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Scott McCannell | Executive Director 
250-385-8791 ext. 203

Rhiannon Bray | Labour Relations Officer | FMA, HSP, BCER, ORL, SMS
250-385-8791 ext. 204

Brett Harper | Labour Relations Officer | HESU, LABC, LSL, PC
250-385-8791 ext. 206

Sam Montgomery | Labour Relations Officer | UVic
250-385-8791 ext. 201

Melissa Moroz | Labour Relations Officer | GLP
250-385-8791 ext. 202

Jordana Whetter | Senior Communications Officer
250-385-8791 ext. 210

Duncan Pike I Organizer
250-385-8791 ext. 208

Marc Joly | Financial Officer
250-385-8791 ext. 207

Toshie Arakawa | Executive Assistant 
250-385-8791 ext. 205

Marianna Azouri | Membership Assistant 
250-385-8791 ext. 209

Michelle Cuthbert I Administrative Assistant
250 385 8791 ext. 200

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PEA Office

505 – 1207 Douglas Street​
Victoria, BC V8W 2E7

Phone: (250) 385-8791
Toll-free: 1-800-779-7736
Fax: (250) 385-6629

Media Contact

Jordana Whetter
Senior Communications Officer

Tel: 250-385-8791 ext 210

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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. 

The Professional | Volume 48 Issue 1

The Professional is the PEA's award-winning, quarterly magazine for members.

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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