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Michelle Johnston

May 23, 2014

Michelle Johnston is the president of the Society of United Professionals, the union of choice for Ontario’s professional workers.

A proud northerner from Timmins, Ontario, as a woman with mixed Indigenous and European ancestry Michelle has burst through glass ceilings throughout her more than 30 years in the provincial energy sector. Prior to becoming an elected union leader, Michelle worked in IT for Hydro One. Michelle first got involved in her union to fight for good jobs for the next generation of workers.

Michelle is also Vice President (Canada) of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Chair of the Canadian Nuclear Workers Council, a member of the Canadian Labour Congress’s Canadian Council, and a director of the Canadian Nuclear Association, Electricity Human Resources Canada, and United Way of Greater Toronto.

Michelle holds an Honours BA in Psychology with a double minor in Sociology and Social Work from University in Sudbury, Ontario.

Having beat an aggressive form of breast cancer with the support of Ontario’s health care system and her family, in her spare time Michelle dedicates her efforts to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, the CIBC Run for the Cure, and serves on the board of the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario.

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