Solidarity in Action: Grounds for Coffee Workers Unite and Secure Major Improvements 

In February of 2023, workers at Grounds for Coffee demonstrated a powerful show of solidarity with their colleagues by joining forces across two locations and organizing with UFCW 1518

Since then, they have been hard at work fighting for fairness at the bargaining table, and after months of hard work and advocacy, these workers have secured a groundbreaking win by ratifying a strong first collective agreement. This agreement solidifies many benefits for the hardworking café workers across both locations.  

Key highlights from the newly ratified contract include:

Wage increases that will provide all employees with a minimum $0.50 increase 

Wage progression tied to hours worked for fair compensation 

Minimum wage spread – a wage scale that accounts for minimum wage increases 

Health and Welfare Plan now accessible to those working average of thirty (30) hours a week with six months or more of service 

Advanced Schedules, allowing workers to plan ahead  

Joint Labour Management Meetings – a new avenue to promote a more harmonious relationship between management and employees 

Shop Stewards who will represent and defend the interests of their fellow employees 

Grounds for Coffee workers took their first step towards a more and equitable workplace a year ago, laying the foundation for positive change. Today, they are seeing the fruits of their labour, and the benefits of union membership.  

This collective win is a testament to Grounds for Coffee workers’ solidarity for one another, and their dedication towards building a better workplace.  


UFCW 1518 comprises tens of thousands of workers in BC’s retail sector. The Grounds for Coffee, Matchstick, Gallagher’s Coffee Bar & Café, and Cartems Donuts staff are fighting to improve morale and working conditions in BC’s cafés. If you are a café worker and would like to join a union, check out ufcw1518.com/join. 

Preparing for a Strike Vote at Safeway and FreshCo Pharmacy

For over eight months, UFCW 1518 has been in bargaining with Sobeys—the corporation that owns Safeway. In over 36 days of bargaining, Sobeys has barely moved on their wage offer, which is less than 1% in some years of the proposed contract.

Escalation may be necessary to fight for a fair deal. What are the next steps in preparing for a strike vote at Sobeys/Safeway, and what does this mean for members? Click on the items below to learn more.

A strike authorization vote authorizes the union to have the option to serve strike notice if we are unable to reach an agreement. It is also a strong show of solidarity for the bargaining committee, helping them to return to the bargaining table with a strong mandate from members. The bargaining committee can then push Sobeys to make a better wage offer.

No, a strike authorization vote is a step in escalation and does not mean we will automatically issue a strike notice. Ultimately, our committee is fighting for a fair deal for Safeway members. After the strike authorization vote, we will return to the bargaining table to show Sobeys we are serious about fighting for a fair deal—but our goal is to reach an agreement without having to serve strike notice.

Yes, UFCW 1518 members will receive picket pay in the event a strike, so long as they show up to their picket shifts:

  • $450 per week for 24 hours of picketing
  • $350 per week for 16 hours of picketing

While there is a required minimum number of hours to receive picket pay, members are encouraged, where reasonable, to contribute more hours on the picket line ­‑­ roughly the number of hours they would typically work when possible.

Alternative duties may be available for members who are unable to walk the picket line.

Our union will coordinate other ways for members who can’t formally strike to get involved and show their solidarity through other kinds of actions. 

If another union (such as UFCW 247 or the Bakers Union) serves strike notice in your store, UFCW 1518 members would not cross this picket line, and would receive the equivalent picket pay. We will keep you informed if this happens in your store.

We are forming a new Contract Support Team that can help coordinate members and keep them updated in the event we need to prepare to take job action

If you are interested in joining our Contract Support Team, click here.

Make sure you are receiving communications from your union and don’t hesitate to be in touch with your union rep to make sure you know the latest information.

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No, for international students, there will be no impact. If there is a dispute, you are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week but not required to do so. You would be entitled to up to 20 hours of picket pay a week.

If you hold a work permit and there is a dispute, there is no impact on your work permit if you are on strike or locked out. You would also be entitled to receive picket pay. Depending on the nature of your work permit, you may be able to work for a different employer during any labour dispute.

The bargaining committee has unanimously agreed that NOW is the time to take a strike authorization vote. They are calling for members to vote before the committee returns to the bargaining table on September 20 and show Sobeys that they are united in fighting for a fair contract.

The strike authorization vote will be held online from Tuesday, September 12 at 9 am PDT to Thursday, September 14 at 3 pm PDT.

You will receive your voting credentials to your email address on Tuesday, September 12 at 9 am PDT.

Anyone who does not receive their voting credentials on September 12 can call the union office at 1-800-661-3708 during our extended office hours to request them, after verifying their identity.

Anyone requiring in-person assistance to vote can come to the UFCW 1518 office at 350 Columbia St. in New Westminster. The office will be open from 8:30 am to 7 pm PDT on Tuesday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 13. Regular office hours resume on Thursday, September 14—you can come vote at the office until 3 pm PDT.

All UFCW 1518 members who work at Safeway stores and FreshCo Pharmacies in Zone 1 (Lower Mainland to Whistler) will have the right to vote. Voting YES means that you support your bargaining committee’s recommendation to authorize a strike and demand a better contract than what Sobeys is offering.

Due to existing language in your collective agreement, members outside of Zone 1, won’t be able to participate in the current strike authorization vote. However, you will have many opportunities to support fellow union members, who will rely on your solidarity to fight for the best possible deal for all Safeway and FreshCo Pharmacy workers. We will share more details in the coming weeks. 

A strike is when union members collectively withdraw their labour. Rather than going to work, union members will form a picket line outside of their workplace and refuse to return to their jobs until the employer puts forward a fair contract offer.

As workers, our labour is our power. An effective strike shows our power to the employer and puts pressure on them to negotiate fairly and meet our demands.

We don’t know exactly how long a dispute could last—no one does. But we are several steps away from this.

Ultimately, bargaining ends with an agreement—one that both sides can ratify (that means the Employer and the Union members). And if that happens before a dispute… great! If not, a dispute may be necessary, but it will ultimately end when both sides reach a tentative agreement that ratifies.

If our strike successfully shows the employer that we will not back down until we get what we deserve, the hope is that the strike will end with a better contract that addresses members’ priorities.

We will provide members with all of the information they need to make an informed decision well ahead of job action.

Union representatives will make frequent store visits to keep members updated and answer your questions, and as always we will continue to keep members updated via emails, telephone town halls, social media, texts, and the Sobeys Bargaining Page.

Ensure that your contact info with us is up-to-date. You can update your info with union reps or members of the bargaining committee when you see them in-store, or you can send your full name, workplace name and number, Employee ID, email address, and cell phone number to reception@ufcw1518.com

No! Your vote is confidential! So unless you share how you voted, no one will know.

A strike authorization vote authorizes the union to have the option to serve strike notice if we are unable to reach an agreement. It is also a strong show of solidarity for the bargaining committee, helping them to return to the bargaining table with a strong mandate from members. The bargaining committee can then push Sobeys to make a better wage offer.

No, a strike authorization vote is a step in escalation and does not mean we will automatically issue a strike notice. Ultimately, our committee is fighting for a fair deal for Safeway members. After the strike authorization vote, we will return to the bargaining table to show Sobeys we are serious about fighting for a fair deal—but our goal is to reach an agreement without having to serve strike notice.

The bargaining committee has unanimously agreed that NOW is the time to take a strike authorization vote. They are calling for members to vote before the committee returns to the bargaining table on September 20 and show Sobeys that they are united in fighting for a fair contract.

The strike authorization vote will be held online from Tuesday, September 12 at 9 am PDT to Thursday, September 14 at 3 pm PDT.

You will receive your voting credentials to your email address on Tuesday, September 12 at 9 am PDT.

Anyone who does not receive their voting credentials on September 12 can call the union office at 1-800-661-3708 during our extended office hours to request them, after verifying their identity.

Anyone requiring in-person assistance to vote can come to the UFCW 1518 office at 350 Columbia St. in New Westminster. The office will be open from 8:30 am to 7 pm PDT on Tuesday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 13. Regular office hours resume on Thursday, September 14—you can come vote at the office until 3 pm PDT.

All UFCW 1518 members who work at Safeway stores and FreshCo Pharmacies in Zone 1 (Lower Mainland to Whistler) will have the right to vote. Voting YES means that you support your bargaining committee’s recommendation to authorize a strike and demand a better contract than what Sobeys is offering.

Members not in Zone 1 will have many opportunities to support fellow union members, who will rely on your solidarity to fight for the best possible deal for all Safeway and FreshCo Pharmacy workers.

A strike is when union members collectively withdraw their labour. Rather than going to work, union members will form a picket line outside of their workplace and refuse to return to their jobs until the employer puts forward a fair contract offer.

As workers, our labour is our power. An effective strike shows our power to the employer and puts pressure on them to negotiate fairly and meet our demands.

Yes, UFCW 1518 members will receive picket pay in the event a strike, so long as they show up to their picket shifts:

  • $450 per week for 24 hours of picketing
  • $350 per week for 16 hours of picketing

Alternative duties may be available for members who are unable to walk the picket line.

We don’t know exactly how long a dispute could last—no one does. But we are several steps away from this.

Ultimately, bargaining ends with an agreement—one that both sides can ratify (that means the Employer and the Union members). And if that happens before a dispute… great! If not, a dispute may be necessary, but it will ultimately end when both sides reach a tentative agreement that ratifies.

If our strike successfully shows the employer that we will not back down until we get what we deserve, the hope is that the strike will end with a better contract that addresses members’ priorities.

Our union will coordinate other ways for members who can’t formally strike to get involved and show their solidarity through other kinds of actions. 

If another union (such as UFCW 247 or the Bakers Union) serves strike notice in your store, UFCW 1518 members would not cross this picket line, and would receive the equivalent picket pay. We will keep you informed if this happens in your store.

Union representatives will make frequent store visits to keep members updated and answer your questions, and as always we will continue to keep members updated via emails, telephone town halls, social media, texts, and the Sobeys Bargaining Page.

Ensure that your contact info with us is up-to-date. You can update your info with union reps or members of the bargaining committee when you see them in-store, or you can send your full name, workplace name and number, Employee ID, email address, and cell phone number to reception@ufcw1518.com

We are forming a new Contract Support Team that can help coordinate members and keep them updated in the event we need to prepare to take job action

If you are interested in joining our Contract Support Team, click here.

Make sure you are receiving communications from your union and don’t hesitate to be in touch with your union rep to make sure you know the latest information.

– Wear your Respect Retail Workers pin at work

Sept. 30 to Become a Stat Holiday in BC

UFCW 1518 Indigenous Committee Pushes for Justice and Wins

For over a year now UFCW 1518 members Marylou Fonda, Christine Holowka, Anita Letendre, Raven Morningstar, and Laurie Simon have been using their union power to fight for real provincial recognition of National Day for Truth & Reconciliation.

Yesterday, BC’s provincial government recognized their advocacy for justice and announced plans to table legislation that will make Sept. 30 a paid, statutory holiday for all workers. This means that if the legislation is passed, Sept. 30 will be a paid, statutory holiday for all of our members, most of whom work in the private sector.

Indigenous communities and activists — including UFCW 1518 First Nations, Metis, and Inuit members — made this reconciliatory step happen. They had to raise their voices and share their stories, and UFCW 1518 wants to recognize them for their strength and their vulnerability. Today’s news, while good, will re-open wounds for many Indigenous Communities, reinforcing the need for a day where all Indigenous workers can take time to grieve, to be with loved ones, and to heal.

The UFCW 1518 Indigenous Committee led a strong, resilient and passionate campaign to make Call-To-Action 80 (of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission) a reality. They wrote to MLAs, BC’s Premiers (former and present), The Yukon’s former premier, and allies. They published a petition, which members across the province supported, and they raised awareness about the atrocities of Canada’s genocidal Residential “School” system. They’ve expanded support for Indigenous rights in their workplaces, and they’ve met with politicians to push for justice.

Today, we celebrate them as a union for their hard work, and the support and solidarity of all our members and allies, and we recommit to supporting the Committee in their efforts to re-Indigenous BC’s lands and workplaces. No one’s healing journey looks the same, and a single statutory holiday is not a salve for the wounds caused by colonization, but it is one critical step towards a more unified and fair province.

To learn more about the origins of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation read our story about Orange Shirt Day.

Want to support an Indigenous organization today? Donate to the Residential School Survivors Society.

Indigenous Committee Amplifies Sept. 30 Campaign

There’s a new Premier in BC, and UFCW 1518’s passionate Indigenous Committee members are making sure he hears them. This month they repeated the message they’ve been sending to the province for over a year: “Make National Day for Truth and Reconciliation a paid, statutory holiday for all workers.”
On Nov. 25, the committee wrote to Premier Eby, demanding action on this important reconciliatory step. The five passionate union members also wrote to 10 fellow Indigenous women who comprise the Ministers Advisory Council on Indigenous Women (MACIW). You can read both letters, below.

November 25, 2022
 
To the Honourable Premier Eby,
 
Our names are Marylou Fonda in Nak’azdli Whut’en territory (Fort St. James), Anita Letendre in Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Squamish Nation and Musqueam Nation territories (North Vancouver), Laurie Simon in Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Squamish Nation and Musqueam Nation territories (Vancouver), Raven Morningstar in the Kwanlin Dun First Nations and Taa an Kwachin Council territories (Yellowknife, Yukon) and myself, Christine Holowka, in Lheidli T’enneh territory (Prince George). Along with all our fellow members at UFCW 1518, we welcome you as our province’s new leader.
 
We are writing to urge you to legislate Truth and Reconciliation Day as a provincial statutory holiday. Some employers in BC, especially in the grocery sector, had record profits since the beginning of the pandemic and chose not to acknowledge this very important day.
 
Many Indigenous workers were unable to observe the ceremonies held by First Nations communities on September 30. If their employer scheduled them to work and would not change the schedule, they could not attend their ceremonies with their respective people or community. Nor was this day recognized with statutory holiday pay.
 
Our committee has been pushing the BC government to honour National Day for Truth and Reconciliation for over a year now, with limited response. After sending letters to MLAs and the Premier and publishing our successful petition, we received a commitment from Premier Horgan to engage in consultations with stakeholders. We appreciate this openness to dialogue, but it is not enough.
 
We are grieving, and will continue to grieve, as more residential schools in Canada are being searched. Yukoners and British Columbians, who are allies, are saddened by this. They offer help and want to learn more about this land’s history. A large majority of our diverse population in Canada who never knew, never realized how bad the residential school system was, are shocked and saddened. The world is watching Canada’s response and is wondering why it is taking so long for the federal and provincial governments to rightfully mandate Truth and Reconciliation Day as a statutory holiday.
 
Today, we urge and call on you to follow the Yukon and make Truth and Reconciliation Day a statutory holiday. All Indigenous people, and the beautiful diversity of cultures in this province, need the healing to start as soon as possible. We need action on the promise of healing.
 
This very important action of making September 30 Truth and Reconciliation Day a provincial statutory holiday will be a huge step forward in the many steps that need to be taken on the road to truth and reconciliation. Please find our petition attached.
 
In solidarity,
 
The UFCW 1518 Indigenous Committee:
 
Anita Letendre
Chris Holowka
Laurie Simons
Marylou Fonda
Raven Morningstar (Chair)

November 25, 2022

To the Minister’s Advisory Council on Indigenous Women,

The Indigenous Committee of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1518 (UFCW 1518) writes to you today seeking support. As five proud Indigenous women and union activists, we admire your work, amplifying the voices of Canada’s First People. We would be honoured if you would extend the megaphone to our Committee, so that we can amplify the voices of the workers and allies who signed our petition, urging the province to honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30) with a paid, statutory holiday.

Attached, you will find the petition, which we shared with UFCW 1518 members and the broader public. We ask that our sisters in the MACIW consider it in all of your recommendations to Minister Rankin on Truth and Reconciliation actions.

We do not need to underscore the importance of Call to Action 80 to you — the MACIW knows why Truth and Reconciliation Day is so critical to building justice on Turtle Island. Rather, we come to you as representatives of Indigenous workers, employed in grocery, healthcare, retail, cannabis, and the industrial sectors, who serve their communities every day through the private sector and the public home healthcare system.

Just as we strive for equity-seeking language in our collective agreements, our Committee is now advocating for equity-seeking labour legislation. Worker rights must comport with and advance Indigenous rights, not only because Indigenous peoples are workers, but because private-sector employers profit from our Unceded and Treaty land.

As women, this issue is even closer to our hearts because we disproportionately fill primary caregiver roles in our families and communities. Indigenous women should not be burdened with extra childcare costs or unpaid leave to accommodate legislation that only grants their school-age children the day off on September 30 but not them. National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a day for families to grieve and heal intergenerational wounds; this is harder to do when families cannot be together on this day because some must work.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. We look forward to hearing from you.

In solidarity,

The UFCW 1518 Indigenous Committee:

Anita Letendre

Chris Holowka

Laurie Simons

Marylou Fonda

Raven Morningstar (Chair)

UFCW 1518 Honours Truth & Reconciliation Day

A Message from Our Indigenous Committee


To mark the one-year anniversary of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, UFCW 1518’s Indigenous Committee is repeating the same call to action we made last Sept. 30 and imploring the B.C. Government to make Sept. 30 a paid statutory holiday for all workers.

As a union operating on the traditional lands of multiple Indigenous groups, it is our collective responsibility to hold elected leaders responsible for this reconciliatory act. Thank you to the over 1,300 members who added your names to our petition to recognize Truth and Reconciliation Day with a paid statutory holiday. Thanks to you, we’ve almost hit our goal of 1,400 signatures. If you haven’t already, Sign the petition to help us get there.

Just as reconciliation is only possible if all institutions and all people on Turtle Island (what we call Canada) participate, real reconciliation can only happen if Indigenous peoples have space and time to grieve the losses they’ve endured under Canada’s genocidal doctrine.

We encourage settler members of UFCW 1518 to familiarize themselves with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report and to wear an orange shirt in remembrance of the children who never came home from Canada’s Residential Schools. It’s a small but important and healing step towards acknowledging this country’s true history and building solidarity with Indigenous workers and neighbours.

This year, UFCW 1518 is commemorating The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with orange shirts that feature original artwork by Coast Salish artist Bear (Doug) Horne.

In solidarity,
The UFCW 1518 Indigenous Committee:

Anita Letendre
Christine Holowka
Laurie Simon
Marylou Fonda
Raven Morningstar, Committee Chair

Why we wear orange on Sept. 30

“They were not schools. They were weapons of genocide.”

CW: This article deals with a disturbing and violent subject that may trigger some readers.

Thousands of Indigenous children suffered violence and neglect in the Indian Residential School system, which operated in Canada for more than 100 years. The Canadian Government created these institutions to separate Indigenous children from their families, erase their culture and languages, and forcefully assimilate them into Canadian society. They were not schools. They were weapons of genocide. 

In 2021, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced that they had discovered evidence of 215 unmarked graves at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. While Indigenous communities knew that many children died in these “schools,” the discovery shocked many Canadians and renewed conversations about the awful impacts of settler colonialism.  

Back in 2013, Esketemc (Alkali Lake) Chief Fred Robbins, a residential school survivor, launched the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) Residential School Commemoration Project and Reunion. This project gave birth to Orange Shirt Day (Sept 30) which was inspired by former student Phyllis (Jack) Webstad’s experience. Below is an excerpt from her story the Orange Shirt Society’s website:

I went to the Mission for one school year in 1973/1974. I had just turned 6 years old. I lived with my grandmother on the Dog Creek reserve. We never had very much money, but somehow my granny managed to buy me a new outfit to go to the Mission school. I remember going to Robinson’s store and picking out a shiny orange shirt. It had string laced up in front, and was so bright and exciting – just like I felt to be going to school!

When I got to the Mission, they stripped me, and took away my clothes, including the orange shirt! I never wore it again. I didn’t understand why they wouldn’t give it back to me, it was mine! The color orange has always reminded me of that and how my feelings didn’t matter, how no one cared and how I felt like I was worth nothing. All of us little children were crying and no one cared.

In August of 2021, the Government of Canada established a National Holiday for Truth & Reconciliation to take place every Sept. 30. BC still does not recognize it with a statutory holiday, despite the efforts of Indigenous groups, who have spoken loud and clear: all workers, including the many Indigenous people who work for private businesses, need a paid day off on Sept. 30. 

Having the day off to remember loved ones, connect with their communities, and share their truth with others is especially important to Indigenous UFCW 1518 members. For non-Indigenous members it would be a day to reach out to First Nations bands and agencies near you and see what you can attend. You will be welcome if you come with good intentions and love in your hearts.

Want to support an Indigenous organization today? Donate to the Residential School Survivors Society.

2022 BC Municipal Elections – Labour Votes

bc's MUNICIPAL ELECTIONs are APPROACHING

Here’s who your Labour Councils endorse

Your democratic muscle is strongest at the local level, so don’t waste this opportunity to flex. Oct. 15, 2022 is voting day in BC. If you’re 18 plus, be sure to hit the polls, have your say, and cast a ballot for the the municipal politicians that you support.

Municipalities have jurisdiction over several issues that matter most to working people, including housing, local parks, waterways, roads and parking, libraries and more. If you don’t know about the candidates who are running in your area and their stance on these issues, UFCW 1518 recommends you do some research.

We’re big advocates of informed voting. We know our members are passionate and have opinions, and General Municipal Elections 2022 is an awesome way for you to fight for fairness.

BC’s District Labour Councils –advocacy groups that bring together union members who work in the same regions – have done their research. And with the input of local representatives from a variety of industries and unions in your communities, they’ve made their endorsements for this election. Here is a list, copied from the Canadian Labour Congress’ website, of the candidates that the Labour Councils in your areas support:

Council

Jas Anand

Kelly Chahal

School Trustee

Rupi Kanda-Rajwan

Preet Rai

Mayor

Mike Hurley

Council

Rohini Arora, Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA)

Pietro Calendino, Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA)

Antara Deb, Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA)

Sav Dhaliwal, Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA)

Alison Gu, Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA)

Joe Keithley, Burnaby Green Party

Daniel Tetrault, Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA)

James Wang, Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA)

School Trustee

Bill Brassington, Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA)

Peter Cech, Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA)

Larry Hayes, Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA)

Jen Mezei, Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA)

Mikelle Sasakamoose, Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA)

Kristin Schnider, Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA)

Gary Wong, Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA)

Mayor

Larry Samsom

Council

Gwendolyn Donaldson

Colleen Evans

Tanille Johnston

Sandra Milligan

Council

Sandy Bojeckho

Cherryl MacLeod

Council

Zeb King

Council

Amber Price

Debora Soutar

School Trustee (SD 33 – Chilliwack)

Carin Bondar

Margaret Reid

Willow Reichelt

David Swankey

Teri Westerby

School Trustee

Shannon Aldinger

Michelle Waite

Mayor

Adel Gamar

Council

Matt Djonlic

Craig Hodge

Trish Mandewo

Robert Mazzarolo

Leslie Roosa

School Trustee (SD 42 – Coquitlam)

Jennifer Martin Blatherwick

Craig Woods

Mayor

Bob Wells

Council

Will Cole-Hamilton

Doug Hillian

Evan Jollicoeur

Melanie McCollum

Wendy Morin

Council

Wayne Stetski

School Trustee (SD 8 – Cranbrook)

Trina Ayling

Bev Bellina

Irene Bischler

Chris Johns

Doug McPhee

Wendy Turner

School Trustee (SD 5 – Creston)

Cody Beebe

School Trustee (SD 37 – Delta)

B Bruce Reid, Independents Working for You

Val Windsor, Achieving for Delta

Mayor

Michelle Staples

Council

Tom Duncan

Council

Darlene Rotchford

School Trustee

Angela Carmichael

Karin Kwan

Council

Michie Vidal

Mayor

Sadie Hunter

Council

Dale Bass

Daphane Nelson

Katie Neustaeter

Jesse Ritcey

Taj Sandur

Bill Sarai

Randy Sunderman

School Trustee (SD 73 – Kamloops)

Cole Hickson

Heather Grieve

Jo Kang

Kathleen Karpuk

Council

Davis Kyle

Gordon Lovegrove

Mohini Singh

Loyal Wooldridge

Council

Jeff Virtanen

Council

Mary Wagner, Langford Now

Keith Yacucha, Langford Now

Mayor

Nathan Pachal

Council

Paul Albrecht

Shelley Coburn

Jeff Jacobs

Mike Solyom

School Trustee (SD 35 – Langley)

Candy Ashdown

Mayor

Eric Woodward, Contract with Langley

Council

Tim Baillie, Contract with Langley

Barb Martens, Contract with Langley

Michael Pratt

School Trustee (SD 35 – Langley)

Holly Dickinson, Contract with Langley

Joel Neufeld, Contract with Langley

Suzanne Perrault

Sarb Rai, Contract with Langley

Marnie Wilson

Council

Korleen Carreras, A Better Maple Ridge

Sunny Schiller, A Better Maple Ridge

Jenny Tan, A Better Maple Ridge

School Trustee (SD 42 – Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows)

Gabe Liosis

Elaine Yamamoto

School Trustee (SD 75 – Mission)

Jash Bains

Randy Cairns

Mayor

Leonard Krog

Council

Ken Bennett

Don Bonner

Tyler Brown

Hilary Eastmure

Ben Geselbracht

Erin Hemmens

Zeni Maartman

Ian Thorpe

School Trustee

Naomi Bailey

Tania Brzovic

Greg Keller

Mark Robinson

Tom Rokeby

Director

Jessica Stanley

Mayor

Janice Morrison

Council

Leslie Payne

School Trustee (SD 8 – Kootenay Lake)

Julie Bremner

Mayor

Patrick Johnstone, Community First New West

Council

Ruby Campbell, Community First New West

Chinu Das, Community First New West

Tasha Henderson, Community First New West

Bereket Kebede, Community First New West

Jaimie McEvoy, Community First New West

Nadine Nakagawa, Community First New West

School Trustee (SD 40 – New Westminster)

Marc Andres, Community First New West

Dee Beattie, Community First New West

Gurveen Dhaliwal, Community First New West

Maya Russell, Community First New West

Elliott Slinn, Community First New West

Cheryl Sluis, Community First New West

Mayor

Rob Douglas

Council

Christopher Justice

Kate Marsh

Debra Toporowski

Mayor

Linda Buchanan

Council

Holly Back

Don Bell

Angela Girard

Kathy McGrenera

Jessica McIlroy

School Trustee (SD 44 – North Vancouver)

Lailani Tumaneng

Council

Jordan Back

Harrison Johnston

Ellison Mallin

Council

Carrie Smart

Mayor

Julius Bloomfield

Council

Isaac Gilbert

Council

Alison Evans

School Trustee (SD 42 – Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows)

Hudson Campbell

Mayor

Brad West

Council

Darrell Grant Penner

Sarah Harbord

Nancy McCurrach

Glenn Pollock

Dean Washington

School Trustee (SD 43 – Coquitlam)

Christine Pollock

Michael Thomas

Mayor

Meghan Lahti

Council

Dustin Chelen

Amy Lubik

Haven Lurbiecki

School Trustee (SD 43 – Coquitlam)

Nancy Johnston

Lisa Park

Mayor

Terri McConnanchie

Council

Wesley Mitchell

Cori Ramsay

Susan Scott

Brian Skakun

Mayor

Chrystopher Thompson

Council

Barry Cunningham

Mayor

Malcolm Brodie

Council

Chak Au

Carol Day (RITE)

Andy Hobbs

Alexa Loo

Bill McNulty

Keefer Pelech (RCA)

Jack Trovato (RCA)

Michael Wolfe (RITE)

Mayor

Dean Murdock

Council

Zac De Vries

Basil Langevin

Mark Leiren-Young

Greg Matte

Teale Phelps Bondaroff

Colin Plant

School Trustee

Amanda Amaral

Sue Girard

Maria Hampvent

Mayor

Jinny Sims, Surrey Forward

Council

Philip Aquirre, Surrey Forward

Ramon Bandong, Surrey Forward

June Liu, Surrey Forward

Theresa Pidcock, Surrey Forward

Paramjit Singh Malhi, Surrey Forward

Jody Toor, Surrey Forward

School Trustee (SD 36 – Surrey)

Terry Allen, Surrey First Education

Balbir Gurm, Team Surrey Schools

Laurie Larsen, Surrey First Education

Maryann Pyne, Team Surrey Schools

Tony Rebelo, Team Surrey Schools

Bobbi Taylor, Team Surrey Schools

Mayor

Steve Fairbairn

Council

Sam Raven

Mayor

Kennedy Stewart, Forward Together

Council

Dulcy Anderson, Forward Together

Iona Bonamis, OneCity

Christine Boyle, OneCity

Adriane Carr, Green Party

Ian Cromwell, OneCity

Pete Fry, Green Party

Matthew Norris, OneCity

Alvin Singh, Forward Together 

Jean Swanson, COPE

Michael Wiebe, Green Party

School Trustee (SD 39 – Vancouver)

Rory Brown, OneCity

Steve Cardwell, Vision Vancouver

Kyla Epstein, OneCity

Suzie Mah, COPE

Jennifer Ready, OneCity

Krista Sigurdson, OneCity

Gavin Somers, OneCity

Rocco Trigueros, COPE

Allan Wong, Vision Vancouver

Park Board

Gwen Giesbrecht, COPE

Maira Hassan, COPE

John Irwin, Vision Vancouver

Serena Jackson, OneCity

Chris Livingstone, COPE

Kristin Rivers, OneCity

Caitlin Stockwell, OneCity

Council

Kelly Fehr

School Trustee (SD 22 – Vernon)

Mark Olsen

Mayor

Marianne Alto

Council

Jeremy Caradonna

Matt Dell

Ben Isitt

Susan Kim

Krista Loughton

Dave Thompson

Mayor

Mary-Ann Booth

Council

Alexis Chicoine

Nora Gambioli

Mayor

Darryl Walker

Council

Stephen Crozier