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 B.C. is Bob Jackson. He was first elected to the position of REVP in 2011 and re-elected to a second term in 2014. Jamey Mills was elected as Alternate REVP in 2014.
Prior to his election as REVP, Bob worked for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as Regional Operations Coordinator in Vancouver since 1987. He started his career in Winnipeg as Meat Inspector. Bob was Regional Vice-President for the Agriculture Union Component, a position he had held since 1993.
He was a founding member of the BC Regional Council and he held the National Officer Coordinator on the BC Regional Council for two terms. Bob has been a very active member of the PSAC since 1979 and he has held various positions in his Local including President of Agriculture Union Local 20044 from 1990 to 1993. Bob has been a Health and Safety activist since the beginning of his career and he served on various Health and Safety Committees including the National Policy Committee as union representative.
The BC Regional Council
The B.C. Regional Council is composed of geographic representatives, equity representatives, 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 2014 BC Regional Convention.
|Regional Executive Vice President||Bob Jackson|
|Metro Vancouver Coordinator||Jennifer Horsley|
|Metro Vancouver Coordinator||Barry Tchir|
|Metro Vancouver Coordinator||Terri Lee|
|East Fraser Valley Coordinator||Antony Paller|
|West Fraser Valley Coordinator||Johann Ackermann|
|Southern Interior Coordinator||Carolyn McGillivray|
|Southern Interior Coordinator||Susan Yaciw|
|Northeast BC Coordinator||vacant|
|Northwest BC Coordinator||Jill MacNeill|
|South Island Coordinator||Colleen Girard|
|South Island Coordinator||Patricia Martin|
|North Island Coordinator||Bert Farwell|
|Aboriginal Equity Coordinator||Ruby Langan|
|Racially Visible Equity Coordinator||Jennifer Chieh Ho|
|Members with Disabilities Equity Coordinator||Joyce Slett|
|Womens Coordinator||Kelly Sidhu|
|Pride Equity Coordinator||Paul Croes|
|Health & Safety Coordinator||Linda Harding|
|DCL/Small Separate Employers Coordinator||vacant|
|National Officers Coordinator||Leanne Hughes|
|Young Workers Coordinator||Vanessa Miller|
|Young Workers||Liz Oliphant|
|Young Workers||Lindsie Murphy|
|DCL/Small Separate Employers||Joanne Hay|
|Health & Safety||Kim Koch|
|Metro Vancouver||Shawna Bundac|
|Metro Vancouver||Shane Polak|
|Metro Vancouver||Keiran Kennedy|
|North Vancouver Island||Richard May|
|North Vancouver Island||Christine Walker|
|East Fraser Valley||Ken Easton|
|East Fraser Valley||Susan Wilmshurst|
|West Fraser Valley||Michael Small|
|West Fraser Valley||Shirley Torres|
|Northwest BC||Barry Cunningham|
|Northeast BC||Pete Charlie|
|Racially Visible||Shawna Bundac|
|Racially Visible||Stephen Torng|
|Racially Visible||Melissa Shih|
|Pride||Jennifer Chieh Ho|
- Download the BC Regional Council bylaws and regulations here (updated by Regional Convention, April 2014 | regulations amended by the Council, April 2016)
- BC Fed Convention Subsidy Application (Regulation 3)
- BC Fed Convention Travel Pool Information (Regulation 3)
- Convention and Conference Subsidy Application (Regulation 7)
- Download the BC Regional Council Standing Committee Members List - updated March 2016
- Download the Terms of Reference for the various BC Regional Council Standing Committees