Sharon DeSousa, National President

Sharon DeSousa was elected as the national president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada at PSAC’s 20th National Triennial Convention in May 2024. She previously served as PSAC’s national executive vice-president, a position she held since 2020.   

Sharon DeSousa has broken barriers at every stage of her activism – becoming the first racialized woman in PSAC’s history to serve as both National President and National Executive Vice-President. Previously, she became the first racialized woman to serve on PSAC’s Alliance Executive Committee when she was elected Regional Executive Vice-President for Ontario in 2011. 

Sharon’s ongoing leadership and relentless pursuit of justice, underscores her commitment to fostering an equitable, inclusive labour movement and bettering conditions for all workers. 

Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Sharon came to Canada at the age of five. After earning a bachelor of fine arts from the Ontario College of Art & Design University, Sharon worked as a benefits officer with Service Canada, and served as Vice-President of equity for her local, Canada Employment and Immigration Union Local 00648.  

June 2, 2022