Outstanding Member Achievement Awards for 2018
April 11, 2019
Last year’s winners of the Outstanding Member Achievement Awards have now received their prizes! Congratulations to the deserving winners.
Keep an eye out for the nomination window to open for 2019 soon.
Carol Watson – Contributions to the Community
She is active on her workplace Joint Health & Safety Committee and social committee. Carol also dedicates a lot of time to her community.
Carol trains three service dogs: Blue, Storm, and Frost. She takes them to visit patients at hospices, nursing homes, and hospitals, and they visit emergency service and 911 centres too. These lovely animals help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and bring joy to the patients they visit. The pups also take part in Paws for Stress, providing student stress relief services at local high schools, colleges, and universities.
“When Carol came to the Union office with her amazing dogs, we all felt their calm and friendly energy, and saw how caring Carol is toward them,” said Union Rep Diane Sanvido. “Carol’s dedication to her community is inspiring.”
Gilberta Lacoursiere – Fundraising for the LLSC
“Gilberta lends a hand whenever she can,” said Union Rep John Beaton. “She is caring and generous with her time, and she’s an important part of her community and a great Steward for her co-workers.”
Kelly Carver – Leadership & Advancement of the UFCW
“Kelly’s genuine care for her co-workers is endless,” said Union Rep Tracy Stubbs. “She exemplifies dedication, warmth, and loyalty, and she asks nothing in return but to see her Union Sisters, Brothers, and Friends happy.”
Nelson Pereira – Improving Health & Safety and WSIB in the workplace
Nelson also helps out with the Sofina Dream Builder campaign, which raises money for children’s charities across Canada. Often, he helps ensure things run smoothly by setting up audio and video at these events.