In the Community

Members of the PWU and the RWC recognize the importance of being engaged in the communities where they raise their families, work live and play. The PWU supports a vast array of initiatives that help communities thrive.

Our members take great pride in their communities right across this great province and contribute millions of dollars and countless volunteer hours annually. At the community level, our members coach sports teams, participate in after-school programs, volunteer for their local fire departments, and help raise funds for local charities and causes that better the overall life experience for everyone.

The PWU believes that we all benefit from sharing our energy, knowledge and experience to make our communities happy, healthy and safe places for all.

The PWU has also helped support, either by direct contributions or with event sponsorships, non-profit organizations and charities far too numerous to list here. Examples include:


Environment and Policy Advocacy

Mindfirst, Broadbent Institute, Pollution Probe, Plug’n Drive, Electric Mobility Canada


Health and Safety

Easter Seals, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Electrical Injury Program at St. John’s Rehab…


Military Families

Edmonton Garrison Military Family – Afghanistan: A Soldier’s Story Project, True Patriot Love, The Veterans



Centre for Labour-Management Relations (Ryerson University), Ivey School of Business (Western University)


Youth and Education

Bright Futures Aboriginal Youth Camp (Electricity Human Resources Canada)…

Community Volunteer Awards

The Union takes great pride in the giving spirit of our members across the province and their special contributions to the communities they live in. Each year the PWU selects three working members and one retiree, who have demonstrated outstanding citizenship in their community.

The PWU’s Community Volunteer Selection Committee selects these award recipients from a list of nominees. The following criteria are used to select award recipients: the number of hours and or years of community volunteering; the number of volunteer organizations the individual supports; and the results of their tireless work.

At the 71st PWU Council of Chief Stewards, President Mel Hyatt presented the annual PWU community volunteer awards, one for a deserving member from each of the three sectors and one from the Retired Workers’ Chapter. Although none of the recipients was seeking any recognition for their efforts they can be sure that PWU members are proud of them. Each one received a Canadian made PWU winter jacket, a certificate of recognition and a donation of $1,000 in their name to a charitable organization of their choice.

Sector 1: Denise McKay

Sector 2: Heather Bouley

Sector 3: Brandon Riddiford

Retired Workers’ Chapter: Reino Pitkanen

Trade Up

Are Trades for everyone?


The Veterans project recognizes the dedication, bravery and skill of those men and women who served in Canada’s military during World War II and those who are serving today. In each episode, veterans provide first-hand accounts of their experiences and how they have affected their lives.

The Power Workers’ Union is proud to have collaborated with the Government of Canada in support of this project. We must never forget the selfless service of these men and women and the sacrifices they have made to make this world better for everyone. Click on the image below to watch one or several high definition episodes.