HRED Committees

Human Rights, Equity and Diversity Committee (HRED)

The HRED Committee has played a central role in advancing UFCW Canada’s national inclusivity agenda. The committee advises UFCW’s National Council—informing national and Local Union leadership on issues important to equity-seeking members.

The Committee also plays a central role in championing the causes of LGBTQI2S and Racialized workers and supporting members with disabilities across our national union. In addition, the committee strives to forge strong partnerships amongst like-minded organizations to strengthen its work as a national advisory body. The Committee meets bi-annually and UFCW Canada members interested in joining the work of the HRED Committee are asked to reach out to their local union regarding open positions.

Indigenous Sub-Committee

UFCW Canada’s Indigenous Sub-committee is a member-led initiative tasked with strengthening relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in our union. The Sub-committee aims to bring together First Nation, Metis and Inuit members to share their knowledge, ceremonies and traditions to the benefit of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous members.  It also honours the diversity of Indigenous members and strengthens Indigenous representation at the bargaining table.  Bringing non-Indigenous allies into the conversation ensures that solidarity across our union is strengthened. The committee ensures UFCW Canada has the tools to fulfill the mandate of Reconciliation outlined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada and its accompanying Calls to Action.

Lorraine Anderson - UFCW Local 1006A
Lorraine Anderson
UFCW Local 1006A
Algonquin Nation
Ontario
Tom Biebrich - UFCW Local 832
Tom Biebrich
UFCW Local 832
Ojibway - Sagkeen Nation
Manitoba
Angela Fiddler - UFCW Local 401
Angela Fiddler
UFCW Local 401
Waterhen Cree Nation - Saskatchewan
Alberta
Eric Flett - UFCW Local 832
Eric Flett
UFCW Local 832
Ojibway - Ebb and Flow First Nation
Manitoba
Marjorie Huard - UFCW Local 1400
Marjorie Huard
UFCW Local 1400
Métis Nation
Saskatchewan
Ron Klassen - UFCW Local 401
Ron Klassen
UFCW Local 401
Métis Nation
Alberta
Shane Morse - UFCW Local 1006A
Shane Morse
UFCW Local 1006A
Métis, Miq'mak and Miwok
Ontario