Category: News

IBEW Christmas Party

$45 **CONTACT HALL** For Tickets **DEBIT*/*CASH** RSVP BY OCT 28th firm Location: 1178 Rainbow St. Doors open at 3pm

Register for 2022 Children’s Christmas Party!

Brothers and Sisters, The IBEW 586 Children’s Christmas Party will be held this December 4, 2022 at the hall. Doors open at 12:00 pm, Santa arrives at 1 pm. Enjoy Lunch, Christmas treats, Crafts, Letter to Santa, Face painting and NEW Activities.  Call the Hall to Register by November 10th 613-741-5664. Volunteers Needed – Great… Read more »

Urgent Appeal for Labour Dispute Solidarity

OPSEU Local 546 TSSA Workers on StrikeSafety inspectors at the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) have been on strike since July 21, 2022. Please see link below for more information. Urgent Appeal for Labour Dispute Solidarity

The 2022 IBEW 586 Golf Tournament!

Brothers and Sisters, It’s summertime and that means it’s time for the 2022 IBEW 586 Golf Tournament! The tournament will be held August 19th at Irish Hills Golf and Country Club. There are 8 foursomes still available. $75 for members – $100 for non-members. Includes registration fee, pop and sandwich, diner and prizes. Please contact… Read more »

Upcoming social committee events

Brothers and Sisters, The social committee would like to tell you about a few events we have coming up. The Daryl Lecuyer softball tournament will be held June 3rd and 4th at Carlington Park. We will have three teams including a A Team, B Team and a mixed team. If interested, please contact: Dave@broderelectric.ca Zach.pugsley@outlook.com… Read more »

IBEW Local Corporate Hockey Tournament – April 1-2 2022

Brothers and Sisters, We hope that you can join us for the IBEW Local Corporate Hockey Tournament on April 1-2 2022. Please see the links below for the tournament schedules, stats and game results. Please note that all game times are approximate. Teams should be prepared to start 15 mins prior to scheduled start time… Read more »

Special Call Meeting March 21st

Brothers and Sisters, SPECIAL CALL MEETING ALLOTMENT OF FUNDS ICI WAGE INCREASE FOR 3 YEARS – MAY 1, 2022 TO APRIL 30, 2025 This will serve as your official notice of the Special Call meeting on Monday March 21st, 2022 at 1178 Rainbow Street, Ottawa.  The special call meeting will follow the general meeting which… Read more »

Pension protection legislation

Brothers and Sisters, Please sign this petition supporting his Private Member’s  Bill C-225 which not only protects pensions, it would also require termination and severance be paid to employees before paying out secured creditors. See link below to learn more.   READ MORE

General Meeting for Tuesday February 22nd

Brothers and Sisters, Our next general meeting scheduled for Tuesday February 22nd, 2022 at 7:00p.m. at the union hall at 1178 Rainbow Street, Ottawa. Proof of double vaccination is required to enter, and a mask must be worn properly the entire time. You must present an official dues receipt paid through to Nov 2021 to be… Read more »

Investigating the Challenges Canadian Women Face Regarding Work PPE

Brothers and Sisters, The Canadian Labour Congress in partnership with The CSA Group (formerly the Canadian Standards Association) is conducting a study to determine the challenges Canadian Women face regarding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the workplace.  The attached documents provide more information including the link to the survey.  Please note that the deadline for… Read more »

RENEW/NextGen delegation for the 40th International Convention

Brothers and Sisters, The 40th International Convention is taking place in Chicago, Illinois May 9-13, 2022 and a RENEW/NextGen delegation has been invited to participate. The First District has been allocated 13 spots, one for every province and territory. Young worker delegates must be born in 1986 or later and be an IBEW member in… Read more »

IBEW International Conference National Anthem Contest

Brothers and Sisters, First District Office is holding a competition for one lucky member to sing the Canadian national anthem at our 40th IBEW International Convention. Interested applicants can send a video of themselves singing our bilingual national anthem by March 4, 2022. The chosen member will be flown to Chicago on Friday, May 6,… Read more »

January General Meeting Cancelled

Brothers and Sisters, Due to the province’s increased Covid-19 restrictions, we will not be having the General Meeting for this January, the 17th.

Stand up for Skill Trades

  Brothers and Sisters, Please see the links below to learn more about getting more tax deduction for skilled trades workers!   Stand Up for Skilled Workers Stand Up for Skilled Workers (French)

New storage containers for 586!

  Brothers and Sisters, IBEW Local 586 is expanding our training programs, and that means making more room. Watch as we lift our new storage containers into their new home. VIDEO

General Meeting October 18th

Brothers and Sisters, Our next general meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 18th, 2021. It will be held at the Centurion Conference & Event Center at 170 Colonnade Road South, Ottawa. To be admitted into the general meeting, you must present an official dues receipt and proof of dual vaccination. Once admitted, social distancing will… Read more »

Free Certi-Fire Training Tuition for IBEW Members

The Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) along with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Construction Council of Ontario (IBEW CCO) is offering a limited-time opportunity of FREE Certi-Fire Fire Alarm & Protection Certification Tuition! Read More

General Meeting September 20th

Brothers and Sisters, We have a general meeting scheduled for Monday September 20th, 2021 that will be held at the Centurion Conference & Event Center at 170 Colonnade Road South, Ottawa. To be admitted in the general meeting, you must present an official dues receipt, a negative Covid-19 test done within 72 hours or proof… Read more »

IBEW 586 Main Phone Line Down

Brothers and Sisters, We are still experiencing technical difficulties with our phone lines. If you call the main phone line, you will go straight to voice mail. The following numbers are still functional: (613) 741 – 5665 (613) 744 – 7092 1-800-363-6846 We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are doing everything we… Read more »

New Office Covid Policy

Brothers and Sisters, Due to the ongoing pandemic and keeping in mind the Health and Safety of our members and office staff, the following measures have been put in place at the hall and training centre.  In order to enter the buildings, you must be: Double vaccinated If you are coming to sign the out… Read more »

Labour Day 2021!

Brothers and Sisters, Please join us Monday, September 6th for Ottawa’s 2021 Labour Day Parade! This event will be held in person and will be adhering to Ottawa Public Health protocols. In order to help us prepare for proper social distancing, please contact to office and let them know you plan on attending and make… Read more »

2021 June Update

Brothers and Sisters, As COVID -19 persists, our inability to hold monthly general meeting remains. To help us stay connected and inform our membership, we will be releasing these short videos to help provide you with the most up to date information as possible. Please share and enjoy! VIDEO

Free 2021 Canadian Code Update courses

Brothers and Sisters, As part of an initiative with the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, CSA is providing 11 no charge eLearning courses for Ontario residents (3 are related to the Canadian Electrical Code). Providing complimentary access is intended to increase compliance and assist with the economic recovery. Included below is the… Read more »

A Virtual Tour of Chaudière Falls!

Brothers and Sisters, Check out the links below to learn some history of Chaudière Falls and take a virtual tour!   READ MORE VIRTUAL TOUR

Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit

Brothers and Sisters, Please see the button below to learn more about the Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit and how you may be eligible for up to three days of paid infectious disease emergency leave because of certain reasons related to COVID-19.  READ MORE

Ontario Expands COVID-19 Vaccination Booking for More People

Brothers and Sisters, The past year has been long and strenuous. COVID-19 has touched all of our lives with isolation, illness and sadly for some, loss of life. With vaccinations ramping up, we are finally beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel.  As of Monday, May 3, 2021, at 8:00 a.m.,… Read more »

April – A message from John Bourke and Braydon Potter

Brothers and Sisters, As COVID -19 persists, our inability to hold monthly general meeting remains. To help us stay connected and inform our membership, we will be releasing these short videos to help provide you with the most up to date information as possible. Please share and enjoy!   Video

2021 National Day of Mourning April 28th

Brothers and Sisters, This year’s National Day of Mourning Virtual Ceremony will be commencing at 12:30pm on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The Ottawa and District Labour Council is asking affiliates/friends wishing to lay a virtual rose to please advise the ODLC at jennifer@ottawalabour.org by April 16th,  to ensure your name and/or Local union appears in the Virtual… Read more »

Job line currently down

Brothers and Sisters, Due to technical difficulties, the job line is down. You can still view available jobs on the website and by calling into the hall and dialling the following extensions: 250 – For in-town jobs 251 – For out of town jobs We apologize for this inconvenience and are working to get the… Read more »

March – A message from John Bourke and Braydon Potter

Brothers and Sisters, As COVID-19 persists, our inability to hold monthly general meetings remains. To help us stay connected and inform our membership, we will be releasing these short videos to help provide you with the most up to date information as possible. Please share and enjoy! VIDEO

An International Women’s Day Series – Free Pin Giveaway

Check out Powering Communities series on women in the electrical trade! The third article in the International Women’s Day series is now live! Please see the button below for more information. READ MORE   In celebration of the upcoming International Women’s Day (March 8th), the CCO is giving away free vintage pins! Please see the… Read more »

Unionized Construction Work is Safe Work!

The Ontario Construction Secretariat has released the findings Institute for Work and Health: Updating a study of the union effect on safety in the ICI construction sector. The study confirms the “Union Safety Effect”: Building trades unions in Ontario’s ICI construction sector are 31% safer when compared to non-union firms!   Read More

IBEW CCO COVID-19 Update: January 29

Please see below the most recent updates on the federal and provincial governments’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

Big thanks to the participants of IBEW Online Bingo!

Big thanks to everyone who participated in IBEW 586 Online Bingo and a special shout out to our host Colin Guillas! We had a great time and we are planning on hosting another online bingo night in March. Please stay tuned for more details!

IBEW Proud Moments

Brothers and Sisters, Please see the link below to take part in “IBEW Proud Moments”. Members are invited to share a moment that made them proud to be part of the IBEW.  There are two ways to share: Photo (selfie) wearing their hard hat and including a caption which outlines their IBEW Proud Moment (150… Read more »

IBEW 1st District Scholarships 2020-2021

Are you or a family member enrolled in or currently in pursuit of a post-secondary diploma or degree (applied to and/or accepted by institution)? IBEW Canada is offering five $1,000 scholarships. Check out the link below for more details and to apply. The deadline is February 12th! IBEW 1st District Scholarship Letter IBEW 1st District… Read more »

IBEW 586 Relay Draw Results!

The winning numbers for the IBEW 586 Relay Draw will be announced on December 28th at 6pm. Please see the link below on this coming Monday to see if you’ve won a prize! VIEW  

December – A message from John Bourke and Braydon Potter

Brothers and Sisters, As COVID-19 persists, our inability to hold monthly general meetings remains. To help us stay connected and inform our membership, we will be releasing these short videos to help provide you with the most up to date information as possible. Please share and enjoy! VIDEO

IBEW 586 Holiday Relay Draw!

Brothers and Sisters, With all the challenges we faced this year from Covid-19, we did not want the holidays to pass without some kind of celebration. So we decided to host our first ever IBEW 586 Holiday Relay Draw! Please check your December relay for your chance to win some terrific prizes. If you have… Read more »