Find Your LRO & Rep

Labour Relations Officer

Melissa Moroz, 250-385-8791 ext 202


Local Reps

GLP includes the Oil & Gas Commission. Except where otherwise indicated, jurisdictions include members in all ministries.

Specific Government Organizations Under the GLP Umbrella

Team / Unit / Jurisdiction Local Rep Phone Number
Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) Stuart Venables 250.419.4472
     

Areas outside of Metro Vancouver and the Capital Regional District (Victoria)

Team / Unit / Jurisdiction Local Rep Phone Number
100 Mile House Garret MacKlam-Harron 250.302.5641
     
Alexis Creek Grant Feldinger 250.394.4727
     
Burns Lake

 

Albert Vandenburg

250.692.2221

     
Campbell River-Courtenay-Comox Heather Soo 250.850.1756
     
Castlegar-Trail Vacant. Interested volunteers please contact Melissa Moroz  
     
Chilliwack (FLNRORD) Peter Cherniwchan 778.704.7094
     
Clearwater Jason Yates 250.312.7182 
     
Cranbrook-Creston-Fernie-Invermere

Carolyn Krawchuk

Stephen Hatalcik 

250.426.1728

 

     
Dawson Creek Elizabeth Hunt 250.784.1237
     
Fort Nelson Vacant. Interested volunteers, please contact  Melissa Moroz   
     
Fort St James

Mark Hayter

New interested volunteers contact Melissa Moroz

250.996.5247
Fort St John

Vacant. Interested volunteers contact Melissa Moroz

 
     
Grand Forks Vacant. Interested volunteers please contact Melissa Moroz  
     

Haida Gwaii 

Sean Muise  250.559.6404
     
Houston Jonathan Van Barneveld 250.845.5811
     

Kamloops (Ministry of Forests at 441 Columbia St., Region & Branch; Agriculture, Food and Fisheries; Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation; Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship)

 

Ben Sampogna 250.828.4436
     

Kamloops (Ministry of Forests: District Office and BC Timber Sales)

 

Jason Yates (250) 320.9753
     

Kamloops (Ministry of Forests at 1259 Dalhousie, Environment and Climate Change Strategy, Children & Family Development, Transportation and Infrastructure)

 

Carol Danyluk 250.320.6229
     
Kamloops (at 447 & 523 Columbia St.) Justin Bae 250.371.3914
Kelowna Phil Croteau  250.861.7419
     
Mackenzie Duncan Moss
(alternate)
 
 

 

 
Merritt / Lillooet Thomas Balson 250/378/8439
Nanaimo (Ministry of Forests: Regional Office) Rusto Martinka 250.751.7056
     
Nanaimo-Parksville-Ladysmith (All Ministries other than Ministry of Forests) Rusto Martinka 250.751.7056
Nelson (Ministry of Forests and Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship at Kootenay Lake Forest District & 4 Mile)

Kristine Sacenieks

250.825.1113

Nelson (Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Forests, Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship; and Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure at 333 Victoria and 310 Ward) Brad McCandlish  
Penticton-Summerland-Oliver Lorna Green  
Port Alberni Heidi Reinikka 250.731.3000
Port McNeill-Port Hardy Kelly McMahon 250.956.0124
Powell River-Sechelt (Ministry of Forests; Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship)

Eliot King

250.559.6213

Prince George (Ministry of Forests: District Office)

Nichola Gilbert

250;645.9559

Prince George (Ministry of Forests: Regional Office) Chris Finke 250.561.3407
Prince George (All Ministries other than Forests) Chris Finke  
Quesnel Theo Knevel 236.713.2290
Revelstoke / Golden Ash Warfe 250.805.2311

Smithers (All Ministries at 3333 Tatlow Road)

Marc Schuffert 250.847.6329

Smithers (All Ministries at 3726 Alfred Avenue)

Laura Bolster 250.876.6742
Squamish Danielle Cunningham 604.898.2126

Terrace
 

Aaron Benterud 250.638.5201
Vanderhoof Ian Butler 250.567.6352
Vernon - Salmon Arm Patrick Tobin 250.558.1780
Williams Lake (All Ministries)

Geneve Jasper

250.302.5675

Metro Vancouver and Area

Team / Unit / Jurisdiction Local Rep Phone Number
GV (Ministry of Environment; Ministry of Agriculture; Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation; Ministry of Forests; Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation; Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewarship; Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General) Tom Yacyshen (604) 586-4203

GV/FV (Ministry of Health: All Mental Health Centres, BC Youth Development Centre; and Ministry of Children & Family Development)

Maryn Dempster

(604) 660-5174
GV (Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Citizens' Services [PDC Pharmacy]) Vacant. Interested volunteers please contact Melissa Moroz  
FV (Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries)

Paul van Westendorp

Seeking a Co-Local Rep. Please contact Melissa Moroz if you are interested.

604.556.3129
GV (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure) Mark Louttit mark.louttit@gov.bc.ca

 

Capital Regional District

Team / Unit / Jurisdiction Local Rep Phone Number
VIC/Duncan (AGR, FLNR, LBR, CTZ: All Branches at 780 Blanshard St, 808 Douglas St., Victoria; Duncan; Mesachie Lake) Vacant. Interested volunteers please contact Melissa Moroz.  
VIC (Oil & Gas Commission) Stuart Venables 250.952.0355

VIC (Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation at 1810 Blanshard St; Ministry of Natural Gas Development)

Kirk Hancock 250.952.0433
VIC (Capital Park - 525 Superior St: Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy: Environmental Protection Division - Business Services Branch; Environmental Emergencies and Land Remediation Branch; Environmental Standards Branch, Regional Operations Branch; Environmental Sustainability and Strategic Policy Division - Ecosystems Branch; Knowledge Management Branch; Water Protection and Sustainability Branch; Strategic Policy Branch; BC Parks and Conservation Officer Service Division - BC Parks Provincial Services Branch; Climate Action Secretariat)
 
Christine Bieber 778.698.4013
VIC (Gatehouse/Waterfront: Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy; Ministry of Justice; Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations at 395 Waterfront) Geoffrey Klassen 778.974.2456
VIC (Jutland at Axor: All Ministries at Axor at 2975 Jutland Rd) 

Geoffrey Klassen

Jun Ying Qu

778.974.2456

778.698.7343

VIC (545 Superior) Michael Wedel 778.974.2450
VIC (Ministry of Children & Family Development; Ministry of Health Services) Edmond Margawang 250.952.3342
VIC (Ministry of Forests and Other Ministries at 1520 Blanshard St;
800 Johnson St; 1627 Fort St, 4300 North Rd, 3400 Davidson Ave; Bay St, Saanichton, Colwood)

Yingbing Chen 

236.478.0800

VIC (Ministry

of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Vacant. Interested volunteers please contact Melissa Moroz  
Vacant. Interested volunteers please contact Melissa Moroz

In this section

The PEA was formed in 1974, by a group of professionals working in the public sector. The story goes that the founders of the union mortgaged their houses to fund negotiations of the union’s first collective agreement. 

Now, the PEA is BC’s union for professionals. We represent a wide range of professionals including lawyers, foresters, engineers, agrologists, teachers, veterinarians, fundraisers, physiotherapists, pharmacists, psychologists program managers, librarians and more.

Our union is led by the PEA Executive. They represent members from across the chapters of the PEA and set the overall vision and direction for our union.

Resources for our members

Navigating a union can sometime be a challenging process. Under this section of the website you will find resources to help you navigate the PEA. In the members section you'll find expense claim reimbursements, information on the PEA's scholarship and bursary program and our grants and donations program.

Collective bargaining and job action resources explain the process of collective bargaining and what to do in the unlikely event of job action. 

Local reps can also find resources to help them complete their job more effectively. This includes ways to welcome new members, how to take notes in investigation disciplinary meetings and more.

The heart of our union

The PEA is made up of nine chapters, or groups of members who either work for the same employer or are in the same field of work. Each chapter has an elected executive tasked with running the affairs of the chapter. Each chapter is entitled to representation at the PEA Executive, the governing body of the union. 

Our members work for a range of employers: the Province of BC, the University of Victoria, St. Margaret's School, the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program, the Oil and Gas Commission, the Law Society of BC, Legal Services Society, the Okangan Regional Library and health authorities across BC.

Professionals need unions now more then ever

Since the 1970’s, when the PEA was formed, our mission has been to ensure our members can work in safe, productive environments and receive fair and reasonable wages and benefits for the valuable work they do. We help individuals and groups of professional workers to understand the challenges they face in their workplaces and some of the solutions available to them. 

We work with potential members to become certified as a union and achieve the wages, benefits and respect they deserve. 

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The Spring 2022 issue takes a deep dive into the work of GLP members and their work during provincial emergencies.

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The PEA was formed in 1974 to represent licensed professionals in the BC Public Service. Since then the organization has grown to include a wide range of professionals from across BC. Find our more about our governance, staff and strategic direction.

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