Canada Council Bylaws



The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America has chartered Locals and District Councils in all parts of Canada, as well as Provincial Councils in most Provinces; and


Federal and Provincial legislative programs are more now than ever having an, and in most instances an adverse, impact upon the United Brotherhood’s members in Canada; and


The Canadian Building Trades Conferences and the Canadian Congress conventions are adopting policies and actions which also have a direct impact upon the United Brotherhood in Canada; and


A united stand by the United Brotherhood in Canada is needed now more than ever to achieve the maximum strength to influence government legislation and to participate to the fullest in central labour bodies ; and


A summary of the aims and objectives of the Brotherhood are to encourage the apprenticeship system, and to improve the quality of life of working people through organizing, collective bargaining, education, health and safety, and legislative changes; and


Delegates to the 1993 Constitution Convention of the United Brotherhood approved the chartering of a Canada Council:

Therefore be it resolved

That every Provincial Council, District Council and Local Union be encourage to support and participate in the activities of the Canada Council.

Article I – Name of Organization

This organization, a duly charted body of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, shall be known as the Canada Council.

Article II – Aims and Objectives

The aim and objectives of the Canada Council shall be:

  • to advance the interests of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America in Canada;
  • to develop a united position of all levels of the Brotherhood in Canada on matters affecting the members of the Brotherhood in Canada;
  • to develop united positions of Brotherhood delegates to central labour bodies;
  • to co-ordinate the interests of the affiliates of the Canada Council and to promote harmony and solidarity within the organization;
  • to encourage full affiliation of all chartered Local Unions to Provincial Councils in their respective jurisdictions;
  • to disseminate information to all affiliates of the Canada Council on collective agreements and contractors operating on an inter-provincial or national basis;
  • to arrange for exchange of information on provincial and national legislative activities in the respective jurisdictions, and to work co-operatively to combat or prevent anti-labour legislation;
  • to present briefs and make representations at the federal level of government on matters affecting members of the United Brotherhood in Canada.

Article III – Our Principles

The Canada Council pledges full support to the Objects and Principles of the United Brotherhood as laid down in its Constitution and Laws.

Canada Council Executive Officers

Martyn Piper

Executive Secretary Treasurer
Alberta and Northwest Territories Regional Council
200-15210 123rd Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T5V 0A3
Phone: (780) 474-8599
Fax: (780) 474-8910

Ian McIsaac
Secretary Treasurer

Executive Secretary Treasurer
Millwrights Regional Council of Ontario

79 Sunrise Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M4A 1A9
Phone: (416) 757-5161
Fax: (416) 757-0183

Jason Rowe
Vice President

Executive Secretary Treasurer
Prairie Arctic Regional Council of Carpenters
87 Cole Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2L 1J3
Phone: (204) 774-1609
Fax: (204) 786-6811

Wayne Cox
Vice President

Executive Secretary Treasurer
B.C. Regional Council of Carpenters
210 – 2750 Quadra Street
Victoria, British Columbia, V8T 4E8
Phone: (250) 383-8116
Fax: (250) 383-1603

Kelvin Goebel
Vice President

Prairie Arctic Regional Council of Carpenters

418, 50th Street E
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan  S7K 6L7
Phone: (306) 382-4355
Fax: (306) 382-5828

Gus Doyle
Vice President

Executive Secretary Treasurer Atlantic Canada Regional Council

PO Box 3040
Paradise, NL A1L 3W2
Phone: (709) 364-5430
Fax: (709) 364-5486

Mike Yorke
Vice President

Carpenters Local 27 Toronto
1-222 Rowntree Dairy Road
Woodbridge, Ontario  L4L 9T2
Phone: (905) 652-4140
Fax: (905) 652-4139

James E. Smith
Canadian District Vice President

5799 Yonge Street, Suite 807
Willowdale, Ontario M2M 3V3
Phone: (416) 225-8885
Fax: (416) 225-5390