Relay Newsletter

Relay Newsletter - August 2022

Dear Brothers & Sisters, 

I am very pleased to announce an exciting new development for IBEW Local 586 – We have officially been recognized as a Training Delivery Agent (TDA) for the Construction and Maintenance Electrician trade (309A) and Network Cabling Specialist trade (631A).

These two accreditations will now allow IBEW Local 586 to become a Trade School. This will allow us to train our own 309A electrical apprentices and 631A communication workers. As of this moment, IBEW Local 586 is the only non-college TDA for the 309A in Ontario. Due to these new developments, we have commissioned a Consulting Firm to do a feasibility study on our property to assess the possibility of renovation and increasing our square footage to accommodate the Trade School.

I would like to congratulate all the members that have taken the Code Book Update course. We have had 60 members that have taken the course so far this year. This is an impressive number and one of the reasons why the IBEW is successful. We need to be the best trained, keeping up with new Code Book rules is one of the best ways to do so. This course is held virtually or in-person. This blended learning allows us to teach more members and allows members who live in remote areas the ability of taking the courses in their own homes. I would encourage the entire membership to read the back of the relay and sign up for courses as they become available.

I would like to thank the Education Department for their hard work and dedication in continuously pursuing a higher standard of training for our members.

Yours in solidarity,
Brother John Bourke/Business Manager/Financial Secretary

Chers confrères et consœurs,

C’est avec beaucoup de plaisir que j’annonce un nouveau développement excitant pour la section locale 586 de la FIOE – Nous avons été officiellement reconnus comme agent de prestation de formation (APF) pour le métier d’électricien de construction et d’entretien (309A) et le métier de spécialiste en câblage de réseau (631A).

Ces deux accréditations permettront à la section locale 586 de la FIOE de devenir une école de métiers. Cela nous permettra de former nos propres apprentis électriciens 309A et nos travailleurs en communication 631A. En ce moment, la section locale 586 de la FIOE est la seule école de métiers non collégiale pour la formation 309A en Ontario. En raison de ces nouveaux développements, nous avons demandé à une société d’experts-conseils de réaliser une étude de faisabilité sur notre propriété afin d’évaluer la possibilité de rénovation et d’augmentation de notre superficie en pieds carrés pour accueillir l’école de métiers.

Je tiens à féliciter tous les membres qui ont suivi le cours de mise à jour de l’Ontario Electrical Safety Code. Jusqu’à présent, 60 membres ont suivi ce cours cette année. C’est un nombre impressionnant et l’une des raisons du succès de la FIOE. Nous devons être les mieux formés, et nous tenir au courant des nouvelles règles de l’Ontario Electrical Safety Code est l’une des meilleures façons d’y parvenir. Ce cours peut être dispensé virtuellement ou en personne. Cet apprentissage mixte nous permet d’enseigner à un plus grand nombre de membres et donne aux membres qui vivent dans des régions éloignées la possibilité de suivre les cours chez eux. J’encourage tous les membres à lire le verso du relais et à s’inscrire aux cours dès qu’ils seront disponibles.

J’aimerais remercier le département de l’éducation pour son travail acharné et son dévouement dans la poursuite constante d’une norme de formation plus élevée pour nos membres.

En toute solidarité,
Confrère John Bourke/gérant d’affaires/secrétaire financier


Article XXI – Members in Arrears
Sec. 1. No member is entitled to notice of the monthly or quarterly dues of his L.U., nor of arrearages, but must take notice when payment is due.

Is your dues receipt included with this newsletter?  If not, call Micheline to find out why!!

Our next general meeting scheduled for Monday August 15th, 2022 at 7:00p.m. at the union hall at 1178 Rainbow Street, Ottawa.  You must present an official dues receipt paid through to June 2022 to be admitted. No dinner or alcohol will be served, only refreshments will be available. (Starting in September, dinner will be served at 5pm) / La prochaine Assemblée prévue lundi le 15 août 2022 à 7h00 pm au bureau de l’union à 1178 rue Rainbow, Ottawa. Vous devez présenter votre reçu officiel couvrant au moins le mois de juin 2022. Aucun dîner ou alcool ne sera servi, seulement des rafraîchissements seront disponibles. (A partir de septembre, le dîner sera servi à 17h00)



The office has summer hours and will close at 1pm starting Friday May 6th, 2022


The next Retiree’s meeting will be held on Monday August 15th, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. La prochaine rencontre sera lundi le 15 août 2022 à 10h00. Pour participer, vous devez être doublement vacciné


NexGen: Next meeting will be held via ZOOM on September 12th, 2022 at 6:30pm. Please contact Alex Chapman at 613-294-5389 for further details. La prochaine réunion aura lieu via ZOOM le 12 septembre 2022 à 18h30. Veuillez contacter Alex Chapman au 613-294-5389 pour plus de détails.

Ideal – National Championship Elite Electricians: Show off your skills for the chance to represent Canada’s IBEW at the championship weekend this November in Tampa, FL. Official qualifying event August 25, 2022 – 11am – 2pm

Children’s Christmas Party: December 4, 2022 – 1178 Rainbow St, Ottawa, ON, K1J 6X7. 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 for high school students to obtain volunteering hours.

Labour Day Parade: September 5th, 2022 11am at City Hall Volunteers needed – Please call the hall


5Yrs: Adam Agina, Joel Aube, Nathaniel Barton, Tyler Baskin, Eric Bellemare, Jonathan Berube,
Sean Bolster, Zachary Borutskie, Ryan Bray, Michael Bulhoes, Troy Burns, Don Burton, Daniel Cefaloni, Francis Chabot, Keith Charlebois, Kyle Couvieau, Matt Cress, Brad Davies, David Dupuis, Karl Ehrl, Conor Figley, Kurt Fraser, Olivier J Gingras, Bryan Hawkins, Brandon Hayes, Matthieu Houle, Josh Jacobs, Stephanie Kirkpatrick, Martin Lamarre, Mario-Junio Larabie, Jean-Rene Lariviere, Terry Lasalle, Alexandre Leclair, Carter Lundberg, Robert Mahoney, Evan Mallette, Micheal Marcil, Bronson McDonald, Travis Meredith, Daniel Millaire, Tristan Morgan, Ryan O’Connor, Matthew, Palmer, Jake Partner, Jonathan Priddle, Greg Prins, Jesse Rodden, Adam Scarabelli, Colton Scissons, Matthew Scott, Brandon Seymour, James Shaver, Mark A Sheldrick, Robert Slade, Spencer Smith, Jordon Stewart, Jason Thomas, Jean-Roch Vaillancourt, Andrew Wytenburg, Dylan Zavitske
10Yrs: Pierre-Luc Fournel, Maxime Groulx, Jonathan Hamelin, Francis Paquette-Miner
15Yrs: Patrick Legault
20Yrs: Stephen Cochrane, Pierre Joly
40Yrs: Danny Bryson, Mark Charron, Michael Durnin, Pat Hunt, Brian Lafreniere
55Yrs: Rodney H Cummings
60Yrs: Bryan A Dodd, Jean P Lafontaine


WHMIS UPDATE can be completed online. Please contact the hall for further information.


  • Mon/Wed 5:30 to 8:30pm
  • Nov 2rd to Dec 14th


  • Mon/Wed 5:30 to 8:30pm
  • Nov 2nd to Dec 14th


  • Mon/Wed 5:30 to 8:30pm
  • Nov 9th to Dec 14th


  • Tues/Thurs 5:30 to 8:30pm
  • Sept 1st to Oct 18th


  • Tues/Thurs 5:30 to 8:30pm
  • Nov 1st to Dec 8th


  • Fridays 12:30 to 3:30pm
  • Sept 9th to Oct 21st



  • Tues/Thurs 5:30 to 8:30pm
  • Sept 8th to Oct 18th

First Aid CPR (8 hours)

  • Tues/Thurs 5:30 to 9:00pm
  • Aug 16th & Aug 18th


  • Tues/Thurs 5:30 to 8:30pm
  • Nov 3th to Dec 13th

2021 ONTARIO CODE UPDATE (2 nights)

  • Tues/Wed 5:30 to 8:30pm
  • July 26th & July 27th


But can be purchased when registering for $100.00

Hoisting and Rigging

  • Tues/Wed 5:30 to 9:00pm
  • Aug 23rd & Aug 24th


  • Fri/Sat
  • Aug 12th from 12:30 to 4:00pm &
    Aug 13th from 8:00am to 4:00pm


PRE-SCHOOL Classes are “MANDATORY” for ALL apprentices

** We have begun scheduling class once again **

CALL US – 2 to 3 Months “BEFORE” it Expires to Register

All members who are needing to update their WHMIS can access the instructions and link for the FREE VUBIZ training through the IBEW 586 members portal.
Step 1: Log in to your member portal on the IBEW 586 website. If you have not set up an account yet follow the steps and set one up.
Step 2: Once logged into the members area, on the right-hand column select the link to access Online WHMIS Training and follow the instructions as follows.
*** For Probationary members, it will be asking for a membership card number which you do not have yet. Instead, use your phone number or postal code. Something you will remember as a username.
If you have any questions regarding this, please call the Hall.