SH Group Executive list:

January 2020

The SH Group Executive represents the interests of all Federal Government Health Service Professionals. This year, in accordance with the SH by-laws, four positions on the SH group executive shall be elected:

1. Pharmacy (3 year term)

2. Psychology (3 year term)

3. Indigenous Services Canada- Nursing (3 year term)

4. DND Nursing- Excluding NU-EMA (3 year term)

NOTE: For position 3. Indigenous Services Canada and 4. DND Nursing Only regular NU members from the respective department are eligible to be candidates.

A nomination form is attached. In accordance to SH By-Laws:

7.2.2 Nominations must be supported by at least two (2) members of the Group and the nominee must indicate a willingness to serve if elected.

Nominations forms including your 300 word biography must be sent by email to by February 16, 2020. In turn you should receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your documents.

The successful candidates for the above positions will assume office following the announcement of the election results and attend the Executive Meeting and SH AGM on May 29 and 30, 2020.

 7.3.6 The newly elected Group Executive members shall take office immediately following the announcement of the results of the election

We encourage you to participate in the process of nominating and electing your representatives.

SH Elections Committee

Lynn Ohlson Chair

Jeremy Mayer

James McGrath

Being a Member of the SH Group Executive

Joining our Health Services (SH) Executive is an excellent opportunity to share in the issues and concerns of our membership and represent your occupational group in their concerns.

We meet 5 times a year usually in central Canada.

The Group Executive can establish committees as necessary, with terms of reference and membership to be decided by the Group Executive. These committees are tasked to work on specific issues affecting SH members and report back to the group executive.  More information about the group and the executive can be found at

Our meetings are usually held on Saturdays. If you work the  day  of  the meeting  the  Institute  will  reimburse  your  salary.  Salary reimbursement will also be available if you need time to travel to the meeting.

Your expenses for travel and accommodation are covered by PIPSC travel policy. You can find more information at

PIPSC also has a Union & Family Life Balance policy. Under this policy executive members can be entitled to a day off with pay for every meeting if they stay the Saturday night of the meeting.

Again, it's a great team of health professionals representing all parts of Canada and all of our SH groups working in a collaborative team approach to the betterment of our membership!

You will be assisted and supported in your new roles and responsibilities. The first meeting of the group executive with the new members will be May 29th, 2020.

If you have any questions you can contact: Lynn Ohlson, SH Elections Chair at

Nomination Form