Hello Members,

May was a time for many changes in the RCEA office. There were two staff departures. Cathie Fraser, RCEA President, was appointed as General Secretary of the National Joint Council (NJC) and Deborah Cooper, Executive Director, left to pursue another career opportunity. I would like to thank Cathie and Deborah for their hard work and dedication to the RCEA and its membership. Their knowledge and experience will be missed and these two departures are examples of the high caliber talent that the RCEA attracts.

May was also a time for a new addition to our Labour Relations team. I would like to introduce Jude Morrison as our Senior Labour Relations Advisor and Negotiator. Jude comes to the RCEA with over 25 years of experience in different public sector organizations. In the last month, I have witnessed Jude’s extensive knowledge and expertise through her involvement in recent labour relations matters. Jude can be reached at the following email address: lr@rcea.ca.

As of July 1, 2023, the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) is changing providers from Sun Life to Canada Life. Sun Life will continue to accept and process claims until June 30, 2023 and after July 1st, claims will be processed by Canada Life. In order to maintain seamless processing of claims during this transition, make sure your positive enrolment information is up to date. You should have been contacted by Canada Life directly to complete the positive enrollment process and set up your account on the new Canada Life PSHCP Members services website. If you have not received your invitation, contact Canada Life at 1-855-415-4414.

For more details see the following PSHCP Bulletin 46.

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact me via email at president@rcea.ca, or by phone at (613) 746-9341.