Civil and Human Rights Committee


Our members reflect the diversity of Canada. We celebrate differences and believe that everyone is entitled to a workplace that is free from discrimination, regardless of race, religion, gender, age, status or sexual orientation.

Our union helped achieve legislation and regulations that provide for equal pay, anti-harassment protection and employment equity provisions.

Composition of the Committee

Chris Endicott - BC 
Keller Reeves - BC
Cara Boadway - BC
Gitika Sharma - BC
Maverick Olson - BC
Reuben Kahn - ON
Brenda Sorensen - ON
Vacant - QC
Vacant - AB 
Marie Hutchinson - Chair


Civil and Human Rights Powerpoint - English

Powerpoint sur les Droits civils et droits de
la personne - Francais

Contact the Committee

You can contact the Civil and Human Rights Committee at or fill in the online webform to submit your application for a vacant position.

Useful Links

Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Canadian Human Rights
USW Anti-Harassment Policy
Conference Board of Canada
Canadian Labour Congress
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Youth for Human Rights

Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission
BC Human Rights Clinic
BC Human Rights Tribunal
Manitoba Human Rights Commission
Ontario Human Rights Commission
Québec Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse

Idle No More Movement
Report on Cyberbullying

For more information, please visit the USW Canada web page.