STUDY PARTNERS

Our study of the work-related values of Canadians would not be possible without the help of our partners.

United Association Plumbing & Pipefitting Industry of Canada

The bonds of brotherhood recognize no political or geographic boundaries when it comes to United Association membership. Ours is truly an international organization with more than 53,000 UA brothers and sisters located in Canada. Working with the same pride and determination as their fellow members in the U.S., our UA Canadian brothers and sisters continue to demonstrate the high degree of quality craftsmanship necessary to construct the homes, schools, office buildings, refineries, power plants and industrial facilities necessary to a strong and vibrant national economy. At the same time, our fellow members north of the border play an important role in helping to maintain and promote United Association solidarity as we join together to reap the benefits of unionism and pride in our united cause.

Canadian Welding Association Foundation

The CWB Foundation is a National registered charity that supports the Canadian welding industry by increasing public safety awareness in welding, and addressing the welding skilled trade shortage in Canada. Through education based programs and initiatives, we continue to reduce barriers that affect key groups; elementary, secondary, and post-secondary students and educators, indigenous, women, at-risk youth, disabled, and the disadvantaged. We envision a future where all individuals are encouraged and provided the support needed to reach their true potential in a career in welding regardless of identity factors, social and financial status, and lived experiences including gender, age, ethnicity, language, literacy, culture, income, and geographical location.

Canada’s Building Trades Unions

The mission of Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) is to represent all workers in the building, construction, fabrication and maintenance industry and support their efforts to improve their working conditions and quality of life. We build our workforce by fostering pride, performance, and professionalism in the trades, and by supporting training that prepares our members for life-long career opportunities. We strengthen our industry by providing solutions that meet the challenges of our changing, energy-conscious world, and by delivering unmatched value for contractors and owners—proving that developing a partnership with Canada’s Building Trades Unions is the best investment they will ever make.

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers is a diverse union representing workers throughout the United States and Canada. Our members are employed in heavy industry, shipbuilding, manufacturing, railroads, cement, mining, and related industries. We construct and repair electric power plants, refineries, pulp and paper mills, and steel mills. We build naval ships and commercial tankers, repair locomotives, make cement, and mine coal, gypsum, and talc. We forge tools for industry and make consumer goods.

Q.I. Value Systems

Q.I. is in the business of measuring what really drives behavior and decision making. Our focus is on emotional as well as rational drivers. We quantify intangibles – exploring, measuring and calculating the value of underlying “intangible” drivers, including Feelings & Emotions, Personality & Image, and Value systems.

George Brown College Office of Research & Innovation

In the innovation-to-market cycle, George Brown College has the industry connections and the expertise to accelerate the discovery wheel. GBC’s Office of Research and Innovation operates as a single point of contact at the hub of the wheel. Our Research mission is to support and advance industry- and community-problem solving through excellence in applied research, commercialization and scholarship. We focus on speed to market, and enabling our partners to access the talent and funding to meet the needs of the innovation economy. GBC Research and Innovation engages industry, faculty, students, and the community-at-large through participation in educationally and economically meaningful research projects and partnerships.

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