Meet Your Executive

Cyril WilsonPresident – Cyril Wilson

As of February 2015, I was elected in as the new President of our Local due to our previous President resigning as of January 13, 2015.  The election for the President position was held on March 5, 2016 and I was re-elected as President.

I have worked for The City of Calgary for over 30 years in the Waste & Recycling Services department.  Over these years, I have seen a lot of changes in this department as well as many others.

I was born in Nova Scotia in 1956 and moved to NW Calgary in 1958.  This is where I met my future wife in 1975 and we got married in 1979.  We have four beautiful children and 10 grandchildren.

I became involved in the Union when I had asked a Job Steward a question and it was suggested that I attend a Regular Membership meeting to get more information about the Union.  In 1990, I did just that and attended my first meeting that year and have been involved in the Union ever since.  I have been on the Executive for many years now, as a Trustee, Executive Member, Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms, Vice President, and my latest position, as President.

As your President, I will ensure to do this job to the best of my ability and I will be available for all of our Members equally.

I can be reached in the office at 403-269-5333.

Thank You

Cyril Wilson, President


Recording Secretary – Dustin Withers

I started with the City of Calgary within the roads department in April of 2008.  I was elected into the Recording Secretary position in 2017 after relieving in the position since 2016.  I also hold the position of the Recording Secretary position for the CUPE Calgary District Council and I also sit as a member of the Calgary and District Labour Council.


Jody Sallans_1Treasurer – Jody Sallans

I started with the City of Calgary in the spring of 1989; I was hired as a Driver/Labourer with the Streets Department. Now known as Roads.

I first got involved with CUPE 37 when I became a Job Steward in 1996. I then joined the in-house Occupational Health and Safety Committee in 2004.

In 2006 I was accepted by the members on the Municipal Employees Benefit Association of Calgary (MEBAC) board of directors, in 2009 I was elected to the Secretary’s position on the MEBAC Board. I am also on the Communications Committee for MEBAC and was a member of the Negotiations Committee for MEBAC for the previous 3 Negotiations.

In 2007 I was appointed to the Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association’s (AMHSA) Board of Directors where I sat for a full 6-year term.

In 2008 I was elected to the Executive-at-Large Position by the members of CUPE Local 37 and in 2015 I was elected into the Sergeant-at-Arms position.

Vice President – Matthew Sjogren

I Want to thank the Membership for the amazing support and for electing me as the Vice President for our Union.  This gives me the opportunity to represent the Membership at the highest level possible through investigations, grievances, and arbitrations.

I have been trained and educated in Labour Law and Legislation.  I am currently and actively bargaining our Collective Agreement and have prepared proposals for our many Sub-Locals.  While bargaining, I have been able to utilize my CUPE National training experience, bargaining strategies, and organizational experience at the national level.

I want to thank everyone for your continued support.  I feel communication is extremely important in these times so please reach out to me anytime, as I value your questions, concerns, and all conversations that I have with our Members.

Thank you and stay safe everyone!

Sergeant-at-Arms – Robin Orsulak

City employee for over a decade and past Chair of the Calgary Stampede Volunteer Committee. I will listen to your concerns and be a firm and strong advocate for you.  


Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms – Laura Petrella

I moved here from Ontario and almost immediately started with the City of Calgary.  Since 2004 I have called the Calgary Zoo home and am proud to be part of the Local 37 family there as a Zookeeper.  I have quickly come to realize that working day and day out with a variety of dynamic, formidable and sometimes stubborn animals has in a way been great preparation for union life!

In 2014 I was elected as an Executive-at-Large and I had also joined the Social and OHS&E Committees and have been appointed as Recording Secretary for the Job Stewards Committee.  I hope that my learning experiences over the next few years will continue to foster a sense of activism for the labour movement in Canada and a dedication to this Union. I can be reached at

Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms – David Fawcett

I’ve worked for the City this last decade in the Waste and Recycling department.  I am a currently a Job Steward for CUPE Local 37 and have previously been a Union Trustee.



Dave_KnudsenExecutive-at-Large – Dave Knudsen

I started with the City of Calgary in 2005 in the Waste & Recycling Services department and became a Job Steward in 2010.


Executive-at-Large – Alonni Pedneault

Currently, I am an Executive-at-Large and on the OHS&E Committee. It has been my pleasure to serve as a Job Steward for over 10 years and I have previously worked as Trustee and was on the Social Committee as well.

Executive-at-Large – Marcello Manzoni

-CUPE Local 37 Job Steward since 2017

-Formally a Trustee from May 2018 – March 2019

-CUPE Local 37 Social Committee Member Since January 2018

-CUPE AB APPAC (Anti-Privatization Political Action Committee) Member Since May 2018

-AFL (Alberta Federation of Labour) Committee Member Since February 2018

-Working for the Roads Maintenance Department of the City of Calgary Since April 2008                        

Executive-at-Large – Brad Smith

I have worked for the Roads’ Department since 2008. In 2018, I began volunteering with the Union as a Job Steward and Trustee. Since then, I have completed 8 courses.

Executive-at-Large – Bill Hanycz
Executive-at-Large – Dafydd Urquart
Trustee – John Andre
Trustee – Bill Stevenson
Trustee – Stuart Daniels


Job Stewards

If you would like to become a Job Steward in your department download the Selection of Job Steward Form.  You will need to get a minimum of six signatures from your co-worker’s to become a Job Steward.  Complete the form and drop it off at the Union Hall to complete your application.


CUPE Local 37’s List of Current Job Stewards:

STEPHANE FONTAINE CH-East Maintenance Calgary Housing
JAMIE L DOMSTAD PK-Parks Nrth and Wst Seasonal Calgary Parks
ALANA FELKER PK-N and W Park Serv-Zone 1 Calgary Parks
JEFFREY JAROSZ PK-Parks Nrth and Est Seasonal Calgary Parks
RAYMOND MACDONALD PK-Parks Nrth and Wst Seasonal Calgary Parks
SHELLEY REID PK-Nursery and Planting Calgary Parks
GORDON BOLEYCHUK RC-Glenmore Reservoir Ops Calgary Recreation
ALONNI PEDNEAULT RC-Shaganappi Point GC Gds Calgary Recreation
SHEILA YOUNG RC-Peppard-Glenmore A-A Pk Calgary Recreation
VALERIE EDWARDS PR-Destination Africa Calgary Zoo
JENNIFER LONG PR-Destination Africa Calgary Zoo
LAURA PETRELLA PR-Destination Africa Calgary Zoo
TODD AVERILL PS-Fleet Westwinds Team CPS – Bureaus
DAN ROSENTRETER PS-Vehicle Acquis and Set-up CPS – Bureaus
ANDREW MASON FM-Northwest Zone Operations Facility Management
ARTHUR BATOROWSKI RD-Strategic Workforce Plng Roads
DAN BOUCHARD RD-Strategic Workforce Plng Roads
CURTIS BULLOCK RD-Strategic Workforce Plng Roads
DAN CERNAT RD-Strategic Workforce Plng Roads
STUART DANIELS RD-Strategic Workforce Plng Roads
MIKE FISCHER RD-Field Staff Roads
KEVIN GALLEY RD-Vehicle Equipment Training Roads
JACOB GILES RD-Strategic Workforce Plng Roads
JOHN HARTUNG RD-Strategic Workforce Plng Roads
JAMAL HAYMOUR RD-Strategic Workforce Plng Roads
JEREMY LACHAPELLE RD-Strategic Workforce Plng Roads
MARCELLO MANZONI RD-Strategic Workforce Plng Roads
RICHARD MCCARTHY RD-Strategic Workforce Plng Roads
ROBIN ORSULAK RD-Strategic Workforce Plng Roads
CHRISTOPHER PENALOZA RD-Strategic Workforce Plng Roads
MATTHEW SJOGREN RD-Traffic Field Staff Roads
BRADLEY SMITH RD-Strategic Workforce Plng Roads
JAMES STOFFELS RD-Strategic Workforce Plng Roads
DAFYDD URQUHART RD-Strategic Workforce Plng Roads
DANIEL VAN TASSELL RD-Strategic Workforce Plng Roads
PAUL VARGIS RD-Strategic Workforce Plng Roads
FRANK WEST RD-Vehicle Equipment Training Roads
BRAD YONER RD-Strategic Workforce Plng Roads
JOHN ANDRE WR-East-Calgary-Landfill Waste – Recycling Services
DEAN COTTAM WR-Commercial Collect Dist 6 Waste – Recycling Services
CHRISTOPHER DAKIN WR-Programs Dist 5 Waste – Recycling Services
ROBERT DAUPHINAIS WR-Vehicle and Equip WRS Waste – Recycling Services
DAVID FAWCETT WR-Residential Collect Dist 2 Waste – Recycling Services
RANDY FTICHAR WR-Programs Dist 5 Waste – Recycling Services
COLE HANNA WR-East-Calgary-Landfill Waste – Recycling Services
DAVID KNUDSEN WR-Residential Collect Dist 4 Waste – Recycling Services
JASON LANDRY WR-Residential Collect Dist 3 Waste – Recycling Services
ZACHARY LAWRENCE WR-Programs Dist 5 Waste – Recycling Services
KYLE MOSBY WR-Spyhill-Landfill Waste – Recycling Services
DARCY PERRAULT WR-Residential Collect Dist 3 Waste – Recycling Services
DUVAL POUNALL WR-Residential Collect Dist 2 Waste – Recycling Services
CHRISTOPHER ST. CROIX WR-Commercial Collect Dist 6 Waste – Recycling Services
BRAD WILSON WR-Residential Collect Dist 1 Waste – Recycling Services
AARON YOUNG WR-Residential Collect Dist 4 Waste – Recycling Services
GORDON ANDERSON WB-Calgro Water Services
ERIC BRADY WB-FO-O and M DWD-1 Water Services
CHAD ENNIS WB-FO-Op Front Line-1 Water Services
BILL HANYCZ WB-FO-O and M WW-1 Water Services
GREG MARTIN WB-FO-Op Front Line-1 Water Services
BRENT CAMPBELL Canadian Rockies
JOHN BECKETT Heritage Park Society
GENE THOMSON Town of Canmore
KENT BROERE Town of Vulcan
Last Updated July 2021


Committee Contacts:


  • Dafydd Urquhart
  • Jody Sallans


  • Cyril Wilson
  • Dustin Withers


  • Alonni Pedneault
  • Brad Smith


  • Matthew Sjogren
  • Dustin Withers


  • Jody Sallans
  • Cyril Wilson


  • David Fawcett
  • Cyril Wilson


  • David Fawcett
  • Cyril Wilson

Our History

Local 37 was first chartered on August 13, 1917, as the Civic Employees Federal Labour Union No. 37, under the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada.

Our first officers were:

  • F. Stevens – President
  • G.F. Moore – Vice President
  • J.S. Whitely – Recording Secretary
  • W. Hincelwood – Secretary/Treasurer

Over time, the Trades and Labor Congress became the National Union of Public Employees, which subsequently merged with the National Union of public Service Employees to form the Canadian Union of Public Employees in 1963. Local 37 was chartered with CUPE on September 24, 1963. Local 37 has had two job actions in its history – a wildcat strike in 1974 over wages, and a legal strike in 1978 that lasted 55 days. The main issue in the 1978 strike was to maintain gross wages while working a compressed work week.

When the economy tanked in the early 1980’s, Local 37 members were re-deployed in 1984 for about 3 months. Since then, no permanent employee in Local 37’s jurisdiction has been laid off due to lack of work.

Today, CUPE Local 37 represents more than 3000 members providing excellence in public service.

City of Calgary and Sub-Locals Information

CUPE Local 37 represents the City of Calgary Outside Workers and the following Sub-Locals:

City of Calgary website:

CUPE 37 Sub-Local websites: