Organizing (volunteering) with ASPA

Ever think about getting involved with ASPA? ASPA is a volunteer organization and its purpose is:

“To promote the interest of the members of the Association and to establish communications with the Board of Governors or their representative with respect to the conditions of service of the members of the Association.”

ASPA can only be sustained through the efforts of its members.  There are a number of ways you could get involved with ASPA to ensure your continued representation in the work place.   From running for the executive to simply helping at an event. If you have ever wanted to get involved just drop an email to to help ensure your representation continues.

Engaging the members is something ASPA has been working on over the last few years.  Some of the ways we have done this are through the Social Committee’s Online Photo contests, the Virtual Paint Night, and just recently the Annual BBQ at the Forestry Farm.

Our newsletter, web page, information sessions, and other social media tools are used to engage and inform our 1400+ members about events that may have an impact on them or how they function within the University environment.  As an organization, working to ensure workers are treated fairly is important to us.  ASPA is only as strong as its membership and we need to make sure that our membership is knowledgeable and engaged.

For those who would like to know more or are interested in being an organizer for the committees, please consider contacting the ASPA office at 306.966.2471 or send us an email at


Communications & Public Relations

The Communications and Public Relations Committee oversees the ASPA Advocate website and newsletter.    The Committee is consulted on all communication to the membership and creates a newsletter four times a year.

Education Committee

This committee was created to ensure the educational and professional development opportunities for our ASPA members, pertaining to any ASPA Union related opportunities, are being advertised to the membership and utilized to the full advantage.

Finance Committee

This committee was established to ensure the transparency of the day-to-day finances that occur in the ASPA Office, and to have responsibility with the accounts.

Nominations Committee

Each year prior to the Annual General Meeting, the Nominating Committee oversees the selection of members to run for the various positions that may be open on the Executive. The terms for this committee may be found in the Constitution and Bylaws Article 6.3.

Research Committee

The Research Committee facilitates the collection of information and issues from the membership.  The Committee sends out surveys through out the year that pertain to bargaining, and other committee issues that need to be answered. 

Social Committee

This committee was established to welcome new and existing members of ASPA with one another.  They organize and arrange the informal socials that happen through out the year (Pizza, Winter, BBQ, and after the AGM), as well as the online events.

Social Justice Committee (Name Subject to Change)

This committee was established to give our members a voice on social initiatives that are relevant on campus to our ASPA Union.

University of Saskatchewan Committees with ASPA Representation

  •     Academic Defined Benefit Pension Plan Committee
  •     Academic Money Purchase Plan
  •     Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  •     Occupational Health and Safety
  •     President’s Service Award Committee
  •     Provost’s Advisory Committee for Sexual and Gender Diversity
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