Former OFL President Chris Buckley was recently presented with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Award in recognition of his years of selfless contributions to the people of Oshawa and Canada.
Chris is a lifelong trade unionist and social justice advocate. As well as fighting tirelessly for workers, Chris understood the importance of building strong communities. He was an executive board member of the United Way of Durham Region, a board member of the Durham Unemployed Help Centre and a volunteer leader of the YWCA’s ‘One Man at a Time’ campaign, aimed at ending violence against women. He also supported many Oshawa agencies including the Simcoe Hall Settlement House, Habitat for Humanity, Grandview Children’s Centre, as well as local women’s shelters and food banks.
Congratulations Chris for this well deserved recognition!
Chris Buckley served as president of Unifor Local 222 from 2004 to 2013 and as President of the Ontario Federation of Labour from 2015 to 2019. This award for volunteer service is presented in commemoration of the seventieth anniversary of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Accession to the Throne.