Honours and awards

Lifetime membership, Award of merit, Long service awards

PSAC recognizes its activists and leaders who have devoted countless hours and years to the union's membership, through three awards: the Award of Merit, Lifetime Membership Award and Long Service Awards.

Life member award

Life Membership is the highest recognition that can be given to a member for outstanding service to the members of the PSAC

Award of Merit

PSAC Award of Merit

This award recognizes members who have rendered service of the greatest distinction and of singular excellence in any field of endeavour, benefitting the PSAC or its members.

Long term service awards

Long term service awards 30 year pin
These awards recognize long-term officers of the union at any level who have continuously served the membership.

Past presidents of PSAC

PSAC honours the women and men who have served in the union's highest office since its founding in 1966

John Gordon 2006-2012

John Gordon was first elected National President on May 5, 2006 at the PSAC's 14th National Triennial Convention.

John Gordon was first elected National President on May 5, 2006 at the PSAC's 14th National Triennial Convention.

Nycole Turmel 2000-2006

On May 5, 2000, Nycole Turmel became the first woman in PSAC’s history to be elected National President.
On May 5, 2000, Nycole Turmel became the first woman in PSAC’s history to be elected National President.

Daryl Bean 1985-2000

On July 21, 1985, Daryl Bean was elected PSAC National President, the first of five terms in the position. He retired in 2000.

On July 21, 1985, Daryl Bean was elected PSAC National President, the first of five terms in the position. He retired in 2000.

Pierre Samson 1982-1985

Pierre Samson was elected PSAC National President on April 23, 1982. Just eight months earlier in August 1981, he had been elected National President of the Canada Employment and Immigration Union (CEIU).

Pierre Samson was elected PSAC National President on April 23, 1982. Just eight months earlier in August 1981, he had been elected National President of the Canada Employment and Immigration Union (CEIU).

Andy Stewart 1976-1982

Andy Stewart became the PSAC’s National President at its Fourth Triennial Convention in 1976. He had served as the National President of the Agriculture Component from 1967 until his election as PSAC Third Executive Vice-President in 1970.

Andy Stewart became the PSAC’s National President at its Fourth Triennial Convention in 1976. He had served as the National President of the Agriculture Component from 1967 until his election as PSAC Third Executive Vice-President in 1970.

Claude Edwards 1966-1976

Claude Edwards was elected the first National President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada in 1966 at the union’s founding convention.

Claude Edwards was elected the first National President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada in 1966 at the union’s founding convention.

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