Toronto Environment and Climate Change Canada Branch Activity Report

Number of members: 

495 Regular

27 Retired 

16 Rands

Current Executive Members

Bill Sukloff (CS) Branch President

Andrea Darlington (SP) Vice President

Amir Shabbar (SP)  Treasurer

Qian Li (SP) Secretary

Monirul Mirza (SP) Member-at-Large

Balbir Pabla (CS) Member-at-Large

Diane Pendlebury (SP) Member-at-Large

Dawn McDonald (SP) Member-at-Large

Jian Feng (SP) Member-at-Large

Anna Deptuch-Stapf(SP) Member-at-Large

Harry Keess (SP)  Member-at-Large

Previous AGM date: October 17, 2018

Next AGM date: September 2019

Branch Executive Meetings

Last Meeting Date:     March 4, 2019

Next Meeting Date: June 2019

Number of meetings held since last Regional Council: 5

2018 Branch Activities

  • Information bulletin sent to all members every few months.
  • Monthly meet and greet sessions in the cafeteria, coffee/tea provided
  • Regular meetings with senior managers, both informally and formally through LMCC’s at the Regional and Local Levels.
  • Coordination with the local subgroups: SP, RE, and CS
  • Lunch and Learn sessions
    • Public Service Pensions
    • Potential changes to the current sick leave system
  • Participation in the PIPSC Toronto Picnic with the GTA Branch and the Toronto CS Sub-group
  • Meeting with 10 members in the Research Manager (REM) classification (positions changed from excluded to represented)

Issues and Concerns:

  • Pay problems resulting from Phoenix
  • A fair and transparent staffing process
  • Second language training
  • Working in virtual teams
  • Workplace 2.0/3.0
  • Telework
  • Asbestos in the workplace

Submitted by: Bill Sukloff

Branch President