Deborah Duffy

Pronouns: she/her

Location: Ottawa

35+ years as an organizer, communicator, researcher and event planner. Extensive experience working in social movements, advocacy, labour and political organizations. Currently working for the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) as a digital strategist to find ways to tell stories that move people to act for social change.

What’s something about you that would surprise others to know:

I’m starting my own flower business

Organization: NUPGE

Country/Region: Canada

What unique role do you or your organization play in the progressive movement in Canada?

NUPGE often speaks, and dedicates resources, to issues that other groups do not prioritize.

What part of movement infrastructure are you interested in building in the next decade?

I am interested in building/increasing political literacy within the labour movement. I am also interested in helping progressive movements gain a deeper understanding of why unions matter to our society.

Mission & Mandate

Unions for Public Good. Unions coming together to make the world better for us all.

Who is your audience? Who are you trying to influence and engage?

NUPGE memberes, the labour movement, government decisions makers, media and influencers

One thing people might not know about your organization

NUPGE was one of the first unions to campaign on rising income inequality and why we need tax fairness during the global recession in 2009.

A win you’re celebrating with your organization

Organizing more health care professionals under one national union.

A challenge you’re working through with your organization

Working to build our capacity and profile to connect with our members more deeply, and to influence decision makers on public policy that benefits the public good.

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