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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 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, 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
June 15, 2012 - 2:36pm •
Greetings,I'm happy to let you know the AEC approved a national summer campaign earlier this month, to be held under the theme "We Are All Affected". The campaign, which will launch officially next week, is designed to promote the value of federal public services and is very similar to what we've been doing here in BC over the last few summers with our "Think Public" campaign.Campaign Objectives
May 24, 2012 - 1:23pm •
*** To: PSAC Activists in BCAs you know, National Public Services Week is taking place June 10th – 16th, under the theme “Celebrating our Commitment!”
May 22, 2012 - 12:41pm •
BC Women hit the floor at convention.  Last convention - women's issues did not get debated and it was great this year when women had a voice! Convention was emotional with Public Service Cuts announced on Monday Apr 30th, marching to Parliament Hill in protest on Tuesday May 1st, and
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am •
Here are the Regional Council reports presented at the March 2012 RC meeting, as well as the Council Committee Terms of Reference and the meeting minutes.
March 30, 2012 - 8:24am •
In conjunction with the Canadian Labour Congress and the BC Federation of Labour, PSAC BC held a budget watch and press conference on March 29th.REVP Bob Jackson and BC Fed President Jim Sinclair comment on the federal budget in the two clips below ...Wrong Choices, Wrong TimeThis is a budget for Bay Street
March 28, 2012 - 9:22am •
VANCOUVER, March 27, 2012 /CNW/ - The Public Service Alliance of Canada, in conjunction with the Canadian Labour Congress, will host a Budget Watch when the federal budget comes down at 1PM on March 29th.
March 27, 2012 - 9:22am •
 In conjunction with the Canadian Labour Congress, PSAC BC will be holding a budget watch and press conference in Vancouver. All members in Vancouver are invited to join us, if they are able.What: A coordinated PSAC, Labour, and Community response to the budget.
January 23, 2012 - 11:06am •
Convention and Conference Subsidies Requests for convention and conference subsidies should:
December 9, 2011 - 4:37pm •
Here are the Regional Council Members reports presented at the October 2011 RC meeting and the minutes of the April 2011 meeting.
May 24, 2011 - 10:15am •
I am pleased to share that on May 13-15, 2011 at the B.C. Regional Convention we had the largest contingent of young worker delegates and observers to date!With fourteen young workers taking part as either delegates or observers in one of the highest decision-making bodies for the PSAC in the B.C. Region we have high hopes young worker participation will continue to grow our Union.As a result of an election process at Convention:

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