every trainee with the highest standard of skills and safety training. As a new era begins for the LiUNA Local 183 Training Centre, we see ourselves embracing new technologies and methods of training delivery. We provide training that includes the use of new materials, tools and techniques that are making their way onto the job sites, or are already present in the day to day work that our members perform. Our hands-on training is meant to simulate a true construction sector setting to ensure that contractors receive workers who are competent and productive.

  • LIUNA 183
    LiUNA Local 183 is the largest Construction Local Union in North America. Founded in 1952 with little more than 400 members in their first year, LIUNA Local 183 has grown to now represent more than 60,000 construction workers and their families in the Greater Toronto Area. Our members work in every aspect of the construction industry including residential, sewer and watermain, roads and transit infrastructure, heavy civil, pipeline, railroads, and utilities sectors.

    Menkes Developments Ltd is a fully integrated, multi-disciplinary real estate development company. Menkes continues to raise the standard for outstanding quality design and superior value as a fully integrated, multi-disciplinary real estate company. Elegant family homes that exude character and charm; exclusive luxury condominiums with stunning amenities; and highly coveted office, commercial and industrial spaces, all set in prime locations.

  • OFA
    The Ontario Formwork Association (OFA) was formed in 1971 to provide a forum to members to discuss subjects of common interest to the formwork sector of the construction industry in Ontario. To date the Association is an accredited body, which represents over 50 employer companies and a workforce of approximately 4,500 employees in bargaining of a Collective Agreement with the Formwork Council of Ontario. We are members of the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (ISHA) and the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO). Our active participation in these Associations provides our membership with the benefits of industry wide knowledge and experience.

  • OGCA
    The OGCA is the pro-active voice for all general contracting issues across the Province of Ontario. For more than 82 years the OGCA has diligently worked to build Ontario by directly assisting our members to deliver construction excellence in the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Sectors. Our members include small, medium and large firms representing both union and open-shop contractors. Our members account for approximately 70% of all of Ontario's Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) projects and the majority of all Alternative Finance Projects (AFPs).

    ORCCA is a council of designated bargaining agencies in the residential and infrastructure related sectors of the construction industry. Its membership is restricted to residential employer bargaining agencies regardless of union affiliation. ORCCA functions as a coordinating body to align association positions on several issues that affect the residential sector and often acts as the unionized residential construction industry's voice.

  • ORBA
    Ontario Road Builders' Association (ORBA) is the voice of the transportation infrastructure sector in Ontario. Our members build the majority of provincial and municipal roads, bridges, transit and transportation infrastructure across the province, and employ in excess of 56,000 workers at peak season.

    The Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA) is a champion of environmental protection and best practices in safety and water system management. We have represented the sewer and watermain construction industry in Ontario since 1971. We represent over 750 companies across Ontario including contractors, manufacturers, distributors and consulting engineers. The OSWCA membership is structured by ten local associations, two pipe producers and one independent association. Collectively, we perform over $1 billion a year in capital projects to ensure clean safe drinking water and environmentally responsible wastewater treatment and disposal.

    RESCON is a builders' association representing over 200 professional builders of high-rise, midrise, and low-rise residential buildings in Ontario. Our goal is to work in cooperation with the government and related stakeholders to offer realistic solutions to various challenges facing the residential building industry, which have broader societal impacts. The focus of RESCON's work is on health and safety, training and apprenticeship, technical standards; labor relations; industry research and innovation; and regulatory reforms.

  • STEP
    The STEP to Construction Program introduces TDSB students to all pathways from Apprenticeship, College, University and Workplace. Over the course of a four-month workplace coop; students engage in a hands-on learning experience, helping prepare them for a career in Construction, in areas ranging from Apprenticeship, to Design and Architecture, to Health and Safety, and many more. Students spend one to two weeks with every trade on the site (including, but not limited to laborer's, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, HVAC, interior finishers) and an experience with Site Management, to find that trade and/or occupation which best fits them. Having students experience a construction worksite, visit union training centers, and take a Dual Credit course at George Brown College while being in high school provides students the knowledge to make an informed decision on their future career.

    Established in 1973, the Terrazzo, Tile & Marble Guild of Ontario, Inc (referred to as "The Guild") is a not-for-profit trade organization representing the interests of unionized terrazzo, tile, and natural stone employers in Ontario.

  • The City of Toronto Employment and Social Services Department
    Toronto Employment & Social Services provides employment assistance and income supports to eligible Toronto residents, and delivers a wide range of programs and services aimed at helping people find and keep work. This includes referring people to the support they need that are provided in the community and by other governments.

    The Daniels Corporation is one of Canada's preeminent builders/developers, building more than 30,000 new homes across the Greater Toronto Area for over 37 years. Daniels is the developer of TIFF Bell Lightbox and the City of the Arts community on Toronto's East Waterfront. Among its many initiatives, Daniels was chosen to partner with Toronto Community Housing to revitalize 53 of the 69 acres in Toronto's Regent Park. Understanding that quality of life is created by much more than physical buildings, Daniels goes above and beyond to integrate building excellence with opportunities for social, cultural, and economic well-being. As part of this effort, Daniels is committed to integrating affordable homes into its communities across the GTA through innovative programs and partnerships with non-profit organizations to help address significant affordable homeownership and rental needs in today's market.

  • LOC
    The League of Champions (LOC) is a cross-sectoral organization dedicated to health and safety excellence through collaboration and information sharing on real-world health and safety situations. Together with our members and patrons, the LOC develops industry-leading best-practices with a solutions-oriented focus on actual experiences.

  • TCHC
    Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) is the largest social housing provider in Canada and the second largest in North America. We are wholly owned by the City of Toronto and operate in a non-profit manner. Toronto Community Housing has 2,100 buildings and 50 million square feet of residential space, which represent a $10 billion public asset. Toronto Community Housing homes and communities are in 106 of Toronto's 140 neighborhoods, providing homes to nearly 60,000 low and moderate-income households. Our 110,000 residents come from many different backgrounds with a diversity in age, education, language, mental and physical disability, religion, ethnicity, and race.

    Tridel© is Canada's leading developer and builder of condominium residences with more than 85 years of homebuilding experience. To date, the Tridel Group of Companies is responsible for producing over 87,000 homes. The company is determined to develop communities that meet the needs of today's homeowners, while safeguarding the well-being of future generations by focusing on innovation, environmentally sustainable design, performance in construction and corporate stewardship. Tridel is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within its workplace and industry.

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