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BC Regional Council

updated September 2020

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 Marion McLarty
East Fraser Valley Coordinator Antony Paller
West Fraser Valley Coordinator Susie Blyth
Southern Interior Coordinator Karen Sutton
Southern Interior Coordinator Jeanne Olineck
Northeast BC Coordinator Ron Hardy
Northwest BC Coordinator Jill MacNeill
South Island Coordinator Ernest Hooker
South Island Coordinator Patricia Martin
North Island Coordinator Bert Farwell
Aboriginal Equity Coordinator Jenny Macleod
Racially Visible Equity Coordinator Stephen Torng
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 John Davies
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
Southern Interior Jenny Anderson
Women Kelly Megyesi
Health & Safety Angela George
South Vancouver Island 01 Astrid Stoker
South Vancouver Island 03 John Davies
North Vancouver Island 01 Vanessa Miller
East Fraser Valley 01 Kirsty Havard
East Fraser Valley 02 Joyce Slett
   
West Fraser Valley 02 Stephen Klaver
   
Northwest BC 01 Nicole Pottle
Aboriginal 02 Karen Sutton
Racially Visible 02 Eamon Myagi
Pride 01 Sky Belt
National Officers 01 Vanessa Miller
September 23, 2020 - 9:44am •
RESCHEDULED PSAC B.C. REGIONAL CONVENTION On March 15 the PSAC made the difficult decision to suspend all activities that required a large gathering of members. This included the PSAC B.C. Regional Triennial Convention, originally scheduled for May 1-3, 2020.
September 18, 2020 - 12:00am •
Posted on behalf of Kelly Sidhu, PSAC BC Regional Council Women's Coordinator.
June 29, 2020 - 11:59am •
  As we approach the mid-point of Pride season in BC, please take a minute to read and sign on to PSAC's campaign calling on the Prime Minister to honour the promise to eliminate the ban on blood, organ and bone marrow donations that discriminates against LGBTQ2+ people, and particularly queer men and trans women.
June 29, 2020 - 10:10am •
PSAC BC is committed to fighting racism – in the workplaces we represent, within our own union and in society at large. At the last meeting held via conference call the PSAC BC Regional Council put forward and unanimously passed a motion calling for PSAC BC to Allocate $1000 towards the cost of hiring an organization, or to be used as an honorarium, to deliver anti-racism training open to all PSAC BC members via a recorded webinar that can subsequently be shared online.
June 1, 2020 - 4:02pm •
** Posted on behalf of Nia Gillies, PSAC BC Regional Council ** June is Pride Month and marks the beginning of the Pride season: a time for LGBTQ2+ folks to celebrate, but also a time for struggle dating back decades to the Stonewall riots in June of 1969. Although there won’t be big parades or festivities this year, let's all take the time to celebrate gender and sexual diversity, while continuing to fight for LGBTQ2+ rights. There is a reason why we still march in Canada today.
June 1, 2020 - 9:04am •
The COVID-19 pandemic has halted our face to face education for the time being. The PSAC B.C. Education Program wanted to ensure that members who are seeking non-PSAC educational opportunities have access to some support in the coming months. One way to do this is by expanding our non-PSAC education course subsidies. PSAC B.C. Education program has decided to offer an additional four (4) x $250.00 subsidies.
May 10, 2020 - 12:00am •
** Posted on behalf of Nia Gillies, PSAC BC Regional Council ** Many in the LGBTQ2+ community face unique challenges during these days of being in isolation alone or with unsupportive family so I thought I would reach out to PSAC’s LGBTQ2+ members in BC and let you know that you are not forgotten and to let you know that you are cared about.
April 23, 2020 - 10:05am •
Forwarding on behalf of the BC Federation of Labour and Kelly Sidhu, PSAC BC Regional Council Women's Coordinator. The BC Federation of Labour recently hosted an online panel on Sexual and Domestic Violence During COVID-19. You can watch the recorded session, and will also find panelist slides from EVA BC and WAVAW, as well as captioning transcripts here:  https://bcfed.ca/content/sexual-and-domestic-violence-during-covid-19-co... .
March 13, 2020 - 10:48am •
As the number of reported cases of the coronavirus rise in Canada, it is important that PSAC take precautions and act proactively to safeguard the health and safety of our members, staff, and the Canadian public. In keeping with recommendations from both local and national health authorities, our union has made the difficult decision to suspend activities that would require a large gathering of members. To that end, PSAC Regional Conventions for the NCR, Québec and B.C. have been postponed until further notice.

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