1 (844) 435-7972
1 (403) 264-8100

Our Board of Directors

The Workers' Resource Centre is proud to be governed by a Board dedicated to enhancing the rights and dignity of all Alberta workers. 


Interim Board Chair
Karen Craik is a Registered Nurse and has had the pleasure of representing her members as Secretary Treasurer of United Nurses of Alberta since 1996. Karen was the founding Chair of the Calgary Workers’ Resource Centre and served on the Board for many years. She has also served on the Board of Ovarian Cancer Canada and was a founding co–chair of the Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope in Calgary. Rejoining the Board of the Workers’ Resource Centre is like coming home. It is so important to support and educate workers’ on their rights of Employment.


Alex is President of the Calgary and District Labour Council. In that role, he represents the interests of affiliated unions before the City of Calgary, the school boards and the community. He is a member of UFCW 401. Alex serves as a Director at Public Interest Alberta and as a Director at Friends of Medicare. He sat as a Worker Representative on the Employment Insurance Board of Referees until it was dissolved in 2013. He served as a Vice-President of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 401; he also served as the Chair of the pride and solidarity committee at the Alberta Federation of Labour. Alex has taken numerous labour education courses. He has just completed his third year on the board as Vice-Chair and second year as Treasurer.

Abena Edugyan


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Emily Grier 

Director at Large

Emily is a lawyer with a primarily litigation/advocacy practice and has appeared as legal counsel at the trial and appellate level in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Federal Courts, and at numerous administrative tribunals in both Alberta and British Columbia. Currently her main areas of practice are in employment, construction and administrative law, as well as a variety of work with First Nations and as general counsel for several local companies specializing in construction, real estate development and engineering. Early in her career, Emily completed an internship for a legal NGO in Durban, South Africa, assising with constitutional human rights litigation relating to access to education, governmental services, and housing, and assisted in developing a court monitoring program and educational aids for child witnesses.

Noureddine Bouissoukrane


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Laurel Jackson


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