Board of Directors

Don Kuyek (President)

Don is a long time community activist and local labour lawyer.  During his spare time Don teaches law at Laurentian University.

John Closs (Chair)

John is a sessional lecturer in the Labour Studies Program at Laurentian University, certified general carpenter and active member of local community groups related to workers, education and community services. John retired in 2011 from Cambrian College where he was a Professor in the School of Skills Training.

Josée MacPhee (Treasurer)

A 2014 graduate of the Honours Bachelor of Commerce at Laurentian University, a mom of 4 working full time as a Staff Accountant for Collins Barrow SNT LLP since graduation. When I’m not crunching numbers, I am taking my kids to soccer, lacrosse and dance.

Nicole Beaulieu (Community Member)

Sudbury born and raised, Nicole Beaulieu is an activist in our community.  She currently sits on several Boards and committees, including the Sudbury Community Legal Clinic, OHCOW’s Local Advisory Committee, the Labour Studies Program at LU Board, and SWEAC, just to name a few. As a humanist feminist Nicole truly believes in fairness and equality for everyone. In her day job as the Director of Labour Community Services for our local United Way / Centraide she always keeps one foot in the labour movement and the other in the United Way movement, to ensure that she can help our community and fight for social justice at the same time.

In her rare spare time, she enjoys being with her family, roller skating, and watching movies.

Wyman Mackinnon (Community Member)

Wyman has spent the past 20 years actively engaging in the Sudbury Labour movement. He has held numerous positions including: President of Cupe 207/4705, Labour/Union Representative for the United Way cabinet, Vice President for the Sudbury Labour Council, and Vice Chair for the Coniston Community Action Network (CAN).

Christopher Richardson (Community Member)

Chris is a 3rd year Sociology major, with a minor in Labour Studies at Laurentian University. As a member of the Sudbury community, he is invested in the rights of workers throughout the city and the North.

If you would like to be considered for a position on the SWEAC Board of Directors

 contact us at 705-470-3323