Community Volunteer Awards


The Union takes great pride in the giving spirit of our members across the province and their special contributions to the communities they live in. Each year the PWU selects four members/retirees who have demonstrated outstanding citizenship in their community.

The PWU’s Community Volunteer Selection Committee selects these award recipients from a list of nominees. The following criteria are used to select award recipients: the number of hours and or years of community volunteering; the number of volunteer organizations the individual supports; and the results of their tireless work.

At September's Council of Chief Stewards,  President Don MacKinnon presented the annual  PWU community volunteer awards, one for a deserving member from each of the three sectors  and one from the Retired Workers' Chapter.  Although none of the recipients was seeking any recognition for their efforts they can be sure that PWU members are proud of them.  Each one received a PWU Canadian made winter jacket, a certificate of thanks and a donation of $1,000 in their name to a charity of their choice.

Sector 1:  Lisa Robertson Taylor
Sector 2: Andre Gagnon
Sector 3: Shelley Mason
Retired Workers' Chapter: Phil Weller