OIFSC is proud to have the following partners

At the Ontario Industrial and Finishing Skills Centre, we work hard to create partnerships with professional organizations in order to provide more opportunities for apprentices.




International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

The IUPAT represents men and women in North America who work in the Finishing Trades of commercial and industrial painting, drywall finishing, glazing, floor covering, sign and trade show/convention display. Learn more.





FTIFinishing Trades Institute (FTI)

The Finishing Trades Institute (FTI) is the education department for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and the Finishing Contractors Association. The FTI’s core purpose is to develop and expand a qualified and competitive work force for the finishing trades industries and oversee the apprenticeship training program where those who wish to enter our trades learn their craft. The FTI not only provides the necessary skills to do the job right the first time, but also provides the training to do it safely. Learn more.  Click here to: Access The FTI’s Learning Management System (LMS).



The Architectural Glass & Metal Contractors Association

AGMCA was established in 1979 to provide a strong and unified voice for Unionized Contractors who, primarily worked in Ontario’s ICI (Industrial Commercial & Institutional) Construction and Building Sectors. Learn more.




The Ontario Painting Contractors Association

OPCA is a not-for-profit trade association since 1976 designated as the Employer Bargaining Agency for the finest Industrial-Commercial-Institutional (ICI) painting and coating contractors in Ontario. Learn more.


Union Health & Dental Centre

The team at the Union Health and Dental Centre takes the time to get to know their patients  to give them the most accurate and appropriate care.  Their website gives you a look into their modern office, where you will receive the best and latest treatment while feeling at home! You can also review the services offered and discuss the treatments available with their team. Be sure to check our blog and social media for the latest updates. Learn more.



Helmets to Hardhats

H2H Canada is a non-profit organization that helps Canadian military veterans and serving reservists build rewarding careers in the unionized construction and maintenance industries. Learn more.


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Heights Development  Heights Development Inc. is a joint venture between Context and Metropia in partnership with Toronto Community Housing for the revitalization project of Lawrence Heights. Through Revitalization, this 100-acre site (40.5-hectares) south of Yorkdale Shopping Centre will be transformed into a vibrant, mixed-income community. Learn more.


Future Building LogoFuture Building is an interactive three-day exhibition that provides young career seekers with the opportunity to experience hands-on activities in all areas of the construction sector. In addition, the exhibition will showcase partnerships of labour and management working together to build Ontario’s future. Learn more.


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Improve Canada has partnered with the OIFSC to provide a hands-on and classroom training venue for the Painter Pre-Apprenticeship.  This state of the art Home Improvement Centre showcases over 400 vendors for home renovation projects. Learn more.




The YMCA takes a holistic approach to community health that embodies all aspects of physical, mental and social well-being. We engage with the community to provide customized programs that support local needs while embracing diversity. The YMCA of Greater Toronto is dedicated to making our communities home to the healthiest children, teens and young adults.  Learn more. 




YWCA LogoYWCA Toronto is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. We help women and girls flee violence, secure housing, find jobs, establish their voices, enhance skills and develop confidence. We offer a range of housing options, employment and training programs, community support programs, girls’ programs and family programs; we also engage in systemic advocacy.  Learn more.