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United Sisters

United Sisters works in the workplace, union and society as a whole to identify and take action on issues that affect the status of women. Sisters United recommends measures to eliminate barriers to women’s full participation in the Society, and undertakes education, activism and communication to advance gender equity and women’s rights everywhere.

Contact: [email protected]

United Sisters Core Committee Members

  • Tracy Miller, Chair of US
  • Rebecca Caron
  • Renee Frost
  • Renee Fuchs
  • Michelle Johnston
  • Laura Langmaid
  • Michelle LeBlanc
  • Anna Liu
  • Vicki Power
  • Laurie Reid
  • Susan Sloan


United Sisters, formerly Sisters in Society (SiS), began as the Women’s Committee. It was initially formed at a time when Ontario Hydro began hiring greater numbers of women into Society jobs. They were becoming a significant Society demographic but “unseen” in terms of Society involvement. The fledgling Committee’s first organizing event aimed specifically at women was an after-work wine and cheese party. Back then The Society was run by a 10-person Executive. Leslie Forge and Fay Greenholtz both served on this Executive and Fay became the first female Society President. There was an effort to recruit women into Society Committees, including the creation of Committees focused on what were considered to be women’s issues – the Work and Family Committee and an Employment Equity Committee. These replaced the Women’s Committee and included male members. In 2018, following the renaming of our union, this committee was renamed Sisters United. This was then updated in 2023 to United Sisters.


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About the Artist: Rose Outlaw

Since starting as an apprentice at Outlaw Tattoo Parlour in Toronto at the age of 19, Rose has been steadily building her clientele and her reputation as a professional tattoo artist.

During her apprenticeship, she fell in love with American and Japanese traditional tattoos, along with the histories behind them. Learning about these styles really inspired how she approached visual art and motivates her to provide meaning and intention behind her art and tattoos.

“I’m grateful that I am able do something that I am so passionate about everyday – having the opportunity to make other people feel good through my art and tattoos.”

Living in Toronto after growing up in a small town in Durham, opened her eyes to issues of social justice including Indigenous rights, LGBTQ+ rights, gender and racial inequality, affordable housing and people experiencing homelessness. As a female artist, Rose strives to make a statement to effect change in a male-dominated industry, and tried to make positive change by creating an inclusive space where everyone is welcome.