Mark Brown

Communications & Social Media Officer

Mark Brown started working at Canada Post when he was eighteen years old. After about 10 years of service, a co-worker suggested that the two of them become shop stewards. That was the start of his journey as a representative of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and from there into the Labour Movement. Mark Brown has represented the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in various elected positions since 2000. He is currently the Assistant Secretary Treasurer for CUPW’s largest local, the Toronto Local. In 2014 Mark Brown was elected to the position of the National Director of the Metro Toronto Region and as such became the first Black worker in Canada elected to sit on the National Executive Board of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. Prior to that, Mark Brown was elected to the position of Education officer of the Metro Toronto Region and prior to that, the Local executive of CUPW where he was responsible for representing the more than 400 Canada Post Truck Drivers (MSC’s) in the west end of the greater Toronto area. Mark Brown was the first Black worker elected to those positions as well. He has and continues to sit on the Boards of several organizations. He was one of two co-chairs of the equity committee for the Toronto and York Region Labour Council. He is a member of the Ontario Federation of Labour’s (OFL) Worker of Colour committee and is currently the Communications and Social Media officer for the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists in Canada.