The 2022 Women's Conference was held in Washington, DC on September 7th-10th, 2022. In attendance were Brittany MacCulloch, Courtney DeGruchy, Laura Musgrave and Business Manager, Jim Sponagle. 

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August 22, 2022
The IBEW recognizes the great diversity that our membership represents and the importance of engaging members to ensure that the work of the IBEW continues to reflect that diversity. The IBEW RENEW/NextGen Advisory Committee is comprised of a representative from each Vice-Presidential District. The committee meets in person at least once annually and participates in monthly virtual meetings. The committee’s goals include strategizing on how to best engage young workers in the IBEW, their communities and the broader labour movement. Committee members also share best practices and brainstorm on how to solve issues affecting young workers.
The purpose of this correspondence is to solicit the name of anyone from your Local Union who is willing to serve on this very important committee. Committee members must be an IBEW member in good standing and must be 35 years of age or younger. When committee members turn 36, they will age out of the committee and will then be replaced with a new member. We encourage Local Unions to consider diversity of branch, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation when choosing a name to put forth.
Please keep in mind that the successful candidate’s Local Union will be responsible to provide financial support for travel and meals associated with attending the annual in person committee meeting. The committee member will also be required to attend the bi-annual RENEW/NextGen Conference which takes place on odd numbered years. The next conference is scheduled for the summer of 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Once again, travel, meals and accommodations would be the responsibility of the Local Union.
Please submit the name and contact information to my office via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) of anyone you believe would be interested and suitable to serve on this committee to assist in accomplishing its goals by no later than Friday, September 30, 2022.

Thank you in advance for your attention to this very important matter.
In solidarity,
Russ Shewchuk
International Vice President
cc: International Representatives
IBEW System Council #11













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There are many employers, industry partners, journeypersons and other individuals who go above and beyond to help apprentices throughout their journey to certification, who create welcoming workplaces for all apprentices including those from under-represented groups, and who continue to step up time after time to advance apprenticeship training.  

If you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their outstanding contributions, please take a few moments to nominate them for one of the following awards:

Apprenticeship Award of Excellence

This award is presented to an exceptional individual (or individuals) who has demonstrated: ingenuity, engagement and leadership in advancing apprenticeship training and the trades qualifications system. The award is presented annually for outstanding achievement in advancing apprenticeship training and the strategic goals of the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency by:
    • Attracting Skilled Trades Talent
    • Supporting the Journey to Certification
    • Fostering a Culture of Workplace Learning
    • Advancing the Value of Certification

Click here to learn more or to submit a nomination for the Apprenticeship Award of Excellence.

Apprenticeship Ally Award of Excellence

This award recognizes an outstanding employer or industry member for their commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the apprenticeship system through four or more of the following:
• Hiring from equity seeking communities
• Demonstrating that they are an ally for equity, diversity, and inclusion
• Fostering an appreciation of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace
• Supporting the journey to certification
• Furthering employees’ awareness and understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace
• Championing the value of equity, diversity, and inclusion beyond the workplace i.e. community, associations, etc.

Click here to learn more or to submit a nomination for the Apprenticeship Ally Award of Excellence.

Learn more about our awards and view the videos of past recipients here. Please submit your nomination by Friday, August 5, 2022.

As a valued plan member, we are reaching out to inform you that the current MHCSI - Managed Health Care Services Inc. claims adjudication platform will be replaced with an external adjudication service solution in the Fall of 2022. We are excited to partner with ClaimSecure to bring you an enhanced member experience.
As part of the transition to ClaimSecure, MHCSI Benefit and Lawtons Partner Discount Cards will move to virtual cards available on the ClaimSecure Member app and website. More details on the features of the app and website will be communicated in the coming months.
Members are required to update their MHCSI member profile including an email address, by July 31, 2022. Updating your MHCSI member profile takes a few minutes and will avoid any disruption to the administration of your MHCSI Benefit and Lawtons Drugs Partner Discount program. Failure to update your MHCSI member profile will impact delivery of these program benefits after the move to ClaimSecure.
Please complete the below steps by July 31, 2022.
On your desktop or mobile device, go to:
Log in with the below User ID and Password, please note these are case sensitive:
• Password: MHCSI2022
• Click: [Update your Member Profile]
Please continue to follow the prompts and instructions on the screen to update the information in your Member Profile. If you have any questions during the process, contact an MHCSI representative for assistance by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 1-888-686-6427.
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