LIUNA SUPPORTS COMMUNITIES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

 

LiUNA Local 92 Supports the Local HERO Foundation (Helicopter Emergency Response Organization)

The Local HERO Foundation exists to promote and deliver 24/7 emergency helicopter services for the people of Northeastern Alberta. Using the best aircraft, technologies and aviation practices HERO enables emergency personnel to respond quickly to medical emergencies, search & rescue, law enforcement and environmental damage.

Alberta LiUNA Local 92 is proud to support the Local HERO Foundation and the vital services provided to the people in the Wood Buffalo communities.

Read more on the community programs Local 92 has supported.

LABOURERS' UNION CHARITIES

LUC (Labourers’ Union Charities) is a Local 1611 Committee. LUC was created to partner with Local 1611 membership to identify and support social events, charities, relief efforts and outreach programs in British Columbia that are vital to our membership. LUC has proudly sponsored; Variety The Children’s Charity, MS Society, Food Banks throughout the province, Child Find British Columbia, Alzheimer’s Society, Christmas Bureau, Rajan Sandhu Fundraiser, BC Children’s Hospital and Camp Jubilee to name only a few.

Our Union’s LUC Committee members know that the stronger a community is; the safer, happier and healthier the individuals in that community are.

DOWN SYNDROME RESEARCH FOUNDATION

LiUNA is proud to support the important and groundbreaking work achieved by the Down Syndrome Research Foundation (DSRF).
The mission of the DSRF is to empower individuals with Down syndrome by providing customized educational programs and services which are grounded in foundational research.

Through research the Foundation has been able to implement behavioural assessment and have gained remarkable insight into how people with Down Syndrome process the world around them and through catered programs these individuals have excelled in academia, health and language development.

HELPING COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Throughout Western Canada, LiUNA Locals are contributing to communities through initiatives, local charities, fundraising, volunteering and contributing to events that affect our members.

Some of the outreach support LiUNA Locals 1611, Local 92, Local 180 and Local 1258 have proudly sponsored include;

  • Salvation Army
  • Breast Cancer Research & Foundation
  • Various childrens' camps
  • Various highschool sports teams
  • Red Cross to support tornado, flood and fire relief
  • Food banks
  • Basics for Babies
  • Breakfast Club of Canada

We are continually looking at the needs of the communities we are part of to see how we can assist. Does your community need LiUNA? 

Links

Coronavirus Preparation and Response Fact Sheet - Updated March 20, 2020

The Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America has developed a fact sheet in response to several questions about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). CLICK here for the Coronavirus FACT SHEET. Last updated March 20, 2020

Coronavirus & COVID-19: Preparation and Response

First known as the novel coronavirus, the virus now referred to as COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the number of cases in the U.S. and Canada continues to rise. It’s now critical that everyone does their part to limit the spread of the virus, as people without symptoms or with mild symptoms can still spread the virus to others.

Risk in the U.S. and Canada

Current risk of contracting COVID-19 in the U.S. and Canada varies by community based on the extent of the outbreak and the success of mitigation efforts. About half the people diagnosed with COVID-19 have already recovered. It’s estimated over 80 percent of those infected will experience only mild symptoms.

However, even people at low risk for serious health complications should take steps to protect groups who would be at higher risk if they got the virus.

Risk for more serious health effects is highest among:

Older adults (age 60 and up)
People with underlying health conditions (e.g., heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, cancer)
People with weakened immune systems
The majority of deaths caused by COVID-19 have occurred among people falling into at least one of these higher risk categories.

Transmission & Diagnosis

Transmission: spread primarily through airborne respiratory droplets during coughing and sneezing, but can also be spread through regular breathing. Being in close proximity (less than six feet) to an infected person, especially in enclosed spaces, can result in transmission. Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands, or touching an object with the virus on it, followed by touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands can spread the virus.

Diagnosis: If you suspect you have COVID-19, call your healthcare provider. A lab test may be performed and sent to the CDC.