2019 Funded Projects

The OCS Research and Marketing Partnership Grant (RMPG) is an annual program to assist labour and management organizations with research and promotional activities to enhance the unionized ICI construction sector. Launched in late 2019, the funding program focuses on: Workforce Development; Market Share Growth and Competitiveness; and Innovation or New Technologies in Construction.

All applications were jointly submitted by a labour-management partnership that is affiliated with an Employee/Employer Bargaining Agency and applicants must incorporate cash or in-kind contributions.

IBEW Local 804 / ECA-Central Ontario

A dynamic marketing campaign (TV commercials, radio, and social media) aimed to raise awareness with buyers of construction services in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. The campaign focuses on the link between training and certification and enhanced safety, quality of work and reliability. It also shows that unionized workplaces offer the best environment to be an apprentice and develop a career.


LiUNA Local 527/ Ottawa Construction Labour Relations Association

Developed a two part 52 weeklong marketing campaign to promote Union Construction as a great career and to recruit experienced skilled construction workers from non-union contractors. The campaign focused on attracting new workers and upgrading skills and training to those workers who already have experience.