Equity Unit

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.
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Contact Us

Secretary

Jayme Giles
Secretary
Work: 416.443.8888 ext. 3398
Email: equity@opseu.org

Human Rights Officers

Wendy LaValley
Human Rights Officer
Work: 416.443.8888 ext. 3395
Email: wlavalley@opseu.org
Nathalie Rondeau
Human Rights Officer (Bilingual)
Work: 416.443.8888 ext. 3397
Email: nrondeau@opseu.org
Thadsha Navaneethan
Human Rights Officer
Work: 416.443.8888 ext. 3393
Email: tnavaneethan@opseu.org
Margaret Smoke
Human Rights Officer
Work: 416.443.8888 ext. 3391
Email: msmoke@opseu.org
Matthew Da Silva
Human Rights Officer
Work: 416.443.8888 ext. 3390
Email: mdasilva@opseu.org
Marjorie Nelson
Human Rights Officer
Work: 416.443.8888 ext. 3394
Email: mnelson@opseu.org