Equal Opportunities Committee

Report of the Equal Opportunities (EO) Committee

December 2017

Linda Koenders

The Committee (myself, Co-Chair Greg Krokosh, Presidents’ Rep Mel Lucier and Technical Advisor Andrea Holmes) met by teleconference on October 18 and November 17 to initiate the process of selecting the committee representatives for the five equity groups and to determine dates and venues for the Regional EO Conferences to be held in 2018.

After careful consideration, the Committee makes the following recommendations:

Recommendation #1 – That the following persons be appointed to the Committee as follows:

Aboriginal Peoples
Lisa Halbach
1st Alternate -  Kateri Garvey

Persons with Disabilities
Jim Austin
1st Alternate – Tony Crupi
2nd Alternate – Alan Craig

Women
Lea Serron

GLBT
Lorene-Ann Huard
1st Alternate – Iain MacFarlane

Racially Visible
Georges Ten
1st Alternate – Abdul Fatih
2nd Alternate- Sadiq Huda

Recommendation #2 – That the following dates and sites for the three Inter-regional EO Conferences in 2018 be approved by Council:

  • August 22- 26, Calgary, Fairmont Palliser – Pacific, Rocky Mountains, Prairies
  • November 1 - 4, Montreal, Hyatt Regency – NCR, Quebec, Montreal, Atlantic
  • November 29 – December 2, Toronto, Marriott Eaton Centre – Greater Toronto, Southwestern Ontario, Northern and Eastern Ontario

The Committee plans to meet early in the new year with the new representatives to plan the details of the conferences.

The Committee has not met with the Employer since the last report.

Respectfully submitted,

Linda Koenders
Chair of the Committee