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Equity Unit

About Us

The Equity Unit provides advice, research and support in the following key areas:

  1. For provincial and regional committees and caucuses on issues related to women, people with disabilities, workers of colour, Aboriginal workers, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, intersex, asexual, queer, questioning and two spirited (LGBTTIAQQ2S) workers, francophones and young workers.
  2. In collaboration with OPSEU’s Equity Committees and Caucuses and the Member Education Unit, the Equity Unit also plans equity-themed conferences over the course of the calendar year.
  3. To members in relation to member to member harassment and discrimination complaints.
  4. To members and staff in relation to human rights and equity issues at the local level.

You can find out more about our work, how to get involved and related resources on our website.

Equity Unit

Contact Us

General inquiries can be sent to You may also reach the Equity staff by calling 416-443-8888 or toll-free at 1-800-268-7376. Individual extensions and email addresses are noted below.


Jayme Giles
x 8790

Human Rights Officers

Fridmar Facunda (Bilingual)
x 8678 I

Marjorie Nelson (Acting)
x 8781

Tim Vining
x 8679 I

Margaret Smoke
x 8235 I