IAM District Lodge 78 is here to help.

  • Dedicated IAM Staff to Answer YOUR questions
  • Support Applying For Employment Insurance (EI)
  • COVID-19 News and Resources

COVID-19 Support

Have questions or concerns?

District 78 is ready assist IAM members with:

  • The Employment Insurance (EI) process.
  • Questions regarding health and safety and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • General questions regarding COVID-19.


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District 78 Office

557 Dixon Road
Toronto, Ontario
M9W 6K1


Stay Strong. Stay United. District 78 is Here and Ready to Help.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently facing a situation we never imagined, or thought possible. As some of our members continue to work, others have been laid off, and some are working from home.

Whatever your situation, we are here and we are ready to help.

IAM, along with District 78 and your Local Lodge, continues to support our members by providing assistance in whatever way possible depending on your particular workplace situation.

Please check your email regularly, as we will continue to send information as it becomes available.

We will get through this together. Stay strong. Stay united. Stay connected.

Thank you for all you do, be well and stay safe.

Kim Valliere
IAM District Lodge 78 Directing Business Representative

Please follow the health authority directives about self-isolation, about washing your hands frequently, and about maintaining a safe social distance wherever it is possible.

I thank you all. We will stay in touch, and we will continue to work together to get through this crisis in solidarity.

Stan Pickthall

IAM General Vice President - Canada

Keep Track of Your Mental Health. Support Your Colleagues. Stay Connected.

As we face this crisis, it is essential that we monitor our own mental health and look out for that of our colleagues and fellow members.

The longer this goes on, the more vulnerable everyone is to depression and anxiety. For people with pre-existing mental health concerns, these challenges may be intensified by the uncertainty of work. For members who don’t have pre-existing conditions, it’s important to look out for depression and anxiety, even if you haven’t experienced them before.

Listen to the feedback of those who are closest to you. If they tell you that you seem different, maybe it is time to look for help.

Also, to maintain our well-being during this time of social distancing and isolation, it’s more important than ever to stay connected to family and friends.

It can be hard to talk about being laid off or about your emotions and worries. But remember, everyone is going through something similar, and it’s in these times of uncertainty that we need human interaction.

So reach out. Text, call, FaceTime, and Skype more than you normally would. It could help you and your family and friends get through this difficult time.

Mike Edwards
IAM District Lodge 78 President

Our Location

557 Dixon Road, Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario
M9W 6K1


About Us

IAM District 78 represents thousands of working women and men throughout Ontario. We represent workers in many sectors of the economy, including offices, manufacturing plants, healthcare and hotels, security firms and service contractors, auto dealerships, and municipal workers.

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