A North Bay railway employee has been chosen to attend a leadership conference which will take her to Dawson City and Whitehorse.
Further details are included in this news release issued today by CAW Local 103:
ONTC Mechanical Department employee Eileen Bruce will be heading to Winnipeg, Manitoba on Friday May 7th and then onto the Yukon to begin what she describes as “a once in a lifetime experience.”
The Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference brings together Canada’s future leaders from business, labour, government, NGOs, education and the cultural sector for a unique two-week experience aimed at broadening their perspectives on work, leadership, their communities, and their country.
“Eileen has well-displayed all the leadership attributes the Governor General Conference is expecting from participants and the local union has enthusiastically supported her application from the start. We could think of no one better that would typify this year’s conference theme of Leadership and Diversity and we will all benefit from Eileen’s participation in this year’s conference,” said CAW Local 103 President Brian Stevens.
Members of the Conference are Canadian citizens from different regions of Canada, different perspectives and different careers. All members share one thing in common: they are high potential individuals expected to achieve senior leadership positions in their organizations and communities.
“Eileen’s leadership role extends well beyond her role in the local union and the workplace, she has been active in many facets of the community including her running in the 2003 election for the Near North District School Board trustee position. ONTC has been extremely supportive of her participation and made it entirely possible through their sponsorship, for her to attend the conference and that we fully acknowledge,” concluded Stevens
The 2004 Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference will explore what diversity means to Canadians. Conference members will meet with organizations and communities that are rapidly opening themselves to a new image of Canada.
Archbishop Emeritus Desomnd Tutu will give the opening night address at the conference.