Tannis first became a CUPE Local 79 member in 2001 when she began working as a summer camp leader in the Parks, Forestry & Recreation Division. She went on to work in many different classifications within PF&R before taking a position in the Toronto Employment and Social Services Division as a Caseworker. In 2011, Tannis became active with the union by joining Local 79’s Part-Time Recreation Bargaining Committee. She was later elected to Local 79’s Executive Board, became a Local 79 Steward, and joined Local 79’s Young Workers, Human Rights, and Health and Safety Committees. Tannis also served as one of Local 79’s Health and Safety Coordinators for several years and sat as a CUPE Ontario Health and Safety Committee member. She is currently a member of the Ontario Municipal Employees Coordinating Committee. By accessing the many great services that Local 79 members provide while growing up in North Etobicoke, Tannis gained firsthand experience of the great work that our members do. Tannis is passionate about the environment, food & nutrition advocacy and loves watching sports.