News & Events for Local 222


Building Trades of Alberta and the "Rebuild McMurray" Hope Fund

Read how the Building Trades of Alberta is helping with the Fort McMurray wildfires


AIL Policyholders impacted by the Fort McMurray wildfires

AIL in Canada wants to help and will provide a waiver of premium benefit up to 90 days for any policyholder who is unable to work for 30 days or longer as a result of the damage. This waiver of premium will be provided with no pay back and is for the purpose of helping the many families who have policies with AIL.
Click here for more info
Click here for the AIL waiver form


Happy Holidays

OPCMIA Local 222 donates 20 turkeys to the Edmonton Food Bank. Left to right- George Emery, Mikiela Miller, Peter Harvey and Steve Stirrat.


OPCMIA 7th Annual Scholarship Foundation For 2016

We are pleased to announce The 7th Annual OPCMIA International Scholarship Foundation.
DEADLINE APRIL 1, 2016!
Click here for the Scholarship Application Form
Click here to donate to the 2016 OPCMIA Scholarship Fund.


Union Rewards & GM Select Nationwide

Union Rewards has partnered with the top GM dealers nationwide to offer Canadian Building Trade Union members and their families an unprecedented vehicle purchase program.
Union members participating in the program are able to purchase, lease or finance select vehicles at significant savings.
Apply online at Union Rewards or download a pdf with complete info PDF


Union Rewards & GM Select Nationwide

Union Rewards has partnered with the top GM dealers nationwide to offer Canadian Building Trade Union members and their families an unprecedented vehicle purchase program.
Union members participating in the program are able to purchase, lease or finance select vehicles at significant savings.
Apply online at Union Rewards or download a pdf with complete info PDF


OPCMIA Local 222 has renewed a no-cost $3,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)

OPCMIA Local 222 has renewed a no-cost $3,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) benefit for all members with American Income Life Insurance (AIL in Canada). You will be receiving a letter from George Emery which will explain the benefit and outline other no-cost benefits available to members such as eyewear discounts and Child Safe Kits.
Members that want to designate a beneficiary to the AD&D benefit, should return the yellow card enclosed with their letter. A representative from AIL will arrange to meet with you to deliver your certificate of coverage and to witness your signature for beneficiary designation. They will also provide you with information about other insurance programs if you are interested.
NOTE:This benefit is not part of your Union Health and Welfare Program. It is a no-cost benefit for you by virtue of being a member of OPCMIA Local 222.
AIL is a full unionized insurance company that provides for the needs of working families.
You can also review the letter and fill in the response card on line at: read more or learn more at ailife.com


The Alberta Building Trades Presents a Night with the Memorial Cup Champions

The Edmonton Oil Kings VS. Calgary Hitmen

At REXALL PLACE Saturday, March 7, 2015 7:00 PM

Local222 has acquired 100 tickets. Members can receive 2 complementary tickets by contacting the local in person!
Tickets will be on a first come first served bases, due to the limited number of tickets!

Pick up at Local 222 Hall location: #42 4004 – 97 street Edmonton Alberta


Building Trades Help Out Alberta Flood Victims

The Building Trades of Alberta (BTA) and our affiliated Local Unions would like to send our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all those in Southern Alberta affected by the devastating and catastrophic flooding that has occurred. Many of our concerned members throughout the province have been inquiring as to what assistance or contributions we are making to ease the burden on those affected by this tragedy or how they can contribute personally.

The Building Trades Executive Board made a strategic decision to provide financial support from the BTA to the Red Cross with monies being earmarked for Alberta flood relief . The services of the BTA were then to be utilized to coordinate all other union donations to create a lump sum donation. On Monday morning the Building Trades of Alberta presented an initial donation of $200,000.00 to the Red Cross. Since then, additional commitments for another $85,000.00 have been received up to the time of writing and will likely continue to increase throughout the week. This would not have been possible with out the support and generosity of our affiliated Local and International Unions and the Provincial and Canadian Building Trades organizations.

On Tuesday we were also notified by the Premiers Office in Calgary that a request for volunteers to assist in the cleanup efforts would be forthcoming. Business Managers will be notified to appeal for volunteers when the timing is appropriate. The Building Trades of Alberta is proud to demonstrate to our community that we are always available to assist in times of urgent need and play a vital role in Alberta’s emergency response network.


Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is building their second Union Built Home in conjunction with the Building Trades of Alberta affiliated unions.

This is an excellent opportunity to utilize the skills of some of our local trades-people to make positive change in the life of a local family. This is a non-jurisdictional build - members are invited to come and lend a hand throughout the entire build regardless of the stage of the build and their particular trade.

Come out and volunteer on the Union Built Home! The commitment required is just one day. Habitat has calculated that if every local contributes 18 shifts, Habitat should have all the volunteers required to complete this home.

They are looking for volunteers to frame walls in their prefab shop May 3, 4 and 10, 11. The build site start date has not been set yet.

To register as a volunteer, contact Louise at 780-996-4610 or lfairley@hfh.org. Don’t hesitate to register even if you’re not available right now. You’ll be on a text message update list from Habitat that you can respond to whenever you decide you are available to come out.

Related Documents

UBH - Construction Volunteer Package 2013

POS - skilled volunteers_unionibuild_2013

Website links

HfH websitewww.hfh.org

Union Built Home page (on the HfH website)

Union Built Home poster

Empowering permanent change video