Human Rights

HR-LogoThe Agriculture Union is committed to ensuring equality for all members in the workplace and in our union. This commitment is shown by ensuring opportunities are available for women, persons with disabilities, racially-visible, aboriginal and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered members in all facets of our union activity.

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Agriculture Union Human Rights Network

The Agriculture Union Human Rights Network is a tool for our equity members to communicate and participate in activities within the union and within their workplaces.

Members of the network will receive information on equity events and opportunities available in their respective area as well as nationally.

While optional, those members self-identifying as from a particular designated group may also be used as resource persons for the Agriculture Union Human Rights Committee and the National Council.

If you would like to become a member of the Network, or would like more information, please send an e-mail to Marlene O’Neil.

Please indicate which region you are from, and your contact information. As an option, we welcome you to self-identify as a member of any of the five designated groups.

Agriculture Union Human Rights Committee

The Agriculture Union Human Rights Committee is mandated to promote awareness of equity and human rights issues by providing resources, information and educational opportunities for all members.

The following individuals are the National Council members responsible for Human Rights, Equal Opportunities and Employment Equity:

  • Marlene O’Neil – National Director, Human Rights
  • Barb Kristjanssen – Fourth National Executive Vice-President
  • Regional Representatives from each of our union’s seven regions.

The Human Rights Committee meets annually for a minimum of two days. Additional meetings are held as needed via teleconference.

A nomination form for Agricultural Union Human Rights Regional Representatives and Alternates can be downloaded here.

Members of the Agriculture Union Human Rights Committee

Members of the Agriculture Union Human Rights Committee, and their contact information, are listed below. Our Committee has Regional Representatives located across the country. You are welcome to contact them for information on activities in their area.

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MARLENE O’NEIL
National Director Human Rights
Work Phone: (613) 773-6191 Cell Phone: (613) 302-5509
Categories: Human Rights Committee, National Council
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Kasia White
Human Rights Committee Member – NCR
Work Phone: 613-773-7242
Categories: Human Rights Committee
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Barb Kristjansson
Fourth National Executive Vice-President Human Rights Committee Member
Home Phone: (204) 578-6681
Categories: Human Rights Committee, National Executive
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Krysty Munns
Human Rights Committee Member – Alberta
Work Phone: (403) 317-3334 Cell Phone: (403) 393-2688
Categories: Human Rights Committee
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Jane McDonald
PRESIDENT LOCAL 80003 – AAFC & CFIA – KENTVILLEHuman Rights Committee Member – Atlantic
Work Phone: 902-356-8569 Cell Phone: 902-670-5514
Categories: Atlantic, Human Rights Committee
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Melissa Shih
Human Rights Committee Member – British Columbia & Yukon
Work Phone: (604) 666-9234
Categories: Human Rights Committee
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Vimbai Lisa Dune Chitohwa
Human Rights Committee Member – Manitoba NW Ontario & Nunavut
Cell Phone: (204) 960-3238 Work Phone: (204) 259-5669 Home Phone: (204) 275-0733
Categories: Human Rights Committee
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Dimpy Kaur
Human Rights Committee Member – Ontario
Work Phone: 647-790-1127 Cell Phone: 647-500-6875
Categories: Human Rights Committee
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Audrey St-Germain
Human Rights Committee Member – Quebec
Cell Phone: 514-972-4427
Categories: Human Rights Committee
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Keith Hanson
Human Rights Committee Member – Saskatchewan
Work Phone: 306-770-4515 Cell Phone: 306-741-2033
Categories: Human Rights Committee
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Human Rights Committee Meeting Minutes

Click on any of the following links to download and read Committee meeting minutes:

Download the Committee’s most recent Terms of Reference

Download the Committee’s 2009-2011 National Work Plan

PSAC Equity Conferences

Our bargaining agent, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, holds a number of Equity Conferences on a triennial basis. These include (links will be ‘live’ when the latest Conference information is available):

Interested in becoming an Agriculture Union delegate to one of these PSAC Conferences?

Click here to view an easy-to-follow information chart!