A union for everyone, with pride


Save the date: Unifor’s 2023 Pride Conference will take place on April 28-30 of this year!

The conference will be held at the Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario and will be  open only to members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

The Pride Conference is a bilingual event for lesbian, gays, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit, intersex (2SLGBTQIA+) members to gain skills and build knowledge. Allies’ activism and support is important for campaigns and progress year-round, but this conference is a space for members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community to work together. The last conference was hosted in 2019, so we are excited for members to be welcomed back to the Centre and to the community this spring.

Register now!

A union for everyone, with pride. We'll be at LGBTQ events in citites and towns acoss the counctry this summer.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Unifor unites with a global movement in acknowledging November 20 as the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). This is a day to come together to recognise those whose lives have been taken due to due to anti-trans violence.

All members should work to be active allies to stop the violence against transgender people and to build caring communities and a more inclusive union. Taking action to end this violence is our shared responsibility.

Unifor encourages members to participate in the following three ways: 

  1. Attend a vigil on November 20 and say their names. Many TDOR vigils include the reading of the names of people lost to anti-trans violence. This is an important memorial to victims around the world.
  2. Include a moment of silence for murdered trans people at your next union event or meeting. Take time to pause and recognise those that have been taken by this violence, and commit to continue to work against it as a union.
  3. Support trans people in your union and community. Print and share the “6 ways you can be an ally” poster. Read and follow the steps to end hate and stop transphobia.

Download and share the new Transgender Day of Remembrance poster here (PDF) and shareable, linked to below.

Not one more. Stop violence against transgender people. Build inclusive communities. November 20: Trans day of Remembrance.


Unifor Pride Committee Representatives

British Columbia Region: Danni Fitzpatrick (Local 111), Patricia Hargreaves, (Local 2020), Dustin Dill (Local 4276)

Prairie Region: Sherwin Antonio (Local 531)

Ontario Region: Deanne Smith (Local 25), Denise  Keefe (Local 222), Paige Maylott, (Local 5555)

Quebec Region: Éric Robert (Local 2010), Alexandre Bernier Caron (Local 728)

Atlantic Region:  Mark Stillwell (Local MWF-1), Martin Melanson (Local 2002), Ky Rees (Local 2002)

Staff Liaison Quebec: Shanou Desilets

Staff Liaison National: Billy O'Neil, Sarah McCue


Unifor is committed to representing all of our members and creating safer and fairer workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (2SLGBTQIA+) union members.

We're proud of the work we do to confront homophobia and transphobia in the workplace. Unifor advocates for the Pride community in Canada. Unifor actively participates in Pride parades and hold national Pride conferences.

May 17 Poster in PDF.

You’ve got rights – we’ll stand up for them. Click here for our pride leaflet.

Order your Pride material here.

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