2018 CALM Award Winners
Best writing categories
1. Ed Finn Award for excellence in writing for print
Winner: Staff produced – UFCW Local 1518
“Dangerous Homes: Exploring Violence in Homecare Work” By Diana Perez
Winner: Volunteer produced – OPSEU Local 242
“Teaching and Teetering” By Shannon MacRae
Winner: Staff Produced – UFCW Local 832
Winner: Volunteer Produced – Unifor Local 88
3. The Freeperson Award for best cartoon, illustration or infographic
Winner – Staff produced – Health Sciences Association of Alberta
Winner – Volunteer produced – OPSEU 415
4. Morden Lazarus Prize for best editorial, column, or opinion piece that thoughtfully argues labour’s position on an issue
Winner – British Columbia Teachers’ Federation
Teachers committed to anti-racism education by Glen Hansman
5. The Cliff Scotton Prize for narrative, video, audio or visual that reflects history, traditions and culture of the labour movement
“Remembering Bob White” by Charles Haggart
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.
“Coming Home: Sixties Scoop Survivors Reclaim their Culture” By OPSEU staff and OPSEU Indigenous Mobilization Team
7. Best campaign – can be produced by an ad agency – that exposes an anti-union or anti-social practice.
Winner for Best local campaign – volunteer produced – Hospital Employees Union – United For Fairness bargaining campaign
Winner for Best local campaign – staff or agency produced – Health Sciences Association of Alberta – Hands of Caring
Winner for Best provincial or national campaign – AUPE – Cytotoxic Medications: What You Need to Know
8. The Katie FitzRandolph Award for best overall regular print publication
Winner- Staff produced – Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario – ETFO Voice
Winner – Volunteer produced – OPSEU Local 242: In/Sol
Le Prix Katie-FitzRandolph pour la meilleure publication imprimée
Mention honorable – Un réseau sous pression (Perspectives CSN)
9. Rosemarie Bahr award for excellence in print layout and design in regular print publication
Winner – Staff produced – Hospital Employees’ Union – The Guardian
Winner – Volunteer produced – Unifor Local 88 – Off the line
10. Meilleur article dʼopinion, de nouvelles ou dossier thématique
Gagnante: CSN – Une forme d’exploitation « Made in Québec » – Perspectives CSN – Katerine Desgroseillers
Mention honorable: CSN : Une vie des plus surprenante – Perspectives CSN – Ariane Gagné
11. Best short video, made for TV broadcast or online distribution.
Winner: CUPE Saskatchewan – Join us. Stand against the cuts
12. Best narrative video, or video series documentary
Winner: PSAC – Canada Infrastructure Bank
13. Best audio production: radio ad, podcast.
Winner: Unifor Local 199 – young workers’ podcast
14. Best hard copy promotional material
Winner: AAPS at UBC – Toolkit – Fixing workplace issues, large and small
15. Dennis McGann Stroke-of-Genius Award for the most unusual, innovative, novel communications project.
Winner: Unifor – Six Minute Challenge
16. Best Poster
Winner – staff produced: Unifor
Honourable Mention – staff produced: ETFO
Meilleure affiche – produite par un personnel bénévole – SCCC-UQO
17. Best membership mobilization material
Winner: USW Local 1998 – Bargaining Campaign – cell phone stand
18. Best website content
Winner – Staff produced: UFCW 1006A
Honourable mention – Staff produced: ONA
Winner – Volunteer produced: Unifor Local 88
19. Best website redesign
Winner: Staff produced: AUPE – Direct Impact
Winner: Volunteer produced: Unifor Local 199
20. Most innovative online tool
Winner: United Nurses of Alberta
21. Best use of social media by a union
Winner – Hospital Employees’ Union
Honourable mention – Saskatchewan General Employees’ Union
2018 CALM Award Winners
Writing Judge: Jackie Wong
Jackie Wong is a writer and workshop facilitator in Vancouver, B.C. Her work explores urban health, race, equity, and social change. Her writing on B.C.'s overdose crisis has been published in Maisonneuve and The Tyee, and she facilitates workshops that seek to empower people to engage in creative self-expression and narrative production in response to lived experiences of racism, mental illness, poverty, and addiction.
Online Judge: José Luis Granados Ceja
José Luis Granados Ceja is a freelance writer and photojournalist based in Mexico City, he is dedicated to covering the work of social movements and labour unions throughout Latin America. He has worked for a wide range of outlets – such as teleSUR and the Two Row Times – and in radio as well as print. Before becoming a journalist, he was previously employed as a community development worker and researcher in Toronto. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Seneca College, and the Florestan Fernandes National School, he also recently completed a Certificate in Digital Media Skills at OCAD University.
Design Judge: Rose Ha
Rose Ha is a photographer with a knack for storytelling. Using images to accompany the written word, she's often featured in Our Times magazine and various union publications. As the founder of Photography for Social Good, a non-profit that assist advocacy groups in delivering their message through photographs that compel people to action, she's dedicated to using art in a compelling way. Her love of photography extends to various genias including photojournalism, environmental portraits and lifestyle photography. With her ear to the ground, she's always on the look out for her next collaborator to bring awareness to community and global issues!
Broadcast Judge: Tannara Yelland
Tannara Yelland is an editor and freelance writer in Toronto, Ont., focused on social movements and leftist politics. She has written about labour issues, including strikes and precarious work, for Torontoist and VICE Canada, and her writing has also appeared in Briarpatch, Maisonneuve and Brit + Co. She cohosts the podcast News You Can Use, which examines Canadian politics and current events from a leftist, anti-capitalist perspective.
French Writing Judge: Thierry Bruyère-L'Abbé
Thierry cumule un diplôme en communication politique, un parcours d’auteur-compositeur-interprète et une expérience en tant que réviseur et traducteur dans le milieu culturel. Son bagage multidisciplinaire s’avère utile lorsqu’il se joint à Upperkut en 2013, où il occupe aujourd’hui le poste de coordonnateur au contenu. Son séjour au sein de l’agence de communication lui permettra d’oeuvrer sur de nombreux dossiers progressistes, féministes et environnementalistes, pour des organisations telles que le Collectif 5-10-15, Équiterre, la FAE, la FIQ, L’Itinéraire, Langue du travail et Projet Montréal.