About Regional Councils
Regional Councils meet at least once a year, with every local eligible to send delegates to discuss and debate important issues in their regions such as provincial labour laws and policies, and regional economic and social concerns. Regional and Quebec Councils will also spearhead various campaigns and activities.
The councils are funded by a per capita share levy to each of the member locals.
Ontario Council was held in Toronto, December 1-3, 2017 for more information see the links below:
Presentation by Bill Murnighan: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act 2017 …winning progress through political action
Presentation by Jordan Brennan: Ontario’s Political Parties - Some Reflections on Their Policy History
To view the video of the Ontario Council meetings please click on the links below:
Ontario Regional Council Executive Board
Chair: Scott McIlmoyle, President Local 112
Vice-Chair: Candace Lavalley, President Local 7-O
Secretary-Treasurer: Tullio DiPonti, Secretary-Treasurer, Local 2458
Members at Large: Pearl Almeida, President Local 6006; Ken Cole, President Local 333; Stephanie Haskell, Vice President Local 938;Christine Maclin, Vice President Local 195; Tim McKinnon, Chairperson Local 199; Debbie Montgomery, President local 4268; James Stewart, President Local 444; Lisa Tucker, Vice President Local 302
Two committees were elected by the entire Council meeting.
EI/CPP: Dan Borthwick, Local 88; Greg Brady, Local 199; Lisa Contini, Local 1285
Health & Safety and Environment: Sandra Auger, Local 1701; Brian Lowery, Local 1996-O Emil Mesic, Local 707
Political Action Committee: Shayne Fields, Local 222; Jacqueline McIntosh, Local 79-M; Jodi Nesbitt, Local 240
Employee and Family Assistance Program Committee: Lynne Jackson, Local 598; Bruce Malcolm, Local 444; Jeff Ramackers, Local 88
Workers' Compensation Committee: John Harte, Local 252: Shelley Smith, Local 2458; Ashok Venkatarangam, Local 100
The Council’s five equity-seeking committees were elected at caucus meetings of their peers.
Aboriginal & Racialized Workers: Shereta Bowers, Local 1106; Anna Grizans, Local 7-O; Shermain Pereira, Local 414
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender: Dana Dunphy, Local 444; Craig Hallikainen, Local 112; Deanne Smith Local 25;
Women’s Committee: Gwen Campbell, Local 1285; Susan MacKinnon, Local 444; Véronique Prévost, Local 6004
Workers with Disabilities: Derek MacLeod, Local 6004; Angie Martz, Local 229; Melanie Forget, Local 5025
Young Worker’s Committee: Samia Hashi, Local 6006; Corey Nilsson, Local 414; Carly Sonier, Local 1101