Jamaica-born Chris Campbell has been appointed Equity and Diversity Representative of the Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario (CDCO).
Campbell , widely regarded in trade union circles in the Greater Toronto Area as a longtime champion of diversity, ” will foster relationship building between the CDCO and members of the community to encourage all Canadians to get involved in the trades and provide guidance throughout the apprenticeship process,” says a news release from the CDCO
The release notes that ” he will also work closely with the Toronto Community Benefits Network (TCBN), where he currently sits on the Board of Directors, and other community organizations across the province as they are established, to encourage opportunities for equity, inclusion, and diversity in the construction industry.”
“The CDCO has a duty to do our part to ensure the future of the construction industry is an inclusive one,” said Mike Yorke, President of the Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario.
“Chris’ appointment is an opportunity for the CDCO to continue setting a great example for the industry by championing the recruitment and mentorship of the next generation of leaders and trade professionals.”
Campbell joined the Carpenters Union as a member in 1989. He has since worked on several major construction projects including condominiums, airports, hospitals, power plants, refineries, office towers, institutions, and bridges. He has been a construction site supervisor and carpentry apprenticeship instructor.
Currently, he is one of the Business Representatives in Toronto. of the CDCO.