Archive for September 2012

Why do unions support charitable causes?

Like other funders you may approach…Because a good case has been put forward that speaks their language:

‘The language of social responsibility and social justice’

If you missed last Thursday’s webinar with a wealth of information and insights on Labour Philanthropy: Union Giving 2012, Order the recording at


Hamilton Hospitals Receive Major Union Gift

Mechanical contractors, piping trades union donate $275,000 to Hamilton, Ontario hospitals

Union spokesmen cite tremendous value the hospitals provide to the community.

Funds are earmarked for

  • MRI campaign at Hamilton General Hospital
  • CIBC Breast Assessment Centre at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre,
  • Special “chair glide”at McMaster Children’s Hospital
  • A set of new wall-mounted “flip-down” chairs that provide a resting spot for elderly patients at St. Peter’s Hospital.