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Lee-Ann KalenLee-Ann Kalen was elected to CUPE’s National Executive Board as General Vice-President representing British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut in June 2021.

Hailing from Local 1099 representing school board and after-school workers in St. Albert, Alberta, Lee-Ann is a proud Métis woman, and a passionate activist for workers rights and equality of all people.

She has worked as an educational assistant since 2002 and has a long history serving her local as steward, chief steward, vice-president, and president. She is also General Vice-President (North) for CUPE’s Alberta Division.

Lee-Ann is an experienced activist, serving on the political action committees of both CUPE National and CUPE Alberta. Most recently, she has been involved in mobilizing efforts against anti-union legislation from Alberta’s conservative provincial government.