Leadership Summit

PSAC North team organized and hosted their first in person Leadership Summit in Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse (April 20- 22). This event served as an opportunity for the resident northern component presidents and vice presidents to connect with one another, PSAC North REVP Lorraine Rousseau, guests and PSAC national and regional staff, and have meaningful discussions about issues that matter to members and their communities.

A very important element of this summit was a workshop on decolonization, facilitated by Yukon Federation of Labour President on the first day of the summit. PSAC North team, participants and guests were honoured to have Elder Betsy Jackson open and commence the event and share her experience and insights on education.

Among participants were Union of Northern Workers President Gayla Thunstorm, Yukon Employees Union President Steve Geick and Vice Presidents Tony Thomas and Justin Lemphers, and Nunavut Employees Union President Jason Rochon. PSAC National President Chris Aylward and USJE President David Neufeld and RVP Nicole Gibson joined the three-day summit. PSAC North and National staff facilitated workshops and discussions about topics that matter to the membership such as education strategy, representation, arbitration, recruitment, and more.

Thank you to all staff and participants who made this event a success. PSAC North team looks forward to future events and discussions that help better serve members and keep northern components connected— we’re stronger together.

Group photo outside the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
UNW President Gayla Thunstrom and YEU VP Justin Lemphers
PSAC North REVP Lorraine Rousseau and Elder Betsy Jackson
Left to right: USJE President David Neufeld, PSAC National President Chris Aylward, PSAC North REVP Lorraine Rousseau and Elder Betsy Jackson
USJE RVP Nicole Gibson, YFL President Ron Rousseau and YEU VP Tony Thomas
PSAC North REVP Lorraine Rousseau and Elder Betsy Jackson