Committees

Pursuant to Article 4:03(b), 4:03 (e) and Article 5:05 of the Constitution, there shall be Standing Committees of the Union as follows:

Committee of the Board

Personnel Committee

The Personnel Committee acts as the negotiating agent for the Union in its relations with unionized employees. The Committee also deals with matters related to non-unionized employees of the NSNU.  It is involved in the hiring of some staff members. The Committee is responsible for any additional tasks assigned by the Board. Personnel Committee members include an appointed area VP as Chair, the VP of Finance, and one other Board member selected by the Board of Directors. As per practice, the Provincial President and the Executive Director is a staff advisor sit on this Committee.

Committee Members: 

  • Michelle Lowe (Chair) 
  • Janet Hazelton (President)
  • Gerri Oakley 
  • Jamie Stewart 

Staff Advisor 

  • Chris Albrecht, Executive Director

Committees of the Union

AGM Operations and Nominations Committee

The AGM Operations and Nominations Committee is responsible for overseeing the nominations for provincially elected positions of the Union, and the election logistics. The Committee oversees the planning and execution of the Annual General Meeting and related meetings. Additionally, this Committee oversees the selection of members-at-large for the other standing committees. AGM Operations and Nominations Committee members include an appointed area VP as Chair, two members-at-large who are appointed as per the provisions of the Constitution, and, as practice, various staff members.

Committee Members:

  • Ann Marie Murdock (Chair)
  • Yolanda Mann
  • Stephanie Roberts

Staff Advisors

  • Coleen Logan, Communications Officer
  • Lorna Myers, Executive Assistant

Constitution/Resolutions Committee

The Constitution/Resolutions Committee receives proposed resolutions and constitutional amendments of the Board, locals, Standing Committees, and individual NSNU members for presentation at the AGM. Prior to the AGM, the Committee determines the validity of the submissions and considers potential amendments, financial implications, and whether to obtain legal advice. Constitution/Resolutions Committee members include an appointed area VP as Chair, two members-at-large who are appointed as per the provisions of the Constitution, and, as practice, the Executive Director.

Committee Members: 

  • Jen Thiele (Chair) 
  • Karen Eldridge 
  • Donna Gillis 

Staff Advisor 

  • Chris Albrecht, Executive Director

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for developing, overseeing and presenting the budget at the Annual General Meeting. The Committee develops, oversees and presents the investments and financial policies of the Union. The Committee is also responsible for any additional tasks assigned by the Board. Finance Committee members include the VP of Finance as Chair, the Provincial President, two members-at-large who are appointed as per the provisions of the Constitution, and, as practice, the Director of Finance and Operations.

Committee Members: 

  • Jamie Stewart (Chair) 
  • Janet Hazelton (President)
  • David Fox 
  • Helen Uhlman 

Staff Advisor 

  • Cindy Herbert, Director of Finance and Operations

Education Committee

The Education Committee helps to determine the educational needs of the NSNU members and recommends educational programs to the Board of Directors. The Committee, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, plans an activity to be held in conjunction with the AGM. It also selects various scholarship recipients. Education Committee members include an area VP as Chair, two members-at-large who are appointed as per the provisions of the Constitution, and, as practice, various staff members.

Committee Members: 

  • Jayne Fryday (Chair) 
  • Jennifer Greencorn
  • Sarah Lace

Staff Advisors 

  • Paul Curry, Researcher/Educator, Government Relations Advisor and OHS Consultant

How Are Committees Appointed?

The members at large of the Annual General Meeting Operations and Nominations Committee will be appointed by the Board of Directors after calling for and reviewing expressions of interest. Following their selection, the members of that Committee will review the expressions of interests for the other Standing Committees of the Union and will select the members-at-large of those other Standing Committees. It will make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the appointment of the members-at-large of the other Standing Committees.

Using the same process, the Board will also appoint alternate members at large for each Standing Committee. These alternates will fill the vacancy of a member at large for any meeting of a Standing Committee where required or on a permanent basis if the member at large ceases to act as a member of a Standing Committee.

The term of appointment of the members at large to the Standing Committees of the Union shall be the same as that of the Board of Directors.

Members at large of Standing Committees of the Union (but not alternates) shall have the right to attend Annual Meetings of the Union at the sponsorship of the Union. These members at large shall be observers only and will not have the right to vote.


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