Doug Kinna joined the BCGEU in 1993 working as an Income Assistance Worker. Since then he has been advocating for his co-workers in many capacities, including shop steward, chair of Local 601, Occupational Health & Safety Trainer, member of the Public Service Bargaining Committee, and Vice President for Component 6.
Doug has worked to create partnerships between Component 6 and community organizations whose work reflects members’ interests, and has been directly active in the wider community through his involvement with in many BCGEU campaigns.
He lives in Victoria, still an employee of working for the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Innovation, and is the proud father of 4 daughters, 1 step-daughter, and 2 step-sons.
Doug was elected as one of the BCGEU Executive Vice-Presidents at the 2017 Constitutional Convention.