Chapter 1 Toronto, 25 Cecil St.

Chapter 1 Toronto, 25 Cecil St.

  1. Are you a retired Steelworker? Stay active with the union through the Steelworker Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR).

SOAR is open to all United Steelworkers retirees, their spouses, widows or widowers. 

• You'll stay connected, maintaining friendships and making new ones.
• You'll know where you or your local chapter can turn to for assistance.
• Your voice, along with thousands of others, will have an impact on decisions affecting retirees.
• Your concerns will be heard at our union's district, national and international conferences.
• You'll have access to group insurance for retirees, including home, auto and travel insurance. 

SOAR meets monthly on the last Tuesday of the month at 25 Cecil Street. Contact Elaine at 416.977.7274 to get involved.

Chapter 1 Invites You To Join

Monthly Update: February 27th, 2018

The meeting opened with the role call of officers, all Present with the exception of the Recording Secretary ( ill ) John Humphrey sat in on Hollis's behalf.

There was a social update given: the upcoming Casino Trip was discussed  A Fallsview casino trip in April to include a tour of                                wine country.

Date: April 25th, 2018  Last day to sign up has been set for April 18th.

Cost: $10.00 which is reimbursed as casino dollars when you get to the Casino.


Financial report was given by  Treasurer Linda Urquhart, it was M/S/C

Doug Macpherson ( National Coordinator for Soar ) Gave an update on the unifor situation at the CLC. There has been some discussions amongst the retiree organizations as to how to proceed with this blatant bastardizaton of the constitution. Doug wil keep everyone updated as we move forward. The raiding attempts by Uifor were also discussed by doug bringing the group up to speed on the real ulterior motive for the moves Unifor is making at the labour organisations.


Guest Speaker Pamela Houston visited the group to discuss some issues about Black History from her perspective. Pamela gave a beautiful presentation from her own personal family history to the history of the Underground railroad. She spoke of how her mom from Owen sound met her father from North Buxton in the Chatham Kent area.

Pamela reviewed with the group different sites throughout Toronto and explained their historical significance. Pamela included personal stories as well as photos to help the group get a close up and personal feeling of her family and the history that her family holds.

The group was very appreciative of her time and thank her for taking the time to speak to us today.

With no further business the 50/50 draw took place and the meeting was adjourned and lunch was served.



Soar Chapter 1

Monthly Meeting and Events for 2018

Tuesday January 30th , 2018                 11:00am Monthly Meeting

Tuesday February 27th, 2018               11:00am Monthly Meeting

Tuesday March 27th, 2018                    11:00am Monthly Meeting

Tuesday April 24th, 2018                      11:30am Spring Luncheon

Tuesday May 29th , 2018                  11:00am Monthly Meeting

Tuesday June 26th, 2018                       11:00am Monthly Meeting