TORONTO — The Carpenters’ Union in Ontario has undergone organizational and leadership changes over the past year including a new name and territory for its primary council.
The former Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario (CDCO) is now the Carpenters’ Regional Council (CRC), reflecting the council’s new jurisdiction from Ontario to British Columbia.
Finn Johnson, director of communications and co-director of government relations for the new CRC, outlined the changes in a recent email. The head of the CRC is Jason Rowe, whose title is executive secretary-treasurer. Rowe also holds the position of vice-president of UBC Canadian District. Both the position of president and the position of chief of staff for the CRC are held by Tom Cardinal.
Cardinal formerly held the role of vice-president of the CDCO when Mike Yorke was its president.
Yorke retired in the spring and Mark Lewis, general counsel and chief of staff with the CDCO, passed away in July.
The CRC represents members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners.