Meet the Leadership

National President

François Paradis

The UPCE National President is elected as a full-time officer of the Component. As a National President, François Paradis is the chief executive officer of UPCE and as such, supervises the affairs of the component and signs all official documents. The National President also represents the component on the National Board of Directors of the PSAC, as required by Section 12, Subsection 1, of the PSAC Constitution... 

National Vice-President

Les Wasiuk

The UPCE National Vice-President is elected as a full-time officer of the Component. As a National Vice-President, Les Wasiuk follows the decisions as taken by the National Executive and those of the National Conventions of the UPCE and the PSAC.   Les assumes many of the responsibilities of the National President in his absence. The Vice-President provides guidance to Locals, is chair of several committees, and represents the UPCE at other meetings or forums as required...

National Executive Officer

Joanne Hay

The Component has three UPCE National Executive Officer positions within its structure. As one of the National Executive Officers, Joanne provides guidance and assistance to members and Locals within her jurisdiction on a regular basis, and is available to visit Locals upon reasonable request. The National Executive Officer also perform other duties as assigned by the National President...

National Executive Officer

Cindie Smith

The Component has three UPCE National Executive Officer positions within its structure. As one of the National Executive Officers, Cindie provides guidance and assistance to members and Locals within her jurisdiction on a regular basis, and is available to visit Locals upon reasonable request. The National Executive Officer also performs other duties as assigned by the National President...

National Executive Officer

Denise Tremblay

The Component has three UPCE National Executive Officer positions within its structure. As one of the National Executive Officers, Denise is prepared to provide guidance and assistance to members and Locals within her jurisdiction on a regular basis, and is available to visit Locals upon reasonable request. The National Executive Officer also performs other duties as assigned by the National President...

Alternate National Executive Officer

Joey De La Fontaine

The Component has three UPCE Alternate National Executive Officer positions within its structure. As one of the Alternate National Executive Officers, Joey is prepared to provide guidance and assistance to members and Locals within his jurisdiction on a regular basis when called upon, and is available to visit Locals upon reasonable request. The Alternate National Executive Officer could also perform other duties as assigned by the National President...

Alternate National Executive Officer

Jennifer Horsley

The Component has three UPCE Alternate National Executive Officer positions within its structure. As one of the Alternate National Executive Officers, Jennifer is prepared to provide guidance and assistance to members and Locals within her jurisdiction on a regular basis, and is available to visit Locals upon reasonable request. The Alternate National Executive Officer could also perform other duties as assigned by the National President...