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Connect to your labour community

ETFO encourages its members to be part of the larger labour community at all levels. The menu below provides information about labour organizations, along with links where you can find upcoming campaigns and information.

Labour organizations:

The Canadian Labour Congress is the largest labour organization in Canada, bringing together dozens of national and international unions, provincial and territorial federations of labour and community-based labour councils to represent more than 3 million workers across the country.

To stay up to date, subscribe to the CLC e-newsletter by scrolling down to the subscribe link at

Labour councils play an important role in their communities by bringing together affiliates at the local level. The active involvement of labour councils in OFL campaigns and actions ensures that the Convention policies are implemented across the province.

Find your local labour council website and contact information.


Just as workers unite in a union to protect their rights, unions also unite in federations of labour to fight for better working and living conditions. The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) serves as an umbrella group for working people and their unions.

From its inception in 1957, the OFL has grown to represent over one million Ontario workers belonging to more than 1,500 locals from 54 affiliated unions, making us Canada’s largest labour federation. Our strong membership and constant vigilance make us a formidable political voice.

Subscribe to the OFL e-newsletter in the subscribe section of the homepage.


Education federations

As a federation of Member and Associate Organizations, the CTF/FCE promotes and supports quality inclusive publicly funded public education, in all its forms. We uphold teaching as a profession and advocate for adequate resourcing, labour rights, and social justice, across Canada and around the world.

Subscribe to the CTF/FCE e-newsletter by scrolling down to the subscribe link on

The Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) represents the approximately 160,000+ teachers in Ontario’s publicly funded schools. It is the unifying voice safeguarding their profession, pensions and public education. This is a mandate that OTF has met for 80 years.

To stay up to date, follow OTF on social media.