2020 Sponsors

CLiFF has a volunteer board and no regular funding. We rely on the generous donations from worker organizations and individuals to run the festival each year.

We are so happy to have your support!

If you would like to contribute to CLiFF 2021, or you know an organization that would, email us at info@labourfilms.ca.

2020 Producer Level Sponsors

IATSE Local 58

The members of International Alliance Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 58 provide professional staging services to the Toronto entertainment, convention, and trade show industries. Their members have a wealth of experience in set construction, sound, video, lighting systems of all specifications.


The Public Service Alliance of Canada represents more than 200,000 workers in every province and territory in Canada and in locations around the world. Our members work for federal government departments and agencies, Crown Corporations, universities, casinos, community services agencies, Aboriginal communities, airports, and the security sector among others.

2020 Associate Producer Level Sponsors

CUPW National

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) is a labour union that represents members who work for Canada Post as letter carriers, rural and suburban mail carriers, postal clerks, mail handlers and dispatchers, technicians, mechanics and electricians, as well as cleaners, couriers, drivers, vehicle mechanics, warehouse workers, printers, emergency medical dispatchers and other workers in the private sector.

Society of United Professionals

Thank you image to the Society of United Professionals for sponsoring the 2020 Film Festival

The Society of United Professionals is an Ontario union that represent more than 8,500 professionals, including engineers, scientists, lawyers, and administrative professionals. Society members can be found in workplaces such as Hydro One, Ontario Power Generation, Bruce Power, Ontario Energy Board, IESO, Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic, Aboriginal Legal Services, Legal Aid Ontario, National Judicial Institute, and more.

2020 Director Level Sponsors


CWACanada the oldest and only all-media union in Canada, with about 6,000 members in 17 Locals across the country. They represent workers in the communications industry – including news services, digital media, radio, television, newspapers, print shops, and mailing operations. Their members can be found everywhere from the front door to the back shop, working in administration, customer service, sales, staff support, production, distribution and, of course, the newsroom.


The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) represents educational assistants, continuing education teachers and instructors, psychologists, secretaries, speech-language pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel, attendance counselors and many other education professionals.

Peel Regional Labour Council

The Peel Regional Labour Council is the voice of labour in the Peel Region. Situated just west of Toronto, we represent affiliates from Brampton, Bolton, Caledon, Georgetown, Mississauga, and sections of Port Credit. Local unions from these areas come together at Labour Council and work closely with community partners to maintain and strengthen health care, public education system and to protect our social programs.


Unifor is Canada’s largest private sector union, with over 300,000 members in a diverse range of sectors, across the country. Unifor represents members that work in nearly every industry in the private and public sector. Some Unifor local unions have membership that span the country, from coast to coast to coast.

2020 Associate Director Level Sponsors


AMAPCEO is an Ontario union representing 14,000 professional employees. Members include: policy analysts, financial analysts, auditors, economists, mediators, arbitrators, educators, information technology professionals, scientists, chaplains, veterinarians, program supervisors, child and youth advocates, clinical coordinators, psychiatric patient advocates, media relations and communications officers, epidemiologists, arts granting officers and many others.

Confederation of Canadian Unions

The Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU) is the nation’s largest federation of independent labour unions. The CCU is dedicated to the establishment of a democratic, independent Canadian labour movement free of the influence of American-based international unions. The CCU includes almost 20,000 members in four affiliated unions, in both the public and private sector.

Edmonton & District Labour Council

The Edmonton & District Labour Council is chartered by the Canadian Labour of Congress and affiliated to the Alberta Federation of Labour. They are comprised of many Edmonton and area unions. Their members work in various levels of government federal, provincial and municipal, school boards, hospitals, nursing homes, offices hotel, retail stores and the steel, auto, chemical, energy, paper, communications, print, airline, postal, meatpacking, garment, food and other industries.

Toronto Firefighters

Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association, IAFF Local 3888, to represent over 3,000 women and men employed by the Toronto Fire Services.



Toronto Workers’ History Project

The Toronto Workers History Project (TWHP) is a large group of workers, unionists, professors, students, artists, teachers, librarians, educators, researchers, community activists, and retirees dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the history of working people in Toronto. They are committed to bringing to light the experiences of working people and their contributions as individuals and collectively and aim to make these stories available through a variety of media for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.