Below are some useful links to other resources.

Organization Description
IUPAT International The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) represents a growing force of over 160,000 active and retired men and women in the United States and Canada.
Ontario Federation of Labour The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is the province's "house of labour" and serves as an umbrella group for working people and their unions. The OFL pushes for legislative change in every area that affects people's daily lives, including health, education, workplace safety, minimum wage and other employment standards, women's rights, workers' compensation, and pensions. It also makes regular presentations and submissions to the Ontario government and mounts internal and public awareness campaigns to mobilize the kind of political pressure that secures positive change for all workers.
Canada's Building Trades Union Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) is the national voice of over half a million Canadian construction workers—members of 14 international unions who work in more than 60 different trades and occupations, and generate 14 percent of this country's GDP. Their mission is to support workers' efforts to improve their working conditions and quality of life.
Labour Council (Toronto & York Region) The Toronto and York Region Labour Council is a central labour body that combines the strength of hundreds of local unions representing 205,000 working men and women and their families. Its mandate is to organize and advocate on issues that are vital to working people throughout the region.
Ontario Construction Secretariat The Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) was formed in 1993 to represent the collective interests of the unionized construction industry in Ontario's industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) construction sector. As a joint labour-management organization, OCS is dedicated to enhancing Ontario's unionized ICI construction industry by developing relationships, facilitating dialogue and providing value-added research.
Interior Finishing Systems Training Centre Established in 1987, The Interior Finishing Systems Training Centre (IFSTC) was created to address the apprenticeship training and journeyperson upgrading needs of drywall and acoustical applicators, drywall finishers, EIFS (stucco) mechanics and hazardous material workers across Ontario. Each year, over 200 apprentices complete various phases of the in-class portion of their apprenticeships at the IFSTC. In addition, several specialized journeyperson upgrading and health & safety courses are delivered at the IFSTC such as First Aid Training CPR and AED, Blue Print Reading, Layout and Certificate of Qualification Preparation Courses.
Finishing Trades Institute The Finishing Trades Institute of Ontario is the only MTCU authorized Training Delivery Agent for the in-school education of the Apprenticeship program for the trades of Architectural Glass and Metal Technician (Glazier) 424A, Painter Decorator Commercial & Residential 404C, and Painter Decorator Industrial 404D. They also offer a wide variety of health and safety training for members of the IUPAT.
Interior System Contractor Association of Ontario The Interior Systems Contractors Association of Ontario (ISCA) represents over 80 contractors and 30 suppliers and manufacturers throughout the province who employ over 10,000 members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.
Ontario Painting Contractors Ontario Painting Contractors Association has fostered collaboration to achieve success in advocacy, education, industry standards and labour relations for the architectural and decorative painting and protective coating contractor.
Architectural Glass & Metal Contractors Association The Architectural Glass & Metal Contractors Association (AGMCA) was established in 1979 to provide a strong and unified voice for Unionized Contractors who, primarily worked in Ontario's ICI (Industrial Commercial & Institutional) Construction and Building Sectors.
Acoustical Association Ontario The Acoustical Association Ontario (AAO) is an association representing unionized employers engaged in Acoustic and Drywall construction in the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional sector of the construction industry in the Province of Ontario. The association was established in 1963 to represent acoustical ceiling and drywall contractors in collective bargaining. Today AAO is involved in a range of activities including Occupational Health & Safety, Apprenticeship Training, and Government Relations.
Labour Education Centre
Electrical Power Systems Construction Association The Electrical Power Systems Construction Association (EPSCA) was established in 1972. The Association negotiates and administers construction trade collective agreements on behalf of employers performing construction industry work for the Bulk Electrical System on Ontario Power Generation Inc., Bruce Power LP and Hydro One property.

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