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

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

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

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


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

Honourable Mention

Staff produced - MoveUP "Fair treatment" by Huw Evans


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


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


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


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
Winner (volunteer produced): USW Local 1998

20. Most innovative online tool

Winner: Unifor Local 88  Unifor Local 88 APP

21. Best Meme

Winner: 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