About CALM


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 membership size and starts at $125 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.


For $325 per year, labour-friendly organizations and individuals can receive CALM services. They can’t enter CALM awards.

Find out more about joining CALM.

CALM Board of Directors

Tasia Brown  – president (Public Service Alliance of Canada)
Hamid Osman – treasurer (Unifor)
Deborah Turner-Davis (Yukon Employees’ Union)
Diane Shanner (Unifor Local 1S)
Emily Heikoop (Unifor Local 5555)
Allan Fisher (Unifor Local 88)
Craig Hadley (OPSEU InSolidarity)
Chelsea Connor (RWDSU)
Thi Vu (HEU)
Alexander Delorme (AUPE)
Hugh Poiliot (CUPE)
Brad Walchuk (CUPE 3906)
CALM Editor

Nora Loreto | CALM Editor

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.

CALM Coordinator

Virginia Ridley | CALM Coordinator

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 activist, 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 served as a municipally elected official from 2014-2018.

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

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