Equity Unit

The Equity Unit advises OPSEU provincial and regional committees and caucuses on issues related to women, people with disabilities, workers of colour, Aboriginal workers, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and transsexual (LGBTTQ) workers and young workers. The Unit also provides strategic expertise and support to staff and individual members in relation to campaigns, grievances, mediations, harassment and discrimination complaints, policy initiatives and training related to human rights.

Our job as OPSEU members and activists is to promote and maintain our union’s message around equity. The work of OPSEU’s Equity Committees, Caucuses and the Unit provides a foundation for this work. However, to ensure that equity reaches every member and every workplace we need every member to be a champion for equity.

You can find out more about our work, how to get involved and related resources below.

Contact Us

The Equity Unit can be contacted in confidence at:

Emailequity@opseu.org 
Phone: 416.443.8888 ext. 8790 or 1.800.268.7376
Staff:

  • Nadia Shahabun, A/Equity Officer Ext. 8781
  • Fridmar Facunda, A/Equity Officer , Ext. 8678
  • Libby Zeleke, Human Rights Officer, Ext. 8679