About Us

Helmets to Hardhats Canada

Who we are

Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) Canada is a registered non-profit organization that has been providing second career opportunities within Canada's Building Trade Unions to the military-affiliated community for over a decade. We ensure the military community is connected to careers with the best industry wages, benefits and pension plans. At the same time, Canada's Unions and employers receive highly motivated, trained and dedicated employees to add to their workforce. H2H is recognized as a leading service provider by the Government of Ontario, the Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Canada.

Phone (613) 238-2300
Toll-free: (855) 238-9707

Email Please include your name and contact info

72 Chamberlain Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1S 1V9

Hours of Operation
1000 - 1700h EST

Our Mission

The mission of Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) is to support Veterans, reservists, senior cadets, military family members and Afghan Nationals with an enduring relationship to Canada in finding a meaningful second career in the unionized construction industry. H2H builds civilian careers for the military community by simplifying and expediting the process for Veterans to continue serving their communities, this time, through the skilled trades and apprenticeship opportunities.

Our Vision

The vision for Helmets to Hardhats is to transition as many Veterans, reservists, senior cadets, family members and Afghan Nationals with an enduring relationship to Canada into successful second careers in the unionized construction industry, while simultaneously filling Canada’s labour market shortages. We envision Canada’s Veterans continuing to contribute to our growing communities across the country.

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We accept cheques payable to "Helmets to Hardhats Canada".
Please contact the H2H administrator at 1-855-238-9707 or at contactus@helmetstohardhats.ca for Interac e-Transfer details.

Military community eligible for Helmets to Hardhats Canada

Veterans

All CAF members & immediate family

Cadets & Rangers juniors canadiens actuels ou anciens

Afghan Nationals with an enduring relationship to Canada

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Our Team

Meet the H2H ® Team

Jim Hogarth

Jim Hogarth, M.S.C.

National Executive Director

Paul Bury, OMM, CD

Paul Bury, OMM, CD

Assistant Executive Director

Normand Trépanier, MMM, C.D.

Normand Trépanier, MMM, C.D.

Ontario & Quebec Representative

David Giannou, CD

David Giannou, CD

Atlantic Canada Representative

Marie M, CD

Marie M, CD

Operations Officer

Christina L, CD

Christina L, CD

Website & Multimedia Developer/Creator

Cora Saunders, CD

Cora Saunders, CD

Outreach Specialist

Darryl Cathcart, CD, EdD

Darryl Cathcart, CD, EdD

Education Consultant

Aidan Strickland

Aidan Strickland

Director of Communications

Laura Leask

Laura Leask

Indigenous Outreach Specialist

Our Board of Directors

Meet the Board of Directors

James Hogarth

James Hogarth

National Executive Director
Helmets to Hardhats
Alex Lolua

Alex Lolua

General Manager
Electrical Power Systems Construction Association
(EPSCA)
Marc Arsenault

Marc Arsenault

Business Manager and Secretary Treasurer
Ontario Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council
Ron Balzer

Ron Balzer

President & CEO
Balzer's Canada Ltd, Regina, SK
Sandra Skivsky

Sandra Skivsky

Director of Marketing & Business Development
Canada Masonry Centre, Mississauga, Ontario
Joe McFadyen

Joe McFadyen

President
Construction Labour Relations
–An Alberta Association
TBD

TBD

Canadian Armed Forces
Chief of Reserves and Cadets Ottawa, ON
Michel Trepanier

Michel Trepanier

Conseil provincial du Québec des métiers de la construction International (CPQMCI)
Terry Snooks

Terry Snooks

Director of Canadian Affairs,
United Association
Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson

Executive Director,
Interior Finishing Systems Training Centre (IFSTC)
Sean Strickland

Sean Strickland

Executive Director,
Canada's Building Trades Unions
Dr. Ron Oberth

Dr. Ron Oberth

President and CEO,
Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI)

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