days until our Collective Agreement expires, we are preparing, we are united and we will make change.

Candidates for the Upcoming Air Canada Component Elections – 2024

Air Canada Component President

Wesley Lesosky
Raymond Nakon
Isa Stahl

Air Canada Component Vice-President

Shifa Begmohamed
Robert Hatfield
Theresa Mitchell
Nadine Perrin
Karim Sheir

Air Canada Component Secretary-Treasurer

Lorna Holmes
Guillaume Leduc
Ingrid Watson

Air Canada Component Trustee
Marc Roumy (acclaimed)

As the campaigning process begins, we ask that everyone click HERE to review the Election Guidelines. These guidelines pertain not only to the candidates, but to the entire membership.

Also, a reminder to all candidates that your resume must be submitted, electronically, to the Tabulating Committee at, no later than December 1, 2023 at 16:00 EST.

Why is Transgender Day of Remembrance Important?

Transgender Day of Remembrance serves a vital purpose. It raises awareness about hate crimes against transgender individuals, giving visibility to a sadly overlooked issue. The Transgender Day of Remembrance also provides a platform to remember and honour the lives of transgender people who have tragically lost their lives. In a world sometimes indifferent or hostile, it’s a powerful expression of love and respect.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance allows transgender individuals and their allies to come together in solidarity, standing in vigil to remember those who have fallen victim to anti-transgender violence.

Importantly, as allies, it is our responsibility to create a safe and welcoming environment for our colleagues and friends at work. By fostering inclusion and empathy, we can make a positive impact on their lives.

If you’re interested in learning more about diversity and inclusion, here are a few books and 1 movie to consider:

  • “The ABC’s of LGBT+” by Ashley Mardell
  • “Transgender History” by Susan Stryker
  • “Trans Bodies, Trans Selves” edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth
  • Movie screenings such as “Boys Don’t Cry”

In solidarity,

Olivier Faucher-Boisjoli
Co-Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Coming Soon “The Weekly Dispatch”

We imagine that some of you are aware that we have relaunched our mobile app. We encourage you to download the app as it is often the quickest way to receive important information especially as we move closer to bargaining in 2025.  Our unity in big and small ways, will move mountains.

See below for links in the app store:

For some who may not know, we send out bulletins regularly and you can receive them via personal email. If you have not yet subscribed, please write to us at

As a part of our communications strategy, we are going to be sending out a weekly information piece. It is designed to be short and informative.  In your busy lives we understand that you may not have a lot of time.  We will send this information in digestible chunks as it may serve you in the future should you need it.  If you have any ideas of what you might like to see in our Weekly Dispatch series, please let us know. There may very well be something important that you have learned from experience that will benefit all members. We look forward to hearing from you. Send us an email to and we will incorporate your ideas.

Co-Operators Insurance Company – Receive a $20 e-gift card just for quoting

As a member of our group, you’re eligible for preferred rates with Co-operators Group Home and Auto insurance program. You’ll also benefit from exceptional coverage and service, secure access to your policies online, and additional discounts when you bundle Home and Auto.

Call today for a Home or Auto insurance quote and get a $20 e-gift card just for quoting. Hurry, this offer is only valid from November 14, 2023, to December 28, 2023.

Click HERE for a PDF version of the flyer in English or click HERE for French.

In solidarity,

ACCEX Virtual Meet & Greet

ACCEX will be holding a virtual meet and greet on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 13:00h EST.

This meet and greet is open for all members to attend, from both Mainline and Rouge. It will be held via Zoom for 1 hour, and registration is required.  Members can submit questions prior to the meet and greet by replying to this email.

We are open to any questions you may have. Your voice matters.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

In solidarity,