Board of Directors

The TCBN Board of Directors is elected from our membership. Meetings are open to participation of members and supporters and decision-making strives for consensus. TCBN is guided by our Bylaws and Strategic Plan. Download our Foundation Document here. TCBN has a registered general membership of 121 community and labour organizations and groups and social enterprises. Is your organization or group not yet a member? Complete our Membership Form online or download it here.

The Annual General Meeting held on November 18, 2020 elected the following representatives to the Board:


Liben Gebremikael, TAIBU Community Health Centre (TCBN Co-Chair)
Adaoma Patterson, Jamaican Canadian Association
Danny Deleary, Aboriginal Apprenticeship Board of Ontario
Nigel Barriffe, Good Jobs for All Coalition
Sarah Ali, Canadian Integrated Community
Stephen Callender, Afro Canadian Contractors Association


Chris Campbell, Carpenters' District Council of Ontario (TCBN Co-Chair)
Adam Melnick, International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Local 95
Bowen Lafave, Sheet Metal Workers' and Roofers' Local 30
Jason Ottey, LiUNA Local 183
Jeff Irons, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 353
Merissa Preston, LiUNA Local 506 Training Centre

Social Enterprise: Victor Beausoleil, Social Economy through Social Inclusion (SETSI)

Labour Education Centre: John Cartwright, Labour Education Centre/Toronto and York Region Labour Council

Ex Officio: Rosemarie Powell, TCBN Executive Director