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Marie Clarke Walker

Marie started her career working in a home for the elderly, later with adults and children with developmental disabilities, as a counsellor and family-support worker in Toronto, and once again at the School Board as an Early Childhood Educator working with children with disabilities. She rose rapidly through the ranks of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), and eventually became CUPE Ontario’s Equity Vice-President and her union’s first-ever national Diversity Vice-President. Marie made history in 2002 when she was

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Lorene Oikawa

From the West Coast Environmental Law website Vice President Lorene is the President of the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC). She was the first Asian Canadian Executive Vice President for the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and served three terms. Lorene is an activist who speaks and writes about her passions, including human rights. She is a co-editor of the book, Honouring Our People: Breaking the Silence. She is also a director on the board of the Canadian

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Sharon De Sousa

Sharon DeSousa has been the union’s National Executive Vice-President since September 2020. She was elected PSAC’s Alternate-NEVP at the 2018 National Convention.  Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Sharon came to Canada at the age of 5. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Ontario College of Arts & Design.  She became the first racialized Regional Executive Vice President (REVP) for Ontario in PSAC’s history in 2011. She was then re-elected REVP-Ontario in 2014 and 2017.    Sharon began her career

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