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CLAC is a national labour union that has been helping workers in Canada for almost 70 years, and around the world for more than 40.

Through the CLAC Foundation, our efforts and ability to aid struggling workers and their families have expanded.  CLAC, our many members, our signatory companies, and others can come together to make a difference in the lives of workers in Canada and around the world.

Together, we can fund training for the homeless and new immigrants so they can enter or re-enter the workplace. We can help tradespeople and their families in areas hit by natural disasters. We can provide aid to workers suffering dangerous working conditions.  The CLAC Foundation is operated by an independent board of volunteers.

Our mission

We contribute to positive, rewarding, and fulfilling work in Canada and globally by

  • collaborating with community-based partnerships,
  • funding skills-training and education, and
  • advocating for the promotion and protection of worker’s rights.

Our vision

Positive, rewarding, and fulfilling work for the marginalized, which contributes to the transformation of lives and communities.  

Together, we can fund training for the homeless and new immigrants so they can enter or re-enter the workplace.
  • Develop

    Partnering with others to create innovative and sustainable training and employment programs.

  • Train

    Providing the skills and safety training individuals need to gain meaningful employment.

  • Empower

    Giving individuals and communities the tools they need to take control of their careers and their lives.