Sign in
Headshot of Susan Slade, Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) Vice-President.

Susan Slade



After serving as Vice-President for five years, Local 045 member Susan Slade was re-elected to the position in 2017 to continue her work as an activist and leader. A Licenced Practical Nurse, Slade cared for Albertans for 18 years before joining AUPE’s Executive Committee.

During that time she filled many union roles, including Local Chair and Provincial Executive. Slade continues to chair both the Women’s and Young Activists’ Committees for her second term. A big proponent of direct action, Slade likes to get to the bottom of issues so they can be tackled head on.

After representing the Calgary and Edmonton regions, she now works with the South region, bringing her listening ear and helping hands to these members’ so their diverse voices can be heard. Slade continues to place three principles at the forefront of her leadership: strength, solidarity and support. She believes these should form the backbone of all relationships within a union.

Susan, with her spouse, Christopher, has an amazing blended family of five children, one granddaughter and two dogs. In her free time she enjoys camping, travelling and spending time with the family.