About us

Executive and stewards

Adam Clutchey


Scott Mitchell



Katie Robertson


Melissa Finlay


Membership Officer
Kerra Michel



  • Michelle Haine
  • Natasha Cools
  • Elaine Jack
  • Mary Souter


  • Mel Dunster
  • Mary Souter
  • Wendy Huegle



Advisory Committee

  • Adam Clutchey
  • Scott Mitchell
  • Katie Robertson


 Bargaining Committee

  • Adam Clutchey



EFAP Committee

  • Judith Belton


Grievance Committee

  • Adam Clutchey
  • Scott Mitchell
  • Katie Robertson


Joint Health & Safety Committee

  • Adam Clutchey
  • Kerra Michel


Joint Job Evaluation Committee

This committee is a joint committee with SD79. There are three members from CUPE and three members from management. They are:


  • Adam Clutchey
  • Michelle Haine
  • Jen Alo


Professional Development Committee

  • Adam Clutchey
  • Katie Robertson
  • Scott Mitchell
  • Mary Souter


Sunshine Committee

If you know of a member who is under the weather, or needs a pick me up, contact Jody and Judith at cowichansunshine@gmail.com



Equality statement

Union solidarity is based on the principle that union members are equal and deserve mutual respect at all levels. Any behaviour that creates conflict prevents us from working together to strengthen our union.

As unionists, mutual respect, cooperation and understanding are our goals. We should neither condone nor tolerate behaviour that undermines the dignity or self-esteem of any individual or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.

Discriminatory speech or conduct which is racist, sexist, transphobic or homophobic hurts and thereby divides us. So too, does discrimination on the basis of ability, age, class, religion, language and ethnic origin.

Sometimes discrimination takes the form of harassment. Harassment means using real or perceived power to abuse, devalue or humiliate. Harassment should not be treated as a joke. The uneasiness and resentment that it creates are not feelings that help us grow as a union.

Discrimination and harassment focus on characteristics that make us different; and they reduce our capacity to work together on shared concerns such as decent wages, safe working conditions, and justice in the workplace, society and in our union.

CUPE’s policies and practices must reflect our commitment to equality. Members, staff and elected officers must be mindful that all persons deserve dignity, equality and respect.