Sharon DeSousa has been the union’s National Executive Vice-President since September 2020. She was elected PSAC’s Alternate-NEVP at the 2018 National Convention.
Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Sharon came to Canada at the age of 5. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Ontario College of Arts & Design.
She became the first racialized Regional Executive Vice President (REVP) for Ontario in PSAC’s history in 2011. She was then re-elected REVP-Ontario in 2014 and 2017.
Sharon began her career in the public service when she joined Human Resources Development Canada in 1998. Prior to working for the union full-time, Sharon was a Benefits Officer with Service Canada. She was elected as Vice-President of Equity for her local, CEIU 00648.
A passionate, driven and experienced leader within the labour movement, Sharon has a strong interest in grassroots activism and political action. She is committed to breaking down barriers, building a more inclusive and equitable labour movement, and raising employment standards for all workers.