CUPE Sister Carla Smith honoured for community service

SDLC Laour Community Service Award 2015_CARLA SMITH_WEB

Myra Potter, Interim CEO, United Way of Saskatoon & Area (left); Carla Smith (centre); Kelly Harrington, President, Saskatoon & District Labour Council (right)

CUPE 974 member, Carla Smith, was awarded the 2015 Labour Community Service Award at the 17th Annual Labour Community Service Award Dinner held on February 6, 2015 in Saskatoon. Sponsored by the Saskatoon and District Labour Council and the United Way of Saskatoon, the Labour Community Service Award honours a union member who has demonstrated outstanding service and dedication to the community through volunteer work.

As a member of CUPE for over 30 years, Carla has served in many capacities for her local, provincial and national union including the position of CUPE 974 President, Recording Secretary for CUPE Saskatchewan, and has volunteered her time on a variety of CUPE committees. Presently, Carla serves as the Alternate Boards and Agencies Sector Member on the Executive Board of CUPE Saskatchewan, and serves on the CUPE National Political Action Committee.

In addition to her ongoing union activism, Carla is well known for her progressive political volunteerism and her extensive community service. Carla serves as a board member of the Saskatoon Community Clinic and Saskatchewan Health Coalition, is actively involved in the Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health (SWITCH), and has dedicated countless volunteer hours with Kinsmen Telemiracle.

“Sister Carla Smith is well deserving of recognition for her service to the community,” said Tom Graham, President of CUPE Saskatchewan, in attendance at the award ceremony. “On behalf of CUPE Saskatchewan, I extend our congratulations to Sister Carla Smith.”