National Officers




Brenda McAuley

Brenda McAuley,
National President

Brenda comes from the small community of Capreol, Ontario. After high school, Brenda traveled extensively then moved to Toronto to attend George Brown College and resided in Toronto for 14 years.

In 1986, Brenda and her husband returned to her home town to raise their family. Brenda joined Canada Post in 1988 when she was the successful candidate in competition with 49 female applicants for a 5 hour position at the Capreol Post Office. This experience opened her eyes to the reality of how few good paying jobs with benefits there were for women in rural Canada and the importance of maintaining them. She went on to acquire a 17.5 hour position and eventually attained the Postmaster position at the Falconbridge Post Office.

Brenda’s journey with CPAA started in 2001, when she ran for Director of the Ontario Branch. She soon realized, after working very hard and getting good results for members, that this work was her passion. In 2004, she was elected as Vice President. In 2007, she became the Ontario Branch President. As Branch President, Brenda was appointed to several committees: Negotiating Committee, By-laws and Policies Committee, Disability Support and Safe Early Return to Work Committee, Chairperson of the Liaison Fund Committee and of the Political Action Committee. Additionally, when another bargaining unit was trying to force CPAA into a merger, the previous National President had the confidence to appoint Brenda as Chairperson of the Bargaining Unit Review Committee. As a result of the collective effort of this committee, the national officers and the CPAA legal team, they were victorious in avoiding this merger and remaining CPAA.

In 2013, at the National Triennial Convention in St. John’s Newfoundland Labrador, Brenda was acclaimed as the National President. Brenda is married to Jake and they have three sons: Matthew, Jordan and Joey.

Her e-mail address: BrendaMcAuley@cpaa-acmpa.ca


Dwayne Jones

Dwayne Jones,
National Vice President

In 2003, Dwayne’s career with Canada Post began as a Term employee in Redcliff, Alberta. Throughout the next seven (7) years, he worked in the capacity of a Part-time Assistant, Senior Assistant, as well as Postmaster. In 2010, he transferred into the Postmaster position of the Carstairs Post Office.

In 2008, and upon his appointment as Director of the Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut Branch, he found his passion serving CPAA members. With a vacancy on the Branch Board in 2009, his role changed from Director to Branch Vice President and in 2010 he was elected as Branch President.

Another exciting step in his journey occurred when, in October of 2012, his role with CPAA changed through his appointment to National Vice President (English language). He looks forward to continuing to serve the CPAA members.

He currently resides in Ottawa with his wife Kimberly and 3 children: MacKenzie, Kianna and Joshua.

His e-mail address: DwayneJones@cpaa-acmpa.ca

Daniel L. Maheux

Daniel L. Maheux,
National Vice President

Daniel is native of the small village of Aston-Jonction, QC. He left the Media Communication Program at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) to pursue a career of helicopter pilot. After graduating in the summer of 1980, he arrived in Western Canada in time for the oil boom bust. In Calgary, Daniel embarked on a productive and varied 22 year long career in the commercial air transport industry, first with Canadian Airlines International and ultimately with Air Canada.

Daniel joined Canada Post in 2004, as Postmaster of the level 6A, Canmore Post Office. Early on, he opted to take an active role with the Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut Branch of CPAA. His enthusiasm, problem solving abilities, dedication to the rights of workers, strong ethics and prior work expertise earned him the respect of the members at large, fellow board members and where/when it counted, the Corporation representatives.

Daniel is currently Postmaster of the Peachland, BC Post Office.

Having been elected for a third term as National Officer, in addition to the duties of Vice President, Daniel serves on or chair the following committees: Negotiations, Health and Safety, Political Action, Labour Relations, Communication, Job Evaluation, Isolated Post Allowance, Allocation of Hours, and the Pension Advisory Council.

His e-mail address: DanielMaheux@cpaa-acmpa.ca

Sonia M. Dupuis

Sonia M. Dupuis
Labour Relations Officer

Sonia was born in St-Jerome (Quebec). She spent the majority of her life in the town of Hull (Quebec). Before joining Canada Post, she worked in various capacities for Zellers Inc.

Sonia joined Canada Post in October of 1988 as a pay clerk (CR-4) at the Ottawa Mail Processing Plant. She quickly moved up through the hierarchal rank to become Manager of the payroll department. After many years working in the payroll department, she decided to take on a new challenge in 1996 and joined the human resources group as a Staffing Officer for CPAA. She worked together with the members of the staffing group from CPAA’s national office to develop the staffing process that we know today. Following her staffing experience with CPAA, she joined in 2002 CPAA’s negotiating team for the employer’s side. She then joined the operations group as Area Manager for the Ottawa region. Being responsible for four (4) postal depots, she knows full well how to handle the mail. A few years later, she worked in Ottawa as Manager Production, Control and Reporting. She also joined in 1998 the employer’s team of negotiators for the UPCE. Following the UPCE’s negotiations, she joined the labour relations team. In 2013, she was also a member of the negotiating team on the employer’s side for CPAA.

On October 21, 2013, Sonia joined CPAA’s national team as a Labour Relations Officer. Her main functions will be to ensure that all the grievances are transferred under her responsibility and to become familiar with each file in order to provide the necessary support and share her labour relations experience with the local representatives.

Her e-mail address: SoniaDupuis@cpaa-acmpa.ca