Labour Partnership

Labour and United Way are partners in social change. Together, we are improving lives and strengthening communities.

A Partnership Built on a Common Vision

In order for our communities to be great, they must be great for everyone.

United Way is proud of our partnership with the Saskatoon & District Labour Council (SDLC), which has been in place for over 20 years. Both nationally and locally, United Way and the Labour community share a common vision of prosperous, inclusive, diverse and respectful communities, with a wide range of social and public services that are easily accessible, and of the highest quality.

The Labour movement is engaged with United Way at every level. Whether it is on the Board of Directors, as sponsors at events, as participants around community impact tables or as volunteers in workplaces, the Labour movement and their members are investing time, knowledge, expertise and resources to help United Way achieve their mission of improving lives and building community.

Our partnership is one of the strongest in the country and has been a recipient of the United Way Canada National Partnership Builder Award.

Highlights of the United Way & Labour Partnership

Labour Community Advocate Training

This program, cornerstone of the United Way/Labour partnership, is designed by the Canadian Labour Congress and has three main objectives:

  •  To link workers facing workplace, personal or family challenges with resources in the community;
  •  To identify community issues where the union can play a role through collective bargaining or social actions; and
  •  To support community activism among union members, unions and Labour organizations.

United Way’s Community Campaign Launch

For 10 years United Food & Commercial Workers Provincial Council have been the presenting sponsor of this community-wide event celebrating United Way’s fundraising launch.

Labour Community Service Award

This award recognizes and honours a trade unionist who demonstrates outstanding service and dedication to our community through volunteer work.

Labour Day BBQ

The Labour Day BBQ is planned in-part by United Way’s dedicated Labour personnel.

Tampon Tuesday®

Labour/United Way partnerships across Canada hosted simultaneous Tampon Tuesday ® events to collect feminine hygiene products for vulnerable women and girls and raised awareness for the challenges of accessing feminine hygiene products when living in poverty or during times of crisis.

Summer Success

The SDLC Summer Snack program was an important partner for United Way’s Summer Success literacy camps by providing nutritious breakfast, lunches and snacks. Over 1000 meals and snacks were provided for the camps in 2016.