Edmonton Area Council Meeting Minutes (April 14, 2021)

Area Council Committees engage with PSAC campaigns, lobby politicians and raise awareness of issues affecting our members, workers and the Canadian Public. Check out these minutes for current actions and events.

In Attendance:

Darlene Lewis                   Chair

Arlene Suzuki                    Local 30026

Dragana Ristivojevic          Secretary/PRC Edmonton Area Council Rep

Oneil Carlier                      PSAC Rep   


Sabino Spagnudo              Vice Chair

Corie McGaughey             Member at Large

Lasia Horbul                     Local 30026

Minute Taker:     Dragana Ristivojevich

1        Call to Order The Committee did not have quorum to hold a Planning Meeting. 

2        Public Service WeekOneil is looking for a volunteer to help with organizing events during Public Service held on June 14, 2021 to June 18, 2021.  Some activities would involve rap, poetry, a skit, drums with an Indigenous group, etc.  Oneil stated that a pre-recording for this event would work better than a live performance.  Darlene put her name forward.  However, Darlene would step down if someone from our committee would express an interest in filling this position.  Calgary does not have an Area Council Committee.

3        Planning of Possible Events

  • Food Drive – volunteering;
  • Supporting our Province against the UCP government;
  • How to support the boilermaker’s;
  • Federal Election and how to engage our members;
  • Communicate with Marianne on what she feels are priorities with Political Action;
  • Parade – To hold a vehicle drive-by parade with PSAC’s banners and waving our flags which could involve our collective agreement as we have 400 members who live in the downtown core;
  • Darlene to connect with Kristy Thomas; and
  • To recruit more members to be involved with the Edmonton Area Council committee.

These are some possible ideas but more discussion to be at our next meeting.

4        Election The position of Treasurer still remains vacant.  We will canvas our members to entice more members to join our committee and to fill the Treasurer’s position.

 5       Meeting AdjournedMeeting adjourned at 6:15 pm.