Newsletter – June 17

National Local Presidents’ Meeting recap

USJE held our National Local Presidents’ Meeting (NLPM) on June 7-8 in Ottawa. Over 140 delegates from across the country joined in person for two packed days of learning and collaboration, as well as an incredible march and rally that was covered on multiple news outlets.

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Le plus important syndicat de la fonction publique dans les rues (TVA Gatineau-Ottawa)

PSAC union rally ups pressure on Treasury Board (

Federal public service workers protest wage offer (CTV News Ottawa)

Parole Officer Roundtable with Public Safety Minister

On June 8, USJE convened a roundtable meeting between 16 federal Parole Officers and Canada’s Public Safety Minister, the Hon. Marco Mendicino.

The meeting focused on the findings of our recent report on the high levels of occupational stress injury among federal Parole Officers. USJE also highlighted some of the unique opportunities and major challenges in the federal correctional system when it comes to the effective rehabilitation and re-integration of federal offenders.

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Let’s get social — and win a chance at a great prize!

USJE is offering a chance to win incredible prizes as part of a drive to increase member participation on our social media sites. Entering the contest is easy:

  1. Like our page on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or Instagram.
  2. Fill out this online form.

Your name will be entered into a draw for one of several amazing prizes including tablets, phones, bluetooth headphones and more.

Contest closes July 1, 2022. Winners will be randomly selected and notified by email by July 15. Good luck!

To follow National President David Neufeld’s work for USJE members in Ottawa and on the road, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Congratulations to the 2022 USJE Scholarship Winners

USJE is pleased to announce the recipients of the USJE Scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year. Each student will receive $2,500 to go towards their post-secondary education.

Louise Pargeter Scholarship (2)
Kristine Bawol of Edmonton, AB
Kayla Szlovicsak of Vancouver, BC

Lynn Ray National Scholarship
Leslie Williams of Prince Albert, SK

Paul Gascon Scholarship
Antonie Zuniga of Chilliwack, BC

Diane Leduc-Doran Scholarship
Matthew Elliott of Morden, MB

Danielle Belleau Scholarship
Allen Cromarty of Orleans, ON

The PSAC Scholarship Program is still accepting applications for its 2022 program of 19 scholarships. The deadline is June 24, 2022, at 11:55 p.m. EDT.

Still Thirsty for Justice 

Despite repeated promises dating back to 2015 from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to end long-term water advisories by 2021, the government has failed to meet the deadline, and many First Nations continue to have unreliable access to clean, safe water.

In collaboration with Indigenous communities and in the spirit of reconciliation, PSAC is launching their second campaign to demand safe, clean, water for all.

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Upcoming Events

Regional Conferences
Ontario – Kingston, ON – Sept. 27-28
Pacific – Vancouver, BC – Oct. 4-5
Atlantic – Halifax, NS – Oct. 25-26
Quebec – Montreal, QC – Nov. 8-9
Prairies – Edmonton, AB – Nov. 15-16

USJE Equity Conference
Winnipeg, MB – January 2023

USJE National Convention
Whister, BC – July 17-21, 2023