Biography

Joseph S. Mancinelli serves as International Vice President and Regional Manager for the Central and Eastern Canada area of the Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), a diverse and multi-faceted union with over 600,000 members, of which over 100,000 are in Canada.

Mr. Joe Mancinelli is also Chair of the Labourers’ Pension Fund of Central and Eastern Canada (LPF), whose total portfolio is in excess of $5.1 billion. The LPF is innovative in its approach combining investments in traditional markets together with infrastructure developments.

Mr. Joe Mancinelli is President of the LiUNA Ontario District Council, he is Chair of the Labourers’ Central and Eastern Canada Organizing Fund (CECOF) and he is a Trustee on the LiUNA Tri-Funds: the Labourers’ Health and Safety Fund, the Labourers’ Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET) & the LiUNA Training & Education Fund.

As a member of Local 837 in Hamilton since 1978, Joe has held various positions within this LiUNA affiliate, including Benefit Plan Administrator; Business Manager; Secretary-Treasurer; and currently President. Under his direction, LiUNA Local 837 has grown to include many related entities. Joe sits as a Trustee/Director on Local 837 Boards including the Local 837 Training Trust Fund; the Labourers’ Local 837 Health & Welfare Plan; 34 West Avenue Inc. and the LIUNA (Hamilton) Association. He is President of the Liuna Group Limited which oversees both the Liuna Gardens and the Liuna Station Banquet and Convention Centres; and the LIUNA Local 837 Health Property (Hamilton) Corporation, the corporation that oversees the Local’s two long-term care facilities Queens Garden and Regina Gardens.

Joe is a champion of historical causes. Through his vision and tenacity LiUNA has undertaken many challenging and rewarding redevelopment initiatives in Hamilton’s downtown core, including the restoration of the former CN Rail Station into Liuna Station, and the development of LiUNA’s long-term care facilities, Queens Garden, constructed on a reclaimed site in the city’s north-end and Regina Gardens which is situated on Hamilton’s West Mountain. Not only have these projects revived aging neighbourhoods in the city’s core, they were recognized by the Canadian Urban Institute with their ‘Brownie Awards’.

Through Mr. Joe Mancinelli’s efforts, LiUNA has restored and redeveloped a Hamilton landmark, the Lister Block, a building whose cultural significance has resulted in its being named a provincial historical site. LiUNA has now begun redevelopment of the adjacent historic William Thomas Building, which will be revitalized into residential condominiums.

Mr. Joe Mancinelli was born in Hamilton on September 11, 1957. He and his wife Enza have been married for twenty-eight years. They have five children: Rosalina and her husband Alexander Winterburn, Victoria, Stefania, Enrico and Michael and grandsons, Noah and Aidan.