Valerie Illingworth PRC Report (Convention 2017)

Report of the Northern Saskatchewan Geographical Rep to the Prairie Region Triennial Convention, April 21-23, 2017. This report covers the 2014-17 PRC term.

Valerie Illingworth
Northern Saskatchewan Geographic Rep

On June 22, 2016, I was notified that I won the election for the Northern Saskatchewan Geographic Rep for the Prairie Region Council.

On July 25 I participated in a PSAC webinar dealing with Phoenix.

On August 17 I volunteered for the Summer Snack Program in Saskatoon. This was an amazing experience being able to bring food to kids in need.

September proved to be a busy month. I attended and helped out at the PSAC tent to show our support at the Labour Day BBQ.  On the 27th I attended the Prince Albert Area Council town-hall. The two hot topics were Phoenix and bargaining.  It was a great event. Very informative.

From November 3 to November 6, I attended my first PRC meeting.  Many issues were discussed and it was great to meet all my colleagues.

In the new year I was confirmed as a member of the SFL Women’s Committee.  All standing committees will be meeting in March. I look forward to working with my sisters on this committee.

From January 18 to the 22nd I attended the PRC meeting. I currently sit on the both the General Resolution and the Health and Safety Committees.

During the year I also attended courses at the Saskatoon PSAC office. I successfully completed both the Union Development Program and the Alliance Facilitator Program. I am currently working with the Saskatoon RO to become certified.


Valerie Illingworth 
Northern Saskatchewan Geographic Rep