The Craft Brewery Workers’ Alliance of Canada (CBWAC) is a collective of brewery workers committed to improving working conditions, promoting equity, and fostering a respectful, collaborative culture throughout our industry. We believe that these changes can best be brought about by building collective power amongst workers in breweries across Canada. Together we are stronger and can change our industry for the better.
What do we do?
We host meetups, online watch parties, unionization and organizing workshops, and provide educational and legal resources on topics of labour rights, discrimination, pay equity, harassment, health & safety, and much more. We’re always open to new ideas and projects.
How can you get involved?
Glad you asked, there are plenty of ways to get involved with CBWAC!
Volunteer to host a meet-up! We regularly host in person meetups across Canada. Currently, we host monthly’s in these cities and surrounding areas in: Vancouver, BC and Toronto, ON. We are looking for members to host in PEI, New Foundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, as well as Halifax, NS; Montreal, QC; Ottawa, ON; London, ON; Guelph, ON; Winnipeg, MB; Saskatoon, SK; Calgary, AB; Edmonton, AB; Victoria, BC; and Kelowna, BC.
Send us an email to get in touch to host a meet-up!
Volunteer to canvas, poster, or collect industry survey results. We’re collecting data about pay equity, managerial overreach, average salaries, health & safety, wage theft, and more. This survey is intended to gauge the interests and attitudes of workers in Canada’s craft brewing sector in order to use them in the planning and implementation of programs and actions. As recent revelations of bigotry, sexual misconduct, and managerial overreach have reiterated, craft brewing is not exempt from the unsafe and abusive conditions that characterize many industries. By sharing your experiences with CBWAC you will be adding your voice to a growing movement to build organizational capacity and collective power amongst Canada’s brewing workers.