Dear colleagues

Your CFIA S&A Group Executive, representing over 1200 members across Canada, held its first meeting of the year on Saturday January 20th, 2018 in Ottawa. During this meeting, we have, among other things, held elections to fill the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Chief Steward.

Here is the composition of your executive (

Stéphanie Fréchette – President and member-at-large

Maryse Valiquette – Vice-President and Quebec Region Representative

Frederick Jamieson – Secretary and member-at-large

Terry Petrow – Treasurer and Prairies/NWT Region Representative

André Youssef – Chief Steward and BC/Yukon Region Representative

Zeljko Ruzicic - Ontario Region Representative

Sima Vyas - NCR Region Representative

Virginia Flamarique - Atlantic Region Representative

Kristy Jackson – member-at-large

Katie Oppen – member-at-large

Binana Madikama – member-at-large

Please note that all communications from your executive to stewards will be sent by André Youssef, our Chief Steward, and all communications from your executive to CFIA S&A Group members will be sent by The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada ( and will be published and available at in both official languages.

If you would like the Institute to contact you via an email address other than the job email, I invite you to provide them with your personal email address by calling Member Services, at 613-228-6310 or 1-800-267-0446, or via

Looking forward to collaborating with you all, because we are Better Together!

Stéphanie Fréchette, CFIA S&A Group Executive President