• COVID-19 related pictures and videos

    Posted April 17, 2020

    The IAFF Canadian Office is looking for original (non-copyrighted) photos and short videos of COVID-19 related response from our locals, for future advocacy purposes.

  • PPE Shortages

    Posted April 17, 2020

    In order to assess trends in availability and to best advocate our members’ health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, the IAFF would like to be aware of any shortages of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that affiliates may be experiencing.

  • Message from Muscular Dystrophy Canada

    Posted April 09, 2020

    In response to the COVID-19 situation, Muscular Dystrophy Canada has provided the following message to be shared with our IAFF Canadian leadership:

  • Social Media Messaging and Online Communications Classes

    Posted April 09, 2020

    The IAFF commends local and provincial affiliates for their effective use of social media during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Labour Relations and Related Issues

    Posted April 09, 2020

    At this time the IAFF Canadian Office, in conjunction with District Vice Presidents LeBlanc, Burry and Carter and Canadian Legal Counsel Sean McManus, is actively assisting locals with a number of emerging issues.

  • Mental Health Resources for First Responders

    Posted April 09, 2020

    Affiliates may have noted an e-mail from the IAFF Tuesday with information about free mental health resources for first responders via telephone.

  • Questions and Information Sharing

    Posted April 08, 2020

    The IAFF Canadian Office and Canadian District Vice Presidents will be keeping our Canadian affiliate leadership up to date on issues arising during the COVID-19 pandemic with regular e-mail blasts and with special e-mail bulletins when warranted.

  • Canada invokes Quarantine Act

    Posted March 27, 2020

    In an effort to help contain the rapid spread of COVID-19, Health Minister Patty Hajdu announced yesterday, that the federal Quarantine Act will now be in effect.

  • COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Prioritization – Update

    Posted March 27, 2020

    The IAFF position on PPE, testing and vaccines is that fire fighters who respond to emergency medical calls should be given the same considerations and protections as other frontline healthcare workers.

  • Parliament Passes Emergency Spending Bill

    Posted March 27, 2020

    In an unprecedented effort to bring direct financial aid to Canadians, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau introduced Bill C-13, The COVID-19 Emergency Response Act.