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Our Organization

Welcome to psacbc.com – the Public Service Alliance of Canada BC Regional website.

The PSAC is one of Canada’s largest unions. We are truly a national union with members from coast to coast to coast, in every province and territory. We even have an international face with members working abroad in embassies and consulates.

PSAC members in BC are employed in large and small communities throughout the province. Most of us work for the federal government, agencies, and crown corporations and an increasing number work in the private and community services sectors. We preserve Canada’s natural and historic heritage, we collect statistics for the business community, we maintain airport runways and navigation systems, we monitor fish stocks, we provide support to the military and RCMP, we administer pensions and employment insurance, we respond to emergencies at airports and at sea, we predict the weather, we do agricultural research, we help new Canadians get settled, we stop guns and drugs at the border, we make sure your food is safe to eat, we work with inmates and parolees, we support veterans and their families and we send you your tax refund. We do all this, and more.

Members in the BC Region are represented on the Alliance Executive Committee by the Regional Executive Vice-President. The REVP also chairs the BC Regional Council - a group of members elected within the region to work with and give voice to members from British Columbia. Click for more information about governance within the BC Region: the REVP, the BC Regional Council, and our bylaws.

Members in British Columbia are serviced by two Regional Offices located in Vancouver and Victoria. The staff are responsible for negotiating collective agreements, organizing new members, representing members at hearings, organizing strikes, facilitating union education and offering on-going advice and assistance to locals and regional bodies.

Visit our national website for more information about the PSAC in general.

In this Section

  • Area Councils

    Information about the 7 PSAC Area Councils in BC

  • BC Regional Council

    updated October 2017

    Regionalization

    At the 1997 PSAC National convention the delegates passed a resolution supporting the Regionalization of the union. This established the following regions: Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, National Headquarters, Prairies, British Columbia and the North.

    Each region is represented on the Alliance Executive Committee by a Regional Executive Vice-President. The 7 REVPs along with the National President and the National Vice-President form the governing body of the Alliance.

    The Regional Executive Vice-President for BC is Jamey Mills. He was elected as the PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President for BC in 2017.

    Jamey is a long time union leader who began his career as an activist as the Young Workers Coordinator on the PSAC BC Regional Council and as a member of the BC Federation of Labour Young Worker Committee, where he sat on the BC Fed Executive Council. Jamey has held a number of positions within his Local, UTE 20027 - Vancouver Tax Services Office, including Vice-President and Chief Shop Steward. He is the former President of the PSAC Vancouver Area Council, and prior to becoming the Regional Executive Vice-President he served on the PSAC BC Regional Council as Metro Vancouver Coordinator and as Alternate Regional Executive Vice-President.

    The BC Regional Council

    The B.C. Regional Council is composed of geographic representatives, equity representatives, and a representative each for the National Officers, Directly Chartered Locals and Health & Safety.

    All positions on the BC Regional Council are elected from among the membership. The Regional Executive Vice President is a full-time paid position. All other members of the council work in jobs represented by the union and serve the union as volunteers. In addition to chairing the BC Regional Council, the REVP represents BC on the Alliance Executive Committee, the body that runs the union nationally. He also represents the PSAC on the Executive Council of the BC Federation of Labour.

    The Regional Councils meets twice a year in person and regularly via conference call to strategize on issues that affect PSAC members in B.C. The minutes of meetings will be posted on this website as well as any upcoming meetings.

    If you have any items you wish the council to discuss or if you have any questions or concerns you can contact the REVP by email: revp-bc@psac.com.

    Here is a list of the BC Regional Council Members elected at the 2017 BC Regional Convention.

    Position Name
    Regional Executive Vice President Jamey Mills
    A/REVP Todd Smith
    Metro Vancouver Coordinator Jennifer Horsley
    Metro Vancouver Coordinator Terri Lee
    Metro Vancouver Coordinator Sky Belt
    East Fraser Valley Coordinator Antony Paller
    West Fraser Valley Coordinator Johann Ackermann
    Southern Interior Coordinator Carolyn McGillivray
    Southern Interior Coordinator Wes Todd (on leave of absence) Jeanne Olineck
    Northeast BC Coordinator Sharon Bull (on leave of absence)
    Tiffany Hobbins
    Northwest BC Coordinator Jill MacNeill
    South Island Coordinator Colleen Girard
    South Island Coordinator Patricia Martin
    North Island Coordinator Bert Farwell
    Aboriginal Equity Coordinator Giselle Henry
    Racially Visible Equity Coordinator Jennifer Chieh Ho
    Members with Disabilities Equity Coordinator Shane Polak
    Womens Coordinator Kelly Sidhu
    Pride Equity Coordinator Nia Gillies
    Health & Safety Coordinator Linda Harding
    DCL/Small Separate Employers Coordinator David Schinbein
    National Officers Coordinator Leanne Hughes
    Young Workers Coordinator James Brierley
    Alternates  
    2nd Alternate REVP Terri Lee
    Young Workers 01 Margaret Humen
    Young Workers 02 Sky Belt
    MWD 02 Kelly Megyesi
    DCL/Small Separate Employers 01 Joanne Hay
    DCL/Small Separate Employers 02 John Davies
    Women Kelly Megyesi
    Health & Safety Angela George
    South Vancouver Island 01 Astrid Stoker
    South Vancouver Island 02 Ernest Hooker
    South Vancouver Island 03 John Davies
    North Vancouver Island 01 Vanessa Miller
    North Vancouver Island 02 Christine Walker
    East Fraser Valley 01 Kirsty Havard
    East Fraser Valley 02 Joyce Slett
    West Fraser Valley 01 Susie Blyth
    West Fraser Valley 02 Stephen Klaver
    Southern Interior 01 Jeanne Olineck
    Southern Interior 02 Karen Sutton
    Northwest BC 01 Nicole Pottle
    Northeast BC 01 Tiffany Hobbins
    Northeast BC 02 Ron Hardy
    Aboriginal 01 Jenny MacLeod
    Aboriginal 02 Karen Sutton
    Racially Visible 01 Stephen Torng
    Racially Visible 02 Eamon Myagi
    Pride 01 Sky Belt
    Pride 02 Jennifer Chieh Ho
    National Officers 01 Vanessa Miller
    National Officers 02 Jennifer Chieh Ho
  • BRUSH (H&S) Committee

    Information about the BRUSH - BC Region Union Safety & Health Committee

  • Education program

    More information about the Education program in BC, including course schedules and descriptions.

  • Human Rights Committees
  • Leadership

    Leadership

  • Regional Executive VP
  • Regional Womens Committees

    Information about PSAC Regional Womens Committees and women's issues.

  • Staff
  • Stewards

    This is a collection of all the Steward-related information and posts on the website.

  • Young Workers