Wishing Chantal Lafleur, a Happy Retirement!

Please join NBNU in extending best wishes to our Labour Relations Officer, Chantal Lafleur, who is retiring today, June 30th, 2022.
 
Chantal began her career as an Industrial Health Nurse 1985 in Quebec before moving to New Brunswick to work at the Edmundston Hospital. She worked as a float nurse from 1988-1990, and it was in 1989 when Chantal first became involved in union activism at the local level, eventually serving in every position.
 
She began working in the ER in 1990. In 1999 she worked as the Resource Nurse in the ER and at this time, she also started to become involved in union activism at the provincial level. She was elected as NBNU Vice President from 1999-2003 and eventually sat on the Nurses, Part III Negotiating Committee twice and the Nursing Home Negotiating Committee four times throughout her career. During her vice presidency, she also worked as the nurse manager in the ICU from 2002-2005.
 
In January of 2006, Chantal joined NBNU as a staff member, starting as the Education Officer and then transitioning into an LRO position before leaving in September 2007 due to her long work commute. (She was driving from Edmundston to Fredericton and back every week!) Between 2007-2009, Chantal worked in human resources for the Edmundston Hospital before finally returning to NBNU in April of 2009 to work (this time remotely) as a Labour Relations Officer until present. In addition, Chantal was the recipient of the Glenna Rowsell Award in 2011, an award which recognizes members who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to NBNU.
 
Over the span of her career, Chantal has mentored many and has shared her expertise and knowledge. Her hard work ethic, strong union activism and compassion for nursing will be truly missed. We cannot thank her enough for the incredible work she has done for nursing in New Brunswick.
 
Although the NBNU Board of Directors, staff and the many members who know and communicate with Chantal are incredibly sad to see her go, we wish her the best of times as she embarks on her new adventure.
 
Happy retirement, Chantal!