2020 CALM Awards

2020 Award Winners


1. Ed Finn Award for excellence in writing for print

Winner: Staff produced - CAUT The Long Path to Equity 

Honourable mention: Staff produced - BCTF "Reconnecting with the land restores teachers’ spirits after hard emotional labour" by Nancy Knickerbocker

Winner: Volunteer produced - OPSEU Local 110 "I'm OK, So Why Worry?" by Darryl Bedford (page 2)


2. Best Photo

Winner: Staff produced - Toronto Public Library Workers (CUPE Local 4948) "Toronto Labour Day" by Robert Murdoch

Winner: Volunteer produced - MoveUP "Environment committee meeting owls" by Bruce Sarvis


3. The Freeperson Award for best cartoon, illustration or infographic

Winner: Staff produced - Unifor "See the pain behind the cuts"

Honourable mention: Staff produced - MoveUP "Fair treatment" by Huw Evans

Winner: Volunteer produced - SCCC-UQO "Donalda Charron"


4. Morden Lazarus Prize for best editorial, column, or opinion piece that thoughtfully argues labour’s position on an issue

Winner: OPSEU Local 110  "Provincial Government and You" by Whitney Hoth


5. The Cliff Scotton Prize for narrative, video, audio or visual that reflects history, traditions and culture of the labour movement

Winner: Unifor - "Auto industry video"

Honourable mention: UFCW 1518 - "Building Worker Power: The case for organized labour today" by Diana Perez


6. The Fighting Oppression Award for a communications initiative that raises consciousness and contributes to struggles against racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism and other forms of oppression and discrimination.

Winner: PSAC - Trans inclusive workplaces

Towards Inclusion 101 (English) Vers l'inclusion 101 (French)
Towards Inclusion | Vers l’inclusion
Building Trans-Inclusive Workplaces: Bargain. Campaign. Educate (English)  Etre solidaires des travailleuses et travailleurs trans : Négocier. Militer. Informer. (French)


7. Best campaign – can be produced by an ad agency

Winner: Best local campaign - volunteer produced - Unifor 1S - "Hold the line 2.0"
Winner: Best local campaign - staff or agency produced - SEIU-West - "Be fair to those who care"
Winner: Best provincial or national campaign - CUPW - Justice for Foodora Couriers


8. The Katie FitzRandolph Award for best overall regular print publication

Winner (staff produced): ONA - "Frontlines"
Honourable Mention (staff produced): UNA - "News Bulletin"
Winner (volunteer produced): Unifor Local 1285 - "1285 News"

Gagnante (produit en français): SCFP - La Réplique


9. Rosemarie Bahr award for excellence in print layout and design in regular print publication

Winner: (staff produced) - MoveUP - "Local Voice"
Winner: (volunteer produced) - OPSEU InSolidarity - "InSolidarity"


11. Best short video, made for TV broadcast or online distribution.

Winner: Toronto Public Library Workers (CUPE Local 4948) - "Staffless libraries"


12. Best narrative video, or video series documentary

Winner: Unifor - "Unifor National Solidarity Video"


13. Best audio production: radio ad, podcast.

Winner: MoveUP - "Think US Health Insurance"


14. Best hard copy promotional material

Winner: Hospital Employees' Union - "Red Dress Pin"

Honourable Mention: UFCW 1518 - Organizing booklet

15. Dennis McGann Stroke of Genius Award

Winner: Unifor - Save Oshawa


16. Best Poster

Winner: Staff produced - CUPW - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women


Winner: Volunteer produced - CUPE Local 3906 - Free Menstrual Cups


17. Best membership mobilization material

Winner: USW Local 1998 - Sustainable and reusable cutlery


18. Best website content

Winner (staff produced): Unifor www.unifor.org
Winner (volunteer produced): USW Local 1998 www.usw1998.ca


20. Most innovative online tool

Winner: Unifor Local 88  Unifor Local 88 APP


21. Best Meme

Winner: MoveUP - Happy Pi Day



22. Best use of social media by a union

Winner (staff produced): Hospital Employees Union
Winner (volunteer produced): Unifor Local 594


2020 Awards Judges

English writing categories
Emily Leedham

Emily Leedham is an independent labour journalist based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is an editor at RankandFile.ca and hosts a week labour news podcast Rank & File Radio - Prairie Edition. Her work has also appeared in Vice, Briarpatch, Canadian Dimension.

Écriture en français
Émilie Nicolas

Emilie Nicolas est anthropologue, consultante et chroniqueuse pour le Devoir. Engagée pour la justice sociale et reconnue comme bâtisseuse de ponts, Emilie a collaboré à la mise sur pied de Québec inclusif en 2013 et d’une coalition en faveur de l’égalité et contre le racisme systémique au Québec. Ses travaux ont été publiés dans plusieurs revues, magazines et journaux, et elle est souvent invitée à titre de commentatrice par les médias, de formatrice et de conférencière sur les droits de la personne.
PHOTO: Crédits: Daniella Barreto


Online categories
Erica Ifill

Erica Ifill is an activist and economist-turned-entrepreneur who founded 2 businesses determined to address our most pressing political, technological and societal issues from an equity perspective: the Bad + Bitchy podcast, which focuses on politics and society, and Not In My Colour, focusing on technology and digital media.

Erica is also columnist for The Hill Times, where she writes about federal politics, and whose additional bylines include: Macleans, Policy Options and the Globe and Mail.


Design categories
Paige Galette

Haitian, activist and feminist, Paige Galette is passionately involved in political movements fighting for social justice; the labour movement, women's movement, Queer movement and the Black liberation. Although she maintains that she is not a photographer, Paige's image serves on the cover art for the book Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada (Diverlus, Hudson, Ware). Strong advocate of reproductive justice, Paige currently sits on the Community Midwifery Association of Yukon (CMAY) which will see the regulation and implementation of midwifery throughout the Territory. Holding a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences and Political Sciences, Paige also sits on the Yukon Child Care Board, a ministerial appointed bord of the territory.
Broadcast categories

Rob Rousseau

Rob Rousseau is a writer and podcast host from Montreal, Quebec. He is the host and producer of popular Canadian politics podcast 49th Parahell, as well as a new show covering the United States presidential election, The Insurgents. A former professional musician, he has experience working with world-class audio engineers and producers at state-of-the-art studios around the world. His writing has appeared in publications like Paste Magazine, Vice, and Passage.





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