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: Stephanie Haskell, Vice President Local 938
Secretary-Treasurer: Tullio DiPonti, Secretary-Treasurer, Local 2458
Members at Large: Pearl Almeida, President Local 6006;Tim McKinnon, Chairperson Local 199; Debbie Montgomery, President local 4268; James Stewart, President Local 444; Lisa Tucker, Vice President Local 302; Carleen Finch, Local 87-M; Jamie Martinez, Local 1090; Jim Fling, Local 34-O
Two committees were elected by the entire Council meeting.
EI/CPP: Lisa Contini, Local 1285; Kelly Janes, Local 1359; Dan Cushenan, Local 504
Health & Safety and Environment: Sandra Auger, Local 1701; Brian Lowery, Local 1996-O; Sandy Knight, Local 584
Political Action Committee: Shayne Fields, Local 222; Jacqueline McIntosh, Local 79-M; Jodi Nesbitt, Local 240
Employee and Family Assistance Program Committee: Bruce Malcolm, Local 444; Jeff Ramackers, Local 88; Jessica Ridgwell, Local 1285
Workers' Compensation Committee: John Harte, Local 252; Ashok Venkatarangam, Local 100; Kathleen Brooks, Local 8300
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; Deanne Smith Local 25;Billy Kudla, Local 222
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: Corey Nilsson, Local 414; Carly Sonier, Local 1101; Dharsan Rajasingham, Local 6006