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Regional Council

The members of the Atlantic Regional Council are elected geographically (NS, NB, NL, PE) and/or by constituency (Equity Group, non-TB, etc).  All Council members are assigned to work with Committees of the Council.  It is in the balance of these two functions that Council members define their roles and responsibilities.

The primary purpose of Council is to represent to the REVP the needs of membership in the Atlantic.  Council joins the REVP in providing leadership within their regions and/or constituencies and Committees.

Council works collaboratively as requested by the REVP in providing leadership on PSAC and other Labour or social justice campaigns and to mobilize the membership in support of Collective Bargaining.  The REVP and Council recognize and appreciate the role of staff in delivery of these and other functions.  Working together we have a positive and energetic approach to leadership.

2017 – 2020 Atlantic Regional Council

Regional Executive Vice President
Colleen Hodder
1st Alternate: Chris Di Liberatore
2nd Alternate: Angela Decker

Provincial Director – NB
Darlene Bembridge
1st Alternate: Farid Tourkmani
2nd Alternate: Camille Arsenault

Provincial Director – NB
Mike LeBlanc
1st Alternate: Isabelle Forest
2nd Alternate: Donna Hitchman

Director for Young Workers
Leanne Moss
1st Alternate: Brandon Thorne
2nd Alternate: Cassandra MacKinnon

Director for GLBT Members
Wayne Kelley
1st Alternate: Edwin MacDonald
2nd Alternate: Lola Parsons

Director for Racially Visible Members
Neville David
Alternate: Sancia Doret

Provincial Director – NS
Chris Di Liberatore
1st Alternate: Brandon Thorne
2nd Alternate: Helen King

Provincial Director – NS
Bill Kroeger
1st Alternate: Lynette Robinson
2nd Alternate: Mary Rand-Delorey

Director for Francophone Members
Shanny Doucet
1st Alternate: Isabelle Forest
2nd Alternate: Sancia Doret

Director for Women, NL
Angela Decker
1st Alternate: Lola Parsons
2nd Alternate: Jill Power

Director for Women, Maritimes
Rhonda Doyle-LeBlanc
1st Alternate: Carolyn Locke
2nd Alternate: Marilyn Gallant

Director for Members with Disabilities
Michelle Neill
1st Alternate: Laurie Ann Wesselby
2nd Alternate: Susan Frellick - Perry

Provincial Director – PE
Heather Ford
1st Alternate: Debi Buell
2nd Alternate: Jody LaPierre

Provincial Director – PE
Les Smith
1st Alternate: Ginger Cole
2nd Alternate: Kassandra MacKinnon

Director for Non-Treasury Board/Separate Employer – NL
Terry Sacrey
1st Alternate: Lola Parsons
2nd Alternate: Jeanne Pratt

Director for Non-Treasury Board/Separate Employer – Maritimes
Brian Oldford
1st Alternate: Ginger Cole
2nd Alternate: Jan Pennington

Provincial Director – NL
Jill Power
1st Alternate: Michelle Lake
2nd Alternate: Mark Power

Provincial Director – NL
Roger Duffy
1st Alternate: Jeanne Pratt
2nd Alternate: Joanne Coish

Director for Aboriginal Members
Joey Dunphy
1st Alternate: Michelle MacKinnon
2nd Alternate: Don Bouchard

Director for Directly Chartered Locals
John Ivany
1st Alternate: Martha Wells
2nd Alternate: Chris Millar

February 21, 2018 - 8:15am •
Congratulations to Shanny Doucet for receiving the Woman in Leadership Award 2018 by the New Brunswick Federation of Labour.  The award was presented to her by our Regional Executive Vice-President, Colleen Coffey on February 17.
January 15, 2018 - 8:03am •
Hello to all PSAC members in the Atlantic Region, When I attended the PSAC Atlantic Regional Convention in June of this year, I had not had any intentions of running for any position. I was in attendance as an observer, and I was planning on observing and learning. I also planned to help where I could. Helping is what I like to do, whether it’s through supporting my fellow union brothers and sisters in their pursuits, or educating members at the local level about the importance of union engagement.
January 9, 2018 - 12:37pm •
January 9, 2018 Elder Catherine Anne Martin Blind Bay, NS Sister Catherine, It is my absolute pleasure to be writing you on behalf of our 18,000 members in the Atlantic Region to offer you our sincerest congratulations on your appointment to the Order of Canada.
November 1, 2017 - 8:54am •
I am in shock. Disappointed, disgusted, shocked. I have just read the CBC News article on members of law enforcement agencies of all types dressing in what can only be described as racist costumes, and I cannot for the life of me comprehend how this was allowed to happen. To make matters worse, these photos were not leaked or obtained from a private social media account; they were published with pride by NL Law Enforcement Torch Run!
August 3, 2017 - 8:12am •
On December 17 1999, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth that August 12 be declared International Youth Day. International Youth Day 2017 is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.
May 15, 2017 - 1:52pm •
As your Director for GLBT members on the PSAC-Atlantic Regional Council, I will soon be joining many PSAC members across Canada and people around the world to recognize the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. On May 17, 1990, the World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization approved the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) which no longer listed homosexuality as a diagnosis.
April 25, 2017 - 12:59pm •
The PSAC-Atlantic Regional Council met in Charlottetown, PE April 22-23. PSAC members also organized a rally in front of the local MP’s office asking to fix the phoenix pay system.
April 22, 2017 - 2:22pm •
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2017 PSAC Members Rally in Front of Local MP’s Office Asking to Fix Phoenix Pay System CHARLOTTETOWN, PE –PSAC members who were meeting in Charlottetown, PE held an impromptu demo in front of the office of the local Member of Parliament (MP), Sean Casey, to demonstrate their frustration in regards to the broken phoenix pay system.
March 27, 2017 - 11:05am •
The Anti-Racism/Human Rights Committee of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour organized a Solidarity Luncheon on March 21st to celebrate the United Nations International Day to Eliminate Racism. Our very own Brother Wayne Kelley is a member of the committee and the keynote speaker of the event was none other than Brother Neville David, PSAC-Atlantic’s Director for Racially Visible members.
March 20, 2017 - 5:41pm •
In 1966, the United Nations proclaimed March 21st as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.   While there has been some progress with respect to racial justice, racism persists in Canadian society, there has also been some erosion of human rights over the past decade.   


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Contact Information

Regional Council Contact

Park West Centre
287 Lacewood Drive, Suite 301
Halifax, NS B3M 3Y7
Telephone: (902) 443-3541
Toll Free: 1-800-839-6661
Fax: (902) 443-8291