On October 29, 2021, the CIU National Board of Directors voted unanimously in favour of the creation of the new NBoD Standing Women’s Committee.
The new Committee is the direct result of an initiative by a core group of women at CIU following the most recent PSAC National Women’s Conference. It aims to address barriers and issues related to women’s representation by mobilizing and empowering women to participate in the union, their workplaces and their communities.
The new Committee will be composed of all NBoD members who identify as women.
Sisters Alana Baarschers, Brea Baresinkoff, Frances Baroutoglou, Lisa Howe, Leanne Hughes, Sophie Martin, and Julie Poulin, who spearheaded the initiative bringing forward the motion making the new Committee a reality, were greatly appreciative of the unanimous decision, and are hopeful that this will lead to a stronger, more inclusive, and more vibrant union.