The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of
Canada or “UACanada” as it is commonly known is a multi-craft union whose members are engaged
in the fabrication, installation and servicing of piping systems. There are approximately 52,000 highly- skilled United Association members who belong to 37 individual local unions across Canada.

This policy applies to all of UACanada, including its affiliated Local Unions, and is intended to explain how UA Canada uses social media in support of its mandate and communication needs. It also outlines the UACanada’s approach to participating in social media. The UACanada uses social media to help inform its membership and the public about its activities, programs and services. The UACanada will do its best to respond to social media posts mentioning or addressing UACanada.

This social media policy is designed to allow all users to share their opinions and ideas. Disagreements and constructive arguments are part of the discussions; however, abusive, intolerant or insulting comments will not be tolerated and will be removed by the UACanada. By choosing to submit a comment to one of the UACanada’s online websites or social media websites, you are indicating that you accept our terms of use.

Accordingly, we reserve the right to remove comments that are:

  • racist, hateful, sexist, homophobic, slanderous,
  • insulting or involve questionable conduct in regards to a person,
  • aggressive, rude, coarse, violent, obscene, profane or pornographic in nature,
  • offensive or abusive to an individual or organization,
  • used for advertising or promotional purposes,
  • repetitive or spamming threads,
  • not directly related to the discussion thread.

As a final matter, members and other users should be aware that the names, logos, websites and other publications of the UA and UACanada constitute the intellectual property of the UA and UACanada.  The UA and UACanada reserve the right to take action to the extent allowable by law to combat the unauthorized use of its intellectual property, including representations or suggestions by an individual that the individual’s views are, or reflect, the views of the UA or UACanada, or that an individual’s online or social media website is sanctioned or affiliated in some way with the UA or UACanada.  Violations of this paragraph can be prevented by requesting the authorization of the UA or UACanada before using its intellectual property and by making clear in discussions and on personal websites relating to the UA or UACanada that you are sharing your personal views and are not speaking on behalf of the UA or UACanada.

We thank you for taking the time to share your ideas and opinions with UACanada. Should you have any questions about this policy or about the UACanada, please contact us at:

Office of John Telford
Director of Canadian Affairs, UA
225 Metcalfe Street, Suite 600
Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 1P9
Phone:  613-565-1100
email:    socialmedia(at)