Executive Board

The 2019-2020 Ottawa CUPE District Council Executive Board is:

President: Trish Parent

Term of Office: 2019-2021

CUPE Local 2605: Support Workers at Total Communication Environment

Trish Parent has been a union activist for the past 20 years in the developmental service sector. She’s held several positions within my local and currently holds the role of treasurer. She also sits on CUPE 2605’s joint health & safety committee and violence in the workplace committee. Trish has been a member facilitator for CUPE and has previously served on the district council as a delegate & treasurer.

Vice-President: Moraine Williams

Term of Office: 2018-2020

CUPE Local 2605: Support Workers at Total Communication Environment

Moraine Williams grew up in a home where Union was the talk at every meal, ingrained by her mother who sat on her PSAC local’s exec for over 33 years before. Moraine has been the VP of local 2605 for 3 years and a part of the health and safety for about 8 years. She loves the training/education that she receives, because she can use it to offer support to herself others. She believes that knowledge is power: and so is solidarity with her brothers and sisters.

Treasurer: Kim Brousseau

Term of Office: 2018-2020

CUPE Local 5209: YMCA Housing and Aquatics Department Workers

Kim Brousseau strongly believes in equality for all and she has a passion for social justice. She has worked at the Transitional Family Housing Program for over a decade. She has been the President of CUPE 5209 since the inception of the Union in 2014. Kim has served on The District Council since 2017; first as a Member-at-Large and she is the current Secretary-Treasurer.

Recording Secretary: Matthew Scribner

Term of Office: 2019-2021

CUPE Local 4600: Carleton University TAs, RAs, and Contract Instructors

Matthew Scribner is a member of CUPE 4600 and OPSEU 415. He has been active in in several unions over the past decade, mostly in the post-secondary education sector.

Member-At-Large: Yaroslava A. Montenegro

Term of Office: 2019-2021

CUPE Local 2626: TA at the University of Ottawa

Yaroslava is a Mapuche indigenous rights activist, organizing within Dish-With-One-Spoon territory for 15 years. Relocating recently to unceded Algonquin territory, her focus has been to engage with and develop broad coalitions between workers struggles and solidarity movements, with a specific focus on strengthening labour right through the lens of anti-colonialism and anti-imperialism.

Member-At-Large: Brad Evoy

Term of Office: 2019-2021

CUPE Local 1281: Non-Profit and Social Justice Workplaces

Brad Evoy works for the Carleton University chapter of the Ontario Public Interest Research Group and is a vocal member of CUPE 1281. Brad is a nerdy, disabled Mi’kmaw organizer, who is known for his focus and his upbeat tempo. He has also served as a member of the CUPE Ontario Workers with a Disability Committee and has worked in many labour and social justice spaces both in Ontario and his home province of Newfoundland.

Member-At-Large: Manon Parrot

Term of Office: 2019-2021

CUPE Local 1979: CUPW National Office Staff

Manon Parrot is the president of CUPE 1979. She is a translator for the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and a longtime labour activist.

Member-At-Large: Benjamin Segobaetso

Term of Office: 2019-2021

CUPE Local 1281: Non-Profit and Social Justice Workplaces

Benjamin Segobaetso works for the Canadian Federation of Students’ national office and is a proud member of CUPE 1281. He is also a Ph.D. student in the Ethics and Public Affairs program at Carleton University, researching the “Ethics of Outer Space Privatization, Governance and Security”. He has a master’s degree in public Ethics from Saint Paul University and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Conflict Studies. He has two college diplomas in Journalism and paralegal studies. He has worked as a journalist for Ottawa and western Quebec newspapers. He held a legal intern position at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), where he was involved in refugee law research and comparative study projects on different European countries’ refugee determination and appeal systems.