Congratulations to our member Greta Glanville, who was recently appointed to sit on the board of directors for the Peterborough United Way.
“I plan on using my experience and the struggles I’ve been through to affect positive change for the working class,” said Greta. “My seat on the board will allow me to use my voice and make a difference for those who need it most.”
Greta is an incredible advocate and activist. In 2004, she brought the union into her workplace, Applewood Retirement Home. Since then, her involvement with SEIU Healthcare has continued to grow. She is a steward, a Leadership Academy graduate and recently attended SEIU Healthcare’s first ever Leadership Academy Summer School. She is also a winner of SEIU Healthcare’s Inclusion and Advocacy Award.
In 2015, Greta was named the Peterborough Labour and District Labour Council’s Female Activist of the Year. Earlier this year, she was elected to their executive board.
She also organizes SEIU Healthcare’s Under One Roof Luncheon, which provides meals for homeless and in-need Peterborough Residents. The next one is scheduled for November 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church.
Greta credits her union for giving her the skills and tools to make a difference.
“It was my union involvement that led me to become part of the Peterborough Labour Council, which is what led me to my current position with the United Way,” said Greta. “SEIU Healthcare has shown me that my voice matters and I shouldn’t be afraid to use it. I want my daughters to look at me and know that I tried to make a difference. I encourage everyone to get involved; you have a voice and your union will teach you how to use it.”