CARD works to encourage and promote the participation of visible minorities and other equity-seeking groups in CUPE BC.

The committee develops education materials to help build awareness, supports bargaining on anti-discrimination and employment equity, lobbies government to strengthen human rights policies and encourages visible minority participation in local union and CUPE BC activities.

CARD contains four working groups, each representing CUPE members from equity-seeking groups. The working groups, which bring their recommendations to the CARD, represent aboriginal workers, workers of colour, workers with disabilities, and pink triangle (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, questioning and intersex) workers.

Committee members

Michele Alexander
Diversity Vice President Representing Workers of Colour, Local 15
Mitch Guitard
Staff advisor
Jacqueline Hall
Regional Vice President, Local 1622
Frank Lee
Regional Vice President Metro Vancouver Region, Local 1004
Debra Merrier
Diversity Vice President Representing Aboriginal Workers, Local 728
Drew Parris
Alternate Diversity Vice President Representing Workers of Colour, Local 379
Pat Shade
Local 951
Michelle Stephen
Local 3799
Quinton Tutin
Alternate Diversity Vice President Representing Aboriginal Workers, Local 951