Who we are

CALM members

CALM’s members produce newsletters, websites, posters, videos, brochures that reach as few as fifty and as many as a hundred thousand people. We have nearly 200 members in all regions and sectors, from coast to coast.

Unions not affiliated to the Canadian Labour Congress, labour organizations outside Canada, and non-profit, membership-based organizations can also join CALM.

The cost of membership is based on circulation and starts at $110 a year. CALM members are asked to send a copy of their newsletter to the CALM editor, and they give CALM permission to use material for which they own the copyright.

Subscribers

For $303 a year, labour-friendly organizations and individuals can receive CALM services. They can't vote or receive CALM awards.

Find out more about joining CALM.

CALM executive

Catherine Louli - president (Canadian Union of Public Employees)
Marnie Thorp - treasurer (Canadian Union of Public Employees)
 
Aalya Ahmed (Canadian Union of Postal Workers)
Chris Bradshaw (B.C. Government Employees' Union, Burnaby)
Patty Gibson  (Hospital Employees' Union, Burnaby) 
Jarrah Hodge (Canadian Labour Congress)
Frank Saptel (International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Toronto)
Joe Sarnovsky (Unifor Local 222, Oshawa)
Deborah Turner-Davis (Yukon Employees’ Union)
 

CALM staff

Nora Loreto is CALM's editor. She is a writer, musician and activist based in Québec City with expertise in media literacy, social media, extreme snark and government relations. Nora is the author of From Demonized to Organized, Building the New Union Movement (2013), and contributed a chapter on debt and youth activism in Canada After Harper (2015). She writes regularly for rabble.ca and progressive magazines. She has a BA in public administration and minors in journalism, history and politics from Ryerson University and a Masters of Education from the University of Saskatchewan. She was Editor-in-Chief of the Ryerson Free Press and was involved in the student movement for almost a decade. Nora is the Québec Director of the Canadian Freelance Union, is on the board of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and is involved in her local coordinating committee for Québec solidaire. Vous pouvez contacter Nora en français.

 

 

 

 

 Virginia Ridley is CALM's coordinator. Drawn to the labour movement through her work with children and youth, she has held multiple positions within her local and became active provincially with OPSEU, writing for and editing inSolidarity from 2011-2016. She is a community activists, policy analyst, social justice fighter and a believer in grassroots mobilizing. Virginia is a generalist who believes in life-long learning. She has a certificate in Human Services, a diploma in Child & Youth Work, and has studied Social Development Studies. She currently serves as a municipally elected official representing her community.   

 

CALM staff reports to the CALM Executive Council, which is elected every three years by CALM members.