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.
updated October 2017
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a list of the BC Regional Council Members elected at the 2017 BC Regional Convention.
|Regional Executive Vice President||Jamey Mills|
|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)
|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|
|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|
|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|
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