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

Mary-Rita Dunning’s Retirement

With a combination of happiness for her and sadness for us, I am writing you today to share the news, that our beautiful Mary-Rita Dunning will be retiring from Air Canada, and with that, the Eastern Regional Coordinator position for the Employee Assistance Program.

Effective July 1st of this year, Sonya Barbezat will join the team full time and assume the role. Welcome Sonya! We are so excited to have you overlooking both bases – Montreal and Toronto.

Mary-Rita has been a pillar of the EAP program. Her never-ending kindness and her selfless dedication matched with her ability to simply just listen, will forever be missed. Over my time spent beside her, I’ve overheard many of us lovingly refer to her as Saint Mary-Rita.

Mary-Rita you are forever in our hearts. Our promise to you is to keep our EAP program available and accessible, provided with a high level of care and confidentiality without judgement, for our members in need.

Our committee as a whole will take time to recover from your absence, but we’ll be emboldened by your legacy and the faith you have in us and in the program.

For the person who always gave their best, cheers to your retirement! Time for some well-deserved “you” time!

From all of us; your EAP family.

From the thousands you’ve helped over the years.

We wish you all the best!

We love you Mary-Rita.

A place your feet may leave, but your heart will always be…

In Solidarity,

Vanessa Beaudoin-Grégoire
Chair, Component EAP Committee