CLAC is a Canadian union that has been helping workers in Canada for almost 70 years, and around the world for more than 40. Based on values of respect, dignity, and fairness, CLAC is committed to building better workplaces, better communities, and better lives.
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.
We exist to enable individual and community transformation through positive, rewarding and fulfilling work.
By 2025, we want to be known for:
Together, we can fund training for the homeless and new immigrants so they can enter or re-enter the workplace.
In Canada, we break down barriers to meaningful employment for marginalized workers – especially newcomers to Canada and those at risk for or experiencing homelessness.
Internationally, we support collective worker action that advances worker rights and justice in the workplace.
We achieve our mission by advancing the principles of CLAC through: