Members asked to help provide a clearer picture of the MGEU’s diversity

In an ongoing effort to identify and engage with members from equity-deserving groups, the MGEU has launched a member mapping project to create a more comprehensive and accurate picture of the union’s diversity, allowing it to update member records and tailor support and resources accordingly.

All MGEU members are invited to provide the union with their pronouns and self-identify as a member of an equity-deserving group, which includes: Indigenous Workers, Workers of Colour, 2SLGBTQI+ Workers, and Workers with a disability.

“Our commitment to inclusivity, diversity, and equity is unwavering. By gaining a clearer understanding of the composition of our membership, we can actively work towards creating more inclusive leadership structures that reflect the diversity of our union. This means ensuring that voices from all backgrounds are heard and represented in decision-making processes,” said Kyle Ross, MGEU President.

The initiative, which included consultation with the MGEU’s Equality & Human Rights Committee features an updated member information form and a new member application form. The MGEU Resource Centre has also been tasked with asking members if they wish to update their member information when appropriate.

“The goal is to ensure that every member feels seen, supported, and empowered within our union,” Ross said.  We firmly believe that by ensuring equitable opportunities for all, we strengthen our union and create a more vibrant and supportive community for everyone.”

Providing this information, which will only be used for the purposes outlined within this project, is completely optional for members. MGEU’s strict data protection policies are in compliance with privacy laws, and all information collected will be treated with the utmost care and confidentiality.

Members can update their information right now on or call the Resource Centre at 204-982-6438 (Toll-Free 1-866-982-6438) to speak with a representative.