Human Rights Committee

Committee Members (2015-17)

vacant, Chair
Kathleen Bandmann, Local 040
J.D. Crookshanks, Local 002
Jessica Daigle, Local 052
Richard Lemaire, Local 002
Terri-Lynne Panter, Local 046
Dale Pearce, Local 071
Ray Tweedle, Local 057
Blaine VandeKerKhove, Local 003

Jeff Manuntag, Staff Advisor

Ambassador Program

Following a resolution passed at Convention, the Human Rights Committee has implemented the Ambassador Program. The Program is designed to inform communities about the important contributions that AUPE makes.

The Human Rights Committee is building a list of interested members who are interested in becoming AUPE Ambassadors and will select volunteer ambassadors for identified events as needed.

If you have a strong knowledge of how AUPE and your fellow union members support Albertans in their communities and their workplaces, please discuss this opportunity with your chapter and complete the application form.

Chapters are also invited to provide a list of local events (trade shows, career fairs, etc) and/or willing members who wish to participate in the ambassador program to Vice President Carrie-Lynn Rusznak at


  • If you are attending Convention and have special requirements for diet or access, please fill out this form by the deadline!
  • Alberta Human Rights Commission – Find out more about human rights in Alberta. Remember, in many cases you can file a grievance under your collective agreement rather than file a complaint with the commission; check with AUPE first! Call 1-800-232-7284.

Know Your Rights posters

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