In the Community

Local 6500 entered a team in this year's Allan Epps Hockey Challenge to raise money for Miners for Cancer, winning two of their three games.  The event took place January 26-29, 2023.

 On Thursday, January 26th, USW Local 6500 presented a cheque to the Sudbury Food Bank on behalf of the Steelworkers Humanity Fund. 

The Sudbury Food Bank is so important to our community, and with the difficult economic times, not only is the need increasing, but many Sudburians are finding it harder to dig deep into their pockets to help the charitable organizations they are normally committed to. 

Local 6500 president Nick Larochelle said his own father passed away from lung disease and it’s critical to protect today’s miners from debilitating and deadly illness. “Occupational exposure for diesel particulate in Ontario is way too high,” he said. “Tonight is the start of an important lobbying program to get that number down.”

USW Local 6500 honours those children who lost their lives in residential schools and supports survivors on their journey to healing. 

After two years of modified Labour Day events due to the pandemic, Steelworkers were happy to gather to pay tribute to working Sudburians and their families.  (Click "Read More" to view photos...)

On Thursday, August 31st, Local 6500 opened it's facilities to hold a Community Barbecue in support of Miners for Cancer. Donations were accepted in exchange for burgers, hotdogs and other snacks. All funds raised go to patient care, equipment and research at the Northeast Cancer Centre right here in Sudbury.

In addition to donating the space for the event, Local 6500 presented the organization with a cheque to help those in our community who are affected by cancer.  (Click "Read More" to view photo)