Director, Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) Indigenous Department
A Community Leader, a Voice for opportunity, and a Guide on a path to creating a better future; Larry Villeneuve is a proud brother of the Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) championing Indigenous Outreach Programs including skills training, education, and community development.
A member of LiUNA for over 10 years Larry Villeneuve has a diverse and tremendously hard working history dating back to the late 1970s. His passion for helping people, determination and work ethic is second to none as he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his current position as LiUNA Indigenous Liaison. A strong advocate for education and perseverance, Villeneuve has championed diverse roles as a labourer, lead hand, slasher operator, apprentice millwright, intake and outpatient counsellor, process technician, process operator, Employee and Family Assistance Program referral agent, business owner, and many more.
Larry Villeneuve has served as Chair on various boards to help improve the lives of many and build better, more inclusive communities. He has served as Chair on the Board for Recovery, a project for men’s Post Recovery Home for Addictions. He is a prominent advocate and volunteer for Recovery from Addictions, acting as a referral agent and counsellor for those suffering from addiction as well as counselling family members within the Union and the community. For the past ten years, Larry’s passion for Recovery through Music has benefited many organizations like the United Way and various organizations throughout the Edmonton Community. His civic actions have been recognized by all levels of government including the Premier of Saskatchewan.
“Always believe in oneself.. that everything you want to achieve is achievable and that positive imaging is important in succeeding. Always remember that there is a solution to every problem… that is what I believe it takes to continue to be motived on a daily basis”