International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

The IUPAT represents men and women in North America who work in the Finishing Trades of commercial and industrial painting, drywall finishing, glazing, floor covering, sign and trade show/convention display. Learn more

Finishing Trades Institute (FTI)

 The Finishing Trades Institute (FTI) is the education department for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and the Finishing Contractors Association. The FTI’s core purpose is to develop and expand a qualified and competitive work force for the finishing trades industries and oversee the apprenticeship training program where those who wish to enter our trades learn their craft. The FTI not only provides the necessary skills to do the job right the first time, but also provides the training to do it safely. Learn more.  Click here to: Access The FTI’s Learning Management System (LMS). 

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. Learn more

The Ontario Painting Contractors Association

 OPCA is a not-for-profit trade association since 1976 designated as the Employer Bargaining Agency for the finest Industrial-Commercial-Institutional (ICI) painting and coating contractors in Ontario. Learn more

Helmets to Hardhats

 H2H Canada is a non-profit organization that helps Canadian military veterans and serving reservists build rewarding careers in the unionized construction and maintenance industries. Learn more

Lawrence Heights

 Heights Development  Heights Development Inc. is a joint venture between Context and Metropia in partnership with Toronto Community Housing for the revitalization project of Lawrence Heights. Through Revitalization, this 100-acre site (40.5-hectares) south of Yorkdale Shopping Centre will be transformed into a vibrant, mixed-income community. Learn more. 

Future Building

 Future Building is an interactive three-day exhibition that provides young career seekers with the opportunity to experience hands-on activities in all areas of the construction sector. In addition, the exhibition will showcase partnerships of labour and management working together to build Ontario’s future. Learn more. 


YWCA Toronto is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. We help women and girls flee violence, secure housing, find jobs, establish their voices, enhance skills and develop confidence. We offer a range of housing options, employment and training programs, community support programs, girls’ programs and family programs; we also engage in systemic advocacy.  Learn more. 

Building up

Building up is a non-profit construction contractor that delivers high quality work. They give housing providers an opportunity to connect work that needs to get done in their buildings with the people in their buildings that need the work. Learn more.