1060 Lithium Drive
Thunder Bay, ON

Phone: (807) 474-4229
Fax: (807) 475-3128

Unifor Ontario Health Care Council


The Unifor National Council meets three times per year, with hundreds of elected representatives from across the country, and the Ontario Unifor Health Care Council has the opportunity to meet each time. The Executive may meet more often as needs arise.

Eleven Unifor Locals in Ontario represent over 20,000 health care workers in various work places. Guiding principles for the Unifor Health Care Council include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring all levels of government continue to be challenged to provide quality universal public health care and to improve working conditions of Unifor members in hospitals, nursing homes, homes for the aged, ambulance, and community health care agencies.
  • Promoting the coordination and cooperation of campaigns in the health care industry.
  • Promoting and exchanging ideas of common interest to the health care sector membership including common bargaining issues and/or relevant strategies.

Additionally, we meet regularly with the Nova Scotia Health Care Council, and we have worked on mutual projects with the Unifor Retiree's Council, the Ontario Health Coalition, and the National Union. Overall, health care in Ontario and in Canada has faced what has seemed like insurmountable challenges in recent years. Ontario Health Care workers chose Unifor because there is always hope in a union that fights back. Our National Union was the only Union in Canada to convince major employers to jointly sign letters in support of the public, not-for-profit, universal medicare system.

You may not necessarily think Unifor when you think of health care, but we're hoping to change that.