Regional Executive Vice President

Colleen Coffey, Regional Executive Vice-President, Atlantic

Colleen Coffey was elected Atlantic Regional Executive Vice-President at the 7th Regional Triennial Convention on June 24, 2017 in Saint John, NB.

An active PSAC member for over 20 years, Sister Coffey first began her union activism with the Goose Bay Women’s Committee and entered into a long pay equity battle.  She was workforce adjusted in 1998 and moved to the Airforce Base in Greenwood, NS.  After re-establishing herself and her family, she got involved in her union local and held many roles from Secretary, Treasurer, Shop Steward, Chief Shop Steward and finally President for the past 12 years. 

She held a seat on the PSAC Atlantic Council for three terms and was elected the Alternate REVP for those terms. 

Sister Coffey was elected to be the female PSAC Representative on the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour Executive Council and held this seat for several terms until she was elected the Female Vice President at Large that she maintained for two terms.


January 10, 2018 - 12:15pm •
Colleen Coffey, Atlantic Regional Executive Vice-President for PSAC, presented the 2017 Scholarship Cheques to sons and daughters of PSAC members in the Atlantic Region.   Gabriel Gaudet, son of Denise LeBlanc (USJE); Terrell Borden, son of Cora-Leigh Johnson (CEIU 80205); and Aurianna McLaughlin, daughter of Lori McLaughlin (UNDE 60303)
January 10, 2018 - 9:13am •
As a member of PSAC – Atlantic Region, an Atlantic Canada Health Care Coalition Society (ACHCCS) participating group, you are eligible for the Managed Health Care Services preferred supplementary pharmacy benefit program.  Please see the brochure for additional information.
January 9, 2018 - 2:09pm •
The Eskasoni Teachers’ Union (PSAC Local 80510) is made up of over 100 teachers and teacher’s aides serving the Mi’kmaq community of Eskasoni. The membership is comprised of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous members, who work as educators in four different schools. They are a relatively young local, achieving their first collective agreement in 2010. Since then, they have established themselves as a fixture within the community of Eskasoni, sponsoring sports teams, cultural events, and annual bursaries. They have made financial donations to various charitable causes within the community.
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.
October 12, 2017 - 1:46pm •
Sisters and Brothers, Please find in below the information in regards to the DCL Conference that will be taking place in Moncton, NB from November 3-5, 2017.  Deadline to register is Wednesday, October 25. In solidarity, Colleen Coffey Regional Executive Vice-President, PSAC-Atlantic
September 28, 2017 - 7:21am •
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 28, 2017 Public Servants Rally to Denounce the Phoenix Pay System HALIFAX, NS – Members of the Union of Veterans’ Affairs Employees (UVAE), a Component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), will rally to denounce the Phoenix Pay System as thousands of public servants continue to have pay issues.  They will bring their concerns to Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax. WHAT: Rally to Denounce the Phoenix Pay System
September 19, 2017 - 3:07pm •
Special thanks to various PSAC committees and our PSAC-Atlantic Director for GLBT members, Wayne Kelley, for having ensured a strong PSAC presence at various pride parades in the Atlantic Region.  This year, we participated in the following pride parades: Moncton, NB Halifax, Yarmouth and Amherst, Pictou County and Sydney, NS
September 13, 2017 - 12:28pm •
As soon as PSAC members found out that Prime Minister Trudeau and his Cabinet were meeting in St. John's, NL, they got to work and organized a demo to highlight the many problems they face due to the Phoenix Pay System.  in less than 24 hours, they rented a bus, mobilized members and allies and organized a successful event. Different media outlets were on site to cover the event.  You can also view the complete photo album. ***** Media Scan Report:
September 13, 2017 - 8:00am •
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2017 Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada Rally to Denounce the Phoenix Pay System ST. JOHN’S, NL – Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) will be greeting the Federal Liberal Cabinet in order to remind them to fix the Phoenix Pay System. WHAT: Rally to Denounce the Phoenix Pay System WHEN: Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 12:15 PM WHERE: Sheraton Hotel, 115 Cavendish Sq., St. John’s, NL
August 3, 2017 - 10:38am •
Sisters and Brothers, Please find below a letter of introduction I sent to all 32 MPs in our region. In solidarity, Colleen Coffey (formerly Hodder) Regional Executive Vice-President, PSAC-Atlantic


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Regional Executive Vice President Contact

Colleen Coffey
Regional Executive Vice-President
287 Lacewood Drive, Suite 301
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 3Y7
(w) (902) 445-0927

Katie Murphy-Langille
Executive Assistant
(902) 445-0925

Sébastien Bezeau
Political Communications Officer
(w) (902) 445-9392
(c) (902) 266-8589