UEW News

FNIHB "Hill Times" Article

The Hill Times newsweekly published an article regarding First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) move from Health Canada to a new department to be created from the split of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and how the Government didn’t consult with the unions and even some of their senior executives.


Our very own National President, Todd Panas, was interviewed and quoted in this article.


UHEW represents between 1200 and 1500 members in FNIHB.

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UHEW 2017 Convention - New National Council

Elections for the National Council were held on August 24, 2017.  We are pleased to advise you that the following delegates attending the UHEW Inaugural Convention were elected to the National Council, i.e.:

National President - Todd Panas
National Vice-President - Shimen Fayad

Regional Vice-Presidents:
Newfoundland/Labrador - Robert Chafe (alternate, Jennifer Higdon)
Scotia-Fundy - Marc Blanchard (alternate, Scott Mossman)
NB/PEI - Steve Maund (alternate, Todd Davies)
Atlantic - Karla Levangie-Connor (alternate, Brandon Thorne)
Quebec - Maryse Veilleux
Quebec - Benoît Thibault (alternate, Sylvie A Denis)
NCR - Michel Lépine (alternate, Diane Girouard)
NCR - Jayne Powers (alternate, Rubin Kooner)
Ontario - Kevin Lundstrom (alternate, Rita Lemick)
Ontario - Cheryl Sullivan (alternate, Jacqueline Gabon)
Prairie and Northern - Mark Gilchrist (alternate, Elizabeth Lewis)
Manitoba - Faye Kingyens (alternate, Sheilagh Hanson)
Saskatchewan - Larry Schlosser (alternate, Lisa LaRocque)
Alberta/BC/Yukon - Darlene Lewis (alternate, Jasmine MacIver)
BC/Yukon - Richard May (alternate, Linda Moen)

The delegates also elected a National Human Rights Representative - Marie-Josée Boudreau.

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UHEW National Office Telecommunications

We are happy to announce that our telephone system is now functional and the National office and its staff can be reached at 613-731-5533 or toll-free at 1-833-731-5533.  You may reach the National officers and staff at the following extensions:


Todd Panas


National President


ext 212

Shimen Fayad


National Vice-President


ext 211

Daryl Hoelke


Executive Assistant


ext 204

Kim Coles


Service Officer


ext 207

Luc Paquette


Service Officer


ext 206

Mark Hockley


Service Officer


ext 208

Stephen Vanneste


Service Officer


ext 209

Carmine Pacifico


Finance Officer


ext 203

Sylvain Meilleur


Finance Officer


ext 205

Celine Bourgon


Membership Services


ext 201

Julie Lavictoire


Membership Services


ext 202



Again, we do apologize for any inconveniences our telecommunications issues may have caused.

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