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.
To view the video of the Ontario Council meetings please click on the links below:
Ontario Regional Council Executive Board
Chair: Shinade Allder, President Local 6005
Vice-Chair: Jodi Nesbitt, President Local 240
Secretary-Treasurer: Tullio DiPonti, President, Local 2458
Members at Large: Anand Boodhai, President Local 303; Debbie Montgomery, President local 4268; James Stewart, Secretary-Treasurer Local 444; Lisa Tucker, President Local 302; Carleen Finch, President Local 87-M; Jamie Martinez, Local 1090; Jim Fling, President Local 34-O
Committees were elected by the entire Council meeting.
EI/CPP: Stephan Cronin, Local 88; Dan Cushenan, Local 504; Dwayne Gunness, Local 40
Health & Safety and Environment: Brian Lowery, Local 1996-O; Paul McKee, Local 4268; Emile Nabbout, Local 195
Political Action Committee: Melissa Holden, Local 636; Jacqueline McIntosh, Local 79-M; Anees Munshi, Local 2002
Employee and Family Assistance Program Committee: Paulo Duarte, Local 26; Bruce Malcolm, Local 444; Jessica Ridgwell, Local 1285
Workers' Compensation Committee: 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: Ayan Holland, Local 2458
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender: Dana Dunphy, Local 444; Deanne Smith Local 25; Jennifer Brown, Local 1996
Women’s Committee: Sarah-Kai Antanaitis, Local 5555; Emily Coulter, Local 1106; Melissa Wood, Local 598
Workers with Disabilities: Andrea Henry, Local 112 ; Melanie Forget, Local 5025; Angie Martz, Local 229
Young Worker’s Committee: Ken Blair, Local 975; James Chilcott, Local 88, Andy Dewar, Local 79