We advocate politically for policies and programs that improve the lives of all Canadians. Unions are a positive force for democratic social change.
Here’s how we work to improve Canada for everyone:
We advocate politically for policies and programs that improve the lives of all Canadians, such as the creation of better and more secure jobs, better public pension plans and retirement security, a stronger public health care system and affordable and accessible child care. We advocate in Parliament and in the courts to advance legislation that improves the day-to-day lives of all Canadians, such as workplace safety and collective bargaining rights and employment equity.
Our education programs feature state-of-the-art courses in workplace health and safety, fighting racism and discrimination, media and public relations, economics, campaign management, human rights and global solidarity, as well as workplace representation and union steward training.
Research and Analysis
Our economists and researchers are nationally recognized for their skills and expertise, and produce in-depth analysis on issues such as working conditions, health and safety, wages and benefits, healthcare, pensions and retirement security, immigration, training, employment insurance and social and economic equality.
Candis JohnsonVice President - Communications
Vice President - Communications
Joanne HapkeSecretary Treasurer
Angela SharfHospital Employees’ Union (HEU)
Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU)
Dawn DreherBC Government and Employees Union (BCGEU)
BC Government and Employees Union (BCGEU)
Brian O'RourkeUnited Steel Workers (USW 1-2017)
United Steel Workers (USW 1-2017)
Tina CousinsPrince George District Association (PGDTA)
Prince George District Association (PGDTA)
Terry MeyerUnited Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW 1518)
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW 1518)
Kieran ShokerHealth Services Association (HSA)
Health Services Association (HSA)
Dawn HemingwayUniversity of Northern BC- Faculty Association (UNBC-FA)
University of Northern BC- Faculty Association (UNBC-FA)
Wes MitchellInternational Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE 115)
International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE 115)
Rob TrevelyanInternational Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF 1372)
International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF 1372)