Vice-President Full-Time Domey is the first Black woman elected to the PIPSC Executive in its almost 100 year history. We celebrate her valuable contributions as an individual as well as the important, and long overdue, advancement that this marks for our union.
All leaders have an important role to play in the leadership of this Institute.
VP Domey’s work experience as not only a woman, but a Black woman can only be an asset to PIPSC and our members. She is well-known for her commitment to create improvements in the public service but moreover to be of service to others. Over her 31 years with the public service, VP Domey has provided leadership to the SP group as a steward, executive, national executive as well as on the PIPSC Board Science Advisory Committee. All the while taking on significant contributions to her larger community through United Way initiatives, as a Board of Director of Hunt Club Park Community Association and keynote speaking on Black Canadian History, always leading with emotional intelligence.
VP Domey earned an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and a Master of Science degree in Toxicology from the University of Western Ontario and is a Distinguished Toastmaster. She is the mother of three university graduates and a mentor to many.
Decades of the Public Service Employee Surveys confirm what we know to be true — racism, discrimination and harassment are serious issues within the Canadian public service. As PIPSC continues to take on these issues, VP Domey’s leadership will be essential in moving our union forward.
Let us each commit to removing all barriers that exist to the active involvement of Black women and underrepresented people in our union.