2017 CALM award winners

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Announced Saturday, May 6 in Toronto




1. Ed Finn Award for excellence in writing - Staff Produced
Saskatchewan Government and General Employees' Union

Honourable mentions
Health Services Association of Alberta
“Marilyn is back from the abyss” by Terry Inigo-Jones

Ontario Nurses Association: “Be aware and beware” report

Ed Finn Award for Excellence in Writing - volunteer produced
United Steelworkers 1998

“Report on Delegation to Bangladesh” by Colleen Burke

2. Best photo - staff produced:
HEU - Ottawa to launch National Inquiry - photo by Caelie Frampton. 

Honourable Mentions:
Best Technical: ACTRA Toronto, Cover Photo of Sarah Gadon by Tim Leyes

Best Candid Capture:  CSN

Best show of solidarity: Unifior - Truth and reconciliation now

Best photo - volunteer produced:
Unifor Local 88 

Honourable Mentions:
Unifor Local 5555

Unifor 88


3. Best image or infographic - staff


Honourable Mentions:
SGEU - Keep Liquor Public

Best image or infographic - volunteer:
Unifor 5555

Honourable Mention:
Best Illustration: OECTA - Make America Great Again


4. Best editorial - ACTRA National
“Demolished Film Communities” Jonathan Torrens

Honourable Mention
OPSEU 110 - “Hamburger University College” by Matt Ferrell


5. The Cliff Scotton Prize for a narrative, video, audio or visual that reflects history, traditions and culture of the labour movement
“The Workers’ History Museum, 50 years of solidarity”


6. The Fighting Oppression Award
Local Lines on Getting Algonquin Jazan Campus out of Saudi Arabia


7. Best local campaign by volunteers
UNIFOR 199: Seneca Strike

Best local campaign - staff or agency produced
ACTRA Toronto: Day of Action

Best Provincial or National Campaign
Thirsty For Justice - PSAC

Honourable mentions:
AUPE, AUPE 40th Anniversary Campaign
Hospital Employees Union, “Care Can’t Wait”


8. The Katie FitzRandolph Award for best overall regular print publication by staff
ACTRA Summer 2016

Honourable mention: HSAA Challenger magazine, 2016 Edition No. 4 

The Katie FitzRandolph Award for best overall regular print publication volunteer produced
OPSEU 415 Local Lines 

Le prix Katie FitzRandolph (français) - CSN Perspectives 

9. Rosemarie Bahr award for excellence in print layout and design produced by staff
Winner: Perspectives - CSN

Honourable Mention: Union Voice Le Rassembleur

Rosemarie Bahr award for excellence in print layout and design produced by volunteer
Wellness @ Mac - Unifor 5555


10. Enjeu d’actualité dans lequel la pertinence syndicale est bien soulignée:
CSN - Une juste conquête de l'égalité par Sophie Fontaine-Bégin



11. Best short video: SEIU Healthcare - Age means strength | L'âge c’est la force

An Honourable Mention: PSAC AFPC - Demystifying MCS


12. Best narrative video
AUPE - Introduction to Workers' History

Honorable mention: PSAC series on Grassy Narrows



13. Best audio production: PSAC - Make Good on Your Word Campaign

14. Best hard copy promotional material: HEU - Care Can't Wait

Honourable mentions:
Best in recruitment: AMAPCEO
Best in Graphics: ACTRA Directors Chair
Best humanitarian campaign: STEELWool
Best Show of Solidarity: PSAC - 50 years of Solidarity

15. Dennis McGann Stroke-of-Genius Award
USGE:  Illuminating safety
Votre protection en lumière | SESG


Honourable mention:
USW Steelworkers 1998: Steelwool Campaign

16. Best Mobilization material
Répondre au Beau Frère - CSN

Honourable mention: AUPE, PWL Cold Lake Christmas Greetings Video and Card


17. Best Poster - Staff Produced


Best Poster - Volunteer Produced
Unifor Local 5555


18. Best Website - Staff Produced
Fix Phoenix Landing Page - PSAC

Best Website - volunteer produced:
OPSEU 562: opseu562.org

19. Best Website Redesign - Staff Produced:
ONA https://www.ona.org/

Best Website Redesign - Volunteer Produced:
CUPE 1091: cupe1091.com

20. Most innovative online tool:

21. Best use of social media by a union - staff produced:
Hospital Employees Union
On Facebook:
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/HospEmpUnion
On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heu_in_bc/

Honourable mention: SGEU

Best use of social media by a union - volunteer produced:
UNIFOR 199 - Seneca Strike