Union Structure

Teamsters Canada is a labour organization that begins with our members. Our Union Leaders, Representatives, Agents, and Stewards are experts in labour relations, and with the active participation of our members, we strive to improve the working conditions and lives of all Teamsters.

Our Union is active on three levels: national, regional and local.

Structure of the Teamsters

Teamsters Canada is affiliated to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Union structure


At the national level, Teamsters Canada consists of lawyers, Council leaders, lobbyists, organizers, communication agents and trainers spread out across the country and who work with a shared vision of Building Up Canada for all Canadians.

Meet the Teamsters Canada Executive Board working to serve all Teamsters Members and Leaders.

President and International Vice President

François Laporte Montréal, QC

International Vice Presidents

Craig McInnes Mississauga, ON
Stan Hennessy Delta, BC


Brian MacDonald Ottawa, ON
Éric Laramée Montréal, QC
Fernanda Santos Mississauga, ON
Gerry Boutin Montréal, QC
Kelly Gorzen Winnipeg, MB
Robert Beairsto Halifax, NS
Walter Canta Vancouver, BC


Bob Miles Mississauga, ON
Jean Chartrand Montréal, QC
Randy Powers Regina, SK

Executive Assistant

Roy Finley Calgary, AB

1 800 number of the Teamsters Canada National Office – 1 866 888-6466

Send an email to Teamsters Canada’s National Office


On a regional level, Joint Councils voice the concerns and demands of our members. Members, Local Unions, Joint Councils and committees work together closely to tackle labour issues so that our membership can grow stronger and safer.

Contact a Teamsters Canada Regional Office

Local Unions

Local Unions are the centre of the organization; they represent thousands of members from various local industries. They are the hub where workers and their communities work closely together to improve overall living and working conditions.

Contact Your Local Union