Women's Committee Members:

Theresa Wilson (Crown)
Hali Topinka (HR/E)
Muna De Ciman, (PSGE)
Lynne Guick, (
Community Services)
Tanya Turner, (Education)
Theresa Evans (Health)
Sherry Sproule (Retail & Regulatory)
Staff Rep: Carolyn Rebeyka

Missing and murdered Indigenous women

SGEU is committed to raising awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Learn more here.

International Women's Day Dinner Poster

Prairie School for Union Women

SGEU Scholarship

PSUW Application Form

Bread and Roses Nomination Form

Bread and Roses Winners

First Name Last Name Sector Year Received
Muna De Ciman Public Service 2014
Tanya Kenny Public Service 2014
Shawna North Education 2014
Bonnie Bond Education 2015
Bonnie Erickson Health 2015
Patrice Kelly Public Service 2015
Kimberly Loughery Retail & Regulatory  2015
Julie  Mack Retail & Regulatory  2015
Angela McGarry Public Service 2015
Kim Nordmarken Health 2015
Marney Robinson Health 2015
Tracey Sauer Health 2015
Patricia Taillon Crown 2015
Shelley     Malko Education 2015
Fina Kapovic-Wog Community Service 2015
Angie Mckenzie Education 2016
Beatrice  Fecke Health 2016
Brigette  Monteith Education 2016
Cindy Nordmarken Health 2016
Corinne Pennell Public Service 2016
Cynthia  Roney Health 2016
Debbie Wallace Crown 2016
Diane Langlois Education 2016
Linda Schuweiler Education 2016
Mary Ann Hogarth Public Service 2016
Noreen  Kushniruk Health 2016
Sharon Rose Retail & Regulatory 2016
Tammy Brown Health 2017
Tanya Buchinski Crown 2017
Lisa Cadieux de Larios Education 2017
Carole Capell-Wile Crown 2017
Donna  Christianson Retail & Regulatory  2017
Mary Ann Harrison Public Service 2017
Donna  Holaday Public Service 2017
Sharri  Laczko Health 2017
Sandra Pfeifer Community Service 2017
Diane Ralph Health 2017
Damara  Seudath Community Service 2017
Sherry Sproule Retail & Regulatory  2017
Roseann Strelezki Public Service 2017
Mechilene Veszi Community Service 2017
Wanda Weber Education 2017
Angela      Andersen Health     2018
Bente Sabiston Public Service 2018
Debbie Zawada-Wiebe Education 2018
Deborah Mooney Public Service 2018
Jocelyn         Hargreaves Crown 2018
Maleyamu Dukuly Community Service 2018
Michele Kozak Crown 2018
Teresa Wale Education 2018
Patience                 Umereweneza Community Service   2019
Lynne   Guick Community Service 2019
Brenda Peter Retail & Regulatory 2019
Sharon Friess Retail & Regulatory 2019
Debbie Wallace Crown 2019
Tammie   Hardy Crown 2019
Tanya Turner Education 2019
Ellen Leaman Education 2019
Mona Laurens Health 2019
Genny Goodyear Health 2019
Tamara Bailey Public Service 2019
Ida Miller Public Service 2019
Alice   Hehn Life Member 2019


Every year the SGEU Women’s Committee presents Bread and Roses awards to women activists to recognize and celebrate the work they do within the union.  The award recipients are nominated by their peers. Congratulations to the following recipients.

The Women's Committee shall:

SGEU Women's Committee: Silent Witness Project (Brochure)

Saskatchewan has one of the highest rates of spousal homicides among Canadian provinces - 8.4 spouses per million are killed in Saskatchewan each year compared to the national average of 4.8 per million.

The abuser is typically the partner or ex-partner or an acquaintance who is trying to have a relationship with the woman. The abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional or financial in nature.

Sadly, only 28 per cent of spouses report cases of family violence and a woman will be abused an average of 30 times before contacting the police.

The Silent Witness program originated in the United States in 1990 as a national effort and has now expanded to fifty states and thirty countries. In Canada, New Brunswick, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan have joined the effort to raise awareness about violence against women.

A traveling exhibit of life-sized wooden silhouettes are made in honor of victimized women. SGEU's Women's Committee is currently working to gather the stories of victimized women in hopes of putting an end to violence involving girls and women.

Goals of the Silent Witness Project:

To remember ...
     by honoring women in Saskatchewan who were murdered by a spouse, partner, or acquaintance

To create awareness...
     by sharing information in communities around the province about the nature and extent of family violence

To promote action...
     by profiling local resources that support women coping with violence in their lives and encouraging community and government action to end all forms of violence in our society

In Saskatchewan, information about Abuse Help Lines is at the front of the SaskTel phonebooks or available online at abusehelplines.org.

To get more information about the project, honor a lost family member, or request a Silent Witness presentation delivered by the SGEU Women's Committee, contact Mary Ann Harrison at (306) 775-7241.

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