Update to New National and Local Executives – Aug 1, 2023

On behalf of the APOC Pacific Coast Branch Executives, we would like to congratulate and welcome the following individuals on their newly elected positions within our APOC membership, effective immediately:

  • Our new National President – Rachel Lafontaine
  • Our new National 2nd Vice President – Dana Leblanc
  • Our new Divisional Vice President (DVP) – Ronda Ludwig
  • Our new Branch President (Interim) – Angela Burnett

Good luck to everyone on their new roles.

Mental Health – June 1, 2023

The APOC Executive recently completed the Mental Health Basic First Aid training course, where we learned valuable skills for providing initial help to individuals experiencing mental health problems related to substance misuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, and psychosis.

 In our training, we learned how important true connection is when someone needs help. So, with that in mind – if at any time, any of our fellow APOC members needs someone to talk to, destress, vent, decompress, etc. – then feel free to call myself or any of our Executive members, and we will talk with you and help with that connection.

 We are in no way, experts – and we are still learning ourselves; however, when you are feeling alone and emotional – a connection with someone will distract you in a good way, as it is very helpful on so many levels.

 Should you feel you need that connection, please feel free to contact any of the following APOC Executive members or reach out to Homewood Health (EFAP), which is confidentiality.



Trevor Henderson


Ronda Ludwig


Jeremy Costar


Dave Pino

White Rock

Roy Pala


Scott McPherson


Angela Burnett

PPC – Richmond (shift 3)

Donald Mak

PPC – Richmond (shift 1)

Michael Cheung

Dana Leblanc – DVP

PPC – Richmond (shift 2)


Personal Days – May 25, 2023

You have options to manage your unused Personal Days

The calendar year for the allocation and payout of Personal Days begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 of the following year. You can visit Employee Self Service (ESS) > Time Management on Intrapost to view your Personal Day quota. You have options to manage your unused Personal Days:

  1. To be paid out, no action is required. All remaining eligible Personal Days will automatically be paid out on August 3, 2023, and be subject to all applicable taxes and deductions.
  2. To carry over up to five eligible unused Personal Days. To carry over 100% of your eligible remaining balance, you are advised to use the carry-over tool from June 1 to June 30.
  3. To carry over some Personal Days (up to five eligible unused days) and receive a payout for others. You must use the carry-over tool on ESS between July 1 and July 14.

Instructions on how to access ESS and Intrapost from home are included with this letter. You can also ask your team leader for help.No changes can be made to decisions on your Personal Days after July 14. You will automatically be paid for any eligible unused Personal Days you have not carried over.

Reminder: the Personal Days – No Carry Over provided to eligible employees as of December 31, 2022 as a result of changes to the Canada Labour Code are not eligible to be carried over or paid out.