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Shop Steward Orientation (Online!)

Is fairness at work important to you?

Are you interested in learning more about your rights and sharing knowledge with your co-workers? If so, we want you to consider becoming a Shop Steward.

Shop Stewards are the representatives of the Union in the workplace. You can read more about the role of the steward here.

We are currently recruiting Shop Stewards in most workplaces. Contact your Chief Shop Steward or Local President - Darcy Kasper for details on becoming a Steward in your Local. Contact information is on the Local page of the website.

If you think this role is for you, we hope you'll join us for this course. It will give you the knowledge and skills to be an effective advocate for your co-workers.

We'll be meeting online by Zoom over 4 sessions. To participate, you'll need a computer with internet and a quiet place. After this course, new Shop Stewards will receive mentoring with experienced Stewards and access to many advanced workshops and training.

Our sessions are: February 9, 11, 16 and 18 from 9am to 11am

All YEU education is free with no loss of pay for members taking courses on their work time.

Save a spot by clicking HERE.

Not sure this role is for you? There are many ways to build a stronger Union presence. Contact your Local President or us at the YEU office to find out more.


Start Time: 6:00pm

Location: YEU Hall


Elections will be held for the following Local Y017 Executive positions:

President and 1st Vice President

Secretary, Treasurer, Chief Shop Steward, and 3 directors. 


Some of these positions are short term, and will be re-elected at the 2021 AGM, so it's a perfect time to get involved on a short term 8 month position or on a longer term position.


We will have $400 in gift certificates as door prizes supporting the following local business

* Air North

* Burnt Toast

* Baked

* Burnt Toast

* Chocolate Claim

* Blackbird Bakery

* Java Connection


***We will not be serving food, as usual due to Covid-19 restrictions.  Hot and Cold beverages will be provided.

***Covid-19 precautions will be in place with masks and hand sanitizer available for your use.  Seating will be set up to maintain social distancing during the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you and if you have any questions, contact your local President and Vice President via [email protected]

Y017 LOGO Contest


Local Y017 is challenging members of the local to create a new Local Y017 logo that will be used for the website, printed material as well as other related Local Y017 items.


* The Logo must include the words "Local Y017"

* The Logo must be the original art of the submitter

* The Logo should only use the following colours Black, Red, and White

* The Logo should be related through graphics to represent Local Y017 - Human Health Services

* The Logo may be created using pencils, crayons, markers, and/or paint. Or created on a computer.

* The Logo should be simple, legible, and easy to reproduce.

* The Logo must be created and submitted by Local Y017 Member in good standing.

Submission Format:

Designs must be submitted in any of the following formats: jpg, tiff, or pdf (if a hard-copy design sketch is submitted, it must be scanned or otherwise rendered into one of the above computer formats and submitted).  Images can be larger than, but must be no smaller than, six inches by six inches (6"x6").


Winning Design $150

1st Runner Up $100

2nd Runner Up $50


March 24, 2020

Submit Designs to: [email protected]

Disclaimer: The winning design will be copyrighted and will be solely owned by Local Y017; the creator of the design will disclaim any trademarks and without any limitations all rights related to the design.  The designer will sign in acknowledgement that he/she is the person that created the logo and is the rightful owner.  The designer also certifies that the logo does not infringe upon the rights of any third party and does not violate any copyright.  The designs of logos that are not chosen as the Winning Design, will retain full ownership of their design and Y017 and YEU will never use their artwork for reproduction of any kind.

Y017 Logo Contest

In January 2020 we will be posting more information about a logo contest to replace the outdated Local Y017 Logo.  It will be open to all Y017 Members and there will be prizes for the top two designs.

Start thinking about it now...

What does Local Y017 Health and Human Services mean to you and the community.  It is a Yukon Government Local representing over 1200 members across the Yukon in the Health and Human Services profession.

Stay Tuned!

Want more information, send email inquiries to: [email protected]

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

March 28, 2019

Your Local Y017 Annual General Meeting is coming up for 2019.

With your attendance, your name will be entered into a draw for one of three $100 Air North Gift Certificates.

We will have a social hour for the first portion of our AGM beginning at 5:30pm, with food and non-alcoholic beverages, for introductions and questions.

Business will begin at 6:00 pm with a presentation of annual reports and finish with elections of executives at 7:30 pm.

We have several vacant Executive Board of Director Positions to be filled and we will be offering a bi-annual Honoria for participation as a Director on the Board. The time commitment for any of these positions includes attending a 1 to 2 hour monthly meeting for Local Y017. Any other commitments would be voluntary basis for special events.

Available Positions:

2nd Vice President
Chief Shop Steward
Four (4) Directors 

If you would like more information about any of the available Local Y017 Executive Director positions or further information about the Annual General Meeting, please email Local Y017 at [email protected]

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