CBTU 2022 Conference Honours Industry Leaders at Annual Distinction Awards

Ottawa, ON – Canada’s Building Trades Unions’ opened their 2022 conference 2022, Stronger Now, with a celebration of leaders who have made significant contributions to the construction industry.

The award recipients were:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Champion: Lyle Daniels, Community and Indigenous Director at the Building Trades of Alberta.
  • Workforce Development Champion: Karen Walsh, Executive Director of the Office to Advance Women Apprentices.
  • Apprenticeship Champion: James St. John, President and Director of the Hammer Heads and Business Manager/Financial Secretary of the Central Ontario Building Trades.

“The innovators selected have demonstrated commitment through the establishment of programs that serve to support, build, and transform the lives of those they were created to serve. Through a pathway in the unionized skilled trades, the CBTU Distinction Award winners were recognized for their leadership development, skill growth, positive community impact, personal accountability, or health and safety,” said Sean Strickland, Executive Director of Canada’s Building Trades Unions.

The CBTU Conference continues this week.

What:            CBTU Annual Conference – ‘Stronger Now’

When:             Plenaries 9:00 AM EST Tuesday April 26, Wednesday, April 27, 2022

National Day of Mourning Ceremony 11:00 AM EST Thursday, April 28, 2022

Who:              Labour, government, industry and business leaders

Where:           4th Floor, The Westin, 11 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON

Media Contact:

Kate Walsh 613-298-0652 kwalsh@buildingtrades.ca

Media need to be credentialed to attend.


About CBTU

Canada’s Building Trades Unions are an alliance of 14 international unions in the construction, maintenance and fabrication industries that collectively represent 600,000 skilled trades workers in Canada. Each year, our unions and our signatory contractor partners invest over $300 million in private sector money to fund and operate over 195 apprenticeship training and education facilities across Canada that produce the safest, most highly trained and productive skilled craft workers found anywhere in the world. Canada’s Building Trades Unions represent members who work in more than 60 different trades and occupations, and generate six per cent of Canada’s GDP. For more information, go to www.buildingtrades.ca

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