Nicholas Marcus Thompson is an award-winning social justice advocate, labor union leader, and motivational speaker. Thompson is committed to the elimination of systemic discrimination and racism in Canada's public service, labor unions, and all sectors of Canadian life through his work with the Black Class Action.
His advocacy has resulted in legislative and policy changes to remove systemic barriers in the Canadian federal public service, resulting in career opportunities for underrepresented groups.
As President of the Union of Taxation Employees Toronto North, Thompson represents employees at the Canada Revenue Agency. He also served as 2nd A/Regional Executive Vice President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada Ontario, Vice President of the Greater Toronto Area Council, and Chair of the Toronto Racially Visible Committee, representing racialized workers across all federal workplaces in the Toronto region.
Thompson is the recipient of the Bob Marley Humanitarian Award for the advancement and development of his community. He is also a recipient of the Activist of the Year Award by the Public Service Alliance of Canada in Toronto.
Thompson is fighting for a new Canada where systemic racism ceases to be a barrier that limits the potential and excellence of Canada’s Black, Indigenous, and racialized people.
Thompson was named Activist of the Year in 2020 for his activism in the labour movement.