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A headshot of Bonnie Gostola, Vice-President of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE).

Bonnie Gostola

Executive

Vice-President

Local 045 High River

Vice President Bonnie Gostola was first elected Vice President in 2016 and worked as a Health Care Aide in long term care for 28 years. Prior to joining AUPE’s Executive Committee, she held a number of roles, including Local Chair and Council.



Gostola first joined AUPE through the Canadian Health Care Guild merger and walked her first picket line shortly after. Gostola knows the value of AUPE’s many education courses and bases her own leadership style on consistent messaging and open communication. She believes that with the right foundational knowledge, members can find their identities within their union and unite as unique parts of a strong whole.



Vice President Gostola chairs AUPE’s Standing Committee on Occupational Health and Safety and lives in High River.