HRED Committee

The Human Rights, Equity and Diversity (HRED) Committee was established in 2008 as an advisory committee to UFCW Canada’s National Council. Committee members represent UFCW Canada local unions from coast to coast and include both rank and file members and Local Union leadership.

The HRED Committee leads by example. Among various initiatives and campaigns, the HRED committee has paved the way for the yearly celebration of Pride parades and solidarity initiatives with LGBTQ communities across the country.  The Committee advocates for worker justice through initiatives such as the Migrant Workers Scholarships and works with community partners and agencies in ensuring that workers in precarious jobs know their workplace rights. The Committee has supported First Nations community endeavours through Principles of Reconciliation in the workplace and by taking part in initiatives that represent and stand by Indigenous communities and UFCW members.

HRED Committee members are also at work with our UFCW International brothers and sisters through the UFCW Minority Coalition, as well as with UFCW OUTreach constituency group dedicated to building mutual support with LGBTQ members and the community.

The HRED Committee is also proud to support UFCW Canada’s national three-year Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Initiative and its implementation of diversity and inclusion training programs at all levels of staff and leadership within UFCW Canada and UFCW Canada Local Unions.  

For further information on the UFCW Canada HRED committee write to

UFCW Canada National Council Human Rights, Equity and Diversity (HRED) Committee

Adam Matran UFCW Canada Local 1518
Emmanuelle Lopez UFCW Canada National Office
Eric Flett UFCW Canada Local 832
Eric Seto UFCW Canada Local 247
Jehan Ahamed UFCW Canada Locals 175 & 633
Jonathan Lobo UFCW Canada Local 1006A
Leslie Lavache UFCW Canada Local 500
Marjorie Huard UFCW Canada Local 1400
Nicholas Jean UFCW Canada Local 501
Othman Benlemoudden UFCW Canada Local 501
Sam Nuako UFCW Canada Local 401