The Air Canada Component of CUPE Executive would like to inform all members that an important Committee Chairperson is retiring from their position. Mary Keough, our Employee Assistance National Coordinator, is retiring after 43 years of service. Mary has worked in the role of the National Coordinator for 16 years. In those 16 years she transformed our EAP program and made it what it is today.
Mary and her team were there to support countless members and help them navigate the program and seek much needed help. She created an inclusive and supportive program for our members with addiction issues and championed numerous initiatives such as mindfulness training, EFT training and grief counselling just to name a few.
Mary has made herself available to members during some of the most difficult times of their lives. During the COVID-19 pandemic she continued to educate the membership about good mental health, the importance of mindfulness and to let members know that they had access to many invaluable resources.
Mary has given much of her own time to ensure that members in crisis were supported and followed on their difficult journeys. This is just a small example of how dedicated and committed she has been throughout her tenure with the committee. Her willingness to put in extra time and effort to help those who struggled has demonstrated a commitment to excellence that we have come to depend upon. She has been a friend to all with her thoughtfulness and quiet encouragement.
We wish her the very best in this next chapter of her life. May you be proud of all the work you have done and the difference you have made.