Nicholas Marcus Thompson stands as a distinguished advocate, a dedicated labor union leader, and speaker. His unwavering commitment centers around the eradication of systemic discrimination across Canada's civil services, labor unions, and all facets of Canadian society. With a profound impact on both national and international platforms, he has earned accolades for his transformative efforts.
As a sought-after speaker, Nicholas has graced prestigious institutions with his insights, including Amnesty International, the Senate of Canada, and the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. His expertise and compelling voice contribute significantly to crucial conversations on equality, social justice, and human rights.
Nicholas's journey is marked by a series of pivotal roles within Canada's labor movement. Since 2018, he has held the position of President at the Union of Taxation Employees Toronto North, where he tirelessly advocates for the rights of workers within the Canada Revenue Agency. Prior to this, his leadership extended to roles such as 2nd A/Regional Executive Vice President, Vice President of the Greater Toronto Area Council, and Chair of the Toronto Racially Visible Committee at the Public Service Alliance of Canada.
A trailblazing moment in 2020 saw Nicholas galvanizing federal public service workers to instigate a groundbreaking $2.5 billion class action lawsuit against systemic discrimination within the federal public service. Demonstrating exceptional vision and dedication, he further assumed the mantle of Executive Director for the Black Class Action Secretariat in 2022, propelling a non-profit organization at the forefront of the battle against systemic racism and discrimination.
Nicholas's advocacy has yielded legislative and policy shifts, removing barriers that hinder marginalized workers from equitable employment opportunities. His contributions have garnered esteemed recognition, with prestigious awards such as the Bob Marley Humanitarian Award and the Bromley Lloyd Armstrong Human Rights Award, commending his relentless pursuit of equity, inclusion, and human rights.
An alumnus of the Labor College of Canada and the US Institute of Diplomacy and Human Rights, Nicholas Marcus Thompson exemplifies a fusion of academic prowess and grassroots activism. His indomitable spirit and transformative work echo through corridors of change, leaving an indelible mark on the pursuit of a fair and just society.
BROMLEY LLOYD ARMSTRONG AWARD
ACTIVIST OF THE YEAR AWARD
BOB MARLEY HUMANITARIAN AWARD
UNION LEADERSHIP AWARD