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BC Regional Council

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 Shane Polak
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
Northeast BC Coordinator Sharon Bull
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 Joshua Miller
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 01 Shane Polak
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
Metro Vancouver Terri Lee
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
Northwest BC Nicole Pottle
Northeast BC Tiffany Hobbins
Northeast BC 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 Vanessa Miller
National Officers Jennifer Chieh Ho
December 16, 2014 - 1:40pm •
Do you know a PSAC activist who deserves recognition for their work in the union? The B.C. Regional Council Honours & Awards Committee is proud to put out a call for nominations for PSAC BC’s Solidarity Excellence Awards. The award will recognize members of the BC Region who have rendered service of the greatest distinction and of singular excellence in any field of endeavour, benefiting the PSAC or its members.
December 15, 2014 - 12:37pm •
I attended the BC Fed Convention from November 24 – 28 2014. This was a very interesting convention in many ways. From a young worker perspective it was interesting to participate in the mock convention prior to the start of the convention. This provided an understanding of the convention procedures, especially relating to the resolutions as we were not to be voting on the recommendation of the committee as we do within the PSAC but on the resolution itself.As a part of the Young Worker Committee, I was able to participate in our caucus meeting on November 26 in the morning. We discussed our resolutions that would be coming forward that day and there was debate amongst the group as to the resolution moving forward on the age definition of the young workers. When we sat as a committee to present our report, it was clear that the floor appeared divided on the issue with key unions supporting either side.
November 5, 2014 - 3:00pm •
The Public Service Alliance of Canada’s B.C. Regional Council voted earlier this week to endorse Irene Lanzinger in her bid to become the first woman to lead the BC Federation of Labour.
September 24, 2014 - 3:35pm •
Here are the Regional Council reports and teleconference call minutes presented at the September 2013 Regional Council meeting.
September 2, 2014 - 2:19pm •
The report of the 6th B.C. Regional Triennial Convention, including resolutions, financial statements, election results, and more is now available, download it below as .pdf.Here's the table of contents ...DAY 1: Friday, April 25, 2014
June 5, 2014 - 10:42am •
The Public Service Alliance of Canada represents more than 170,000 workers in every province and territory in Canada and in locations around the world. Our members work for federal government departments and agencies, Crown Corporations, universities, casinos, community services agencies, Aboriginal communities, airports, and the security sector among others. PSAC is headquartered in Ottawa with 23 regional offices across Canada.
May 2, 2014 - 3:13pm •
I would like to thank all and congratulate all the PSAC members who participated in our provincial Day of Action. And, of course, all the members who worked hard to help organize the event by plant gating, desk dropping, and coordinating the delivery of signs. Please pass this message on!We showed our employers – and our fellow members – yesterday that we are united, ready, and committed to defending public services, our collective agreements, and our working conditions. When we all work together, we are indeed a force to be reckoned with.
April 28, 2014 - 4:24pm •
Bob Jackson has been re-elected to his second term as PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President for BC at the BC Regional Convention, held April 25 to 27 in Vancouver.Prior to being elected to his first term as REVP in 2011, Bob worked at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for over thirty years, was the Agriculture Union Regional Vice President for eighteen years, and held many positions in his Local. As REVP, Bob’s sits on the Alliance Executive Committee, where his portfolio includes Health and Safety, the Environment, and TC Group Bargaining.
April 9, 2014 - 8:11am •
On May 1st PSAC members across BC will congregate outside of their worksites and hold signs that say "Standing Together for Public Services, Standing Together for Fairness”. It’s time to send a message to the government: We are united, ready and committed to defending our collective agreements, public services, and our working conditions.Why? Because we know this government is determined to try to take away as many of our negotiated benefits as possible.  That’s the example they’re setting. 
March 14, 2014 - 3:34pm •
Here are the minutes of the BC Regional Council meeting held January 17,18,19 2014 in Vancouver, and supplemental documents.

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