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Human Rights Committees

PSAC BC has three constitutionally-recognized Human Rights Committees. They meet regularly in person and via conference call to discuss issues and plan events relating to PSAC's Aboriginal, PWD, GLBT, and Racially Visible caucus members. For more information ...

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January 30, 2017 - 1:26pm •
PSAC joins the rest of Canada this February in recognizing and celebrating Black history, as well as the important contributions women and men from Black communities have made to our country. The Canadian government recently announced that it will honour Canadian civil rights activist, Viola Desmond, by featuring her on the new ten dollar bill. In 1946, Ms. Desmond challenged racial segregation at a movie theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. While this is something to celebrate, we still need to address the on-going racism Black people in Canada still face today
January 30, 2017 - 9:49am •
The Oceti Sakowin Camp is a historic gathering of tribes, allies, and people from all walks of life standing in solidarity to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline.
January 11, 2017 - 5:10pm •
Download the minutes for Vancouver Island Human Rights Committee meetings below (all files are .pdf).
December 10, 2016 - 11:54am •
December 10 is Human Rights Day – an opportunity to reflect on the status of human rights in Canada and abroad. Although much has been accomplished, much more work still needs to be done. PSAC is committed to continuing our work regarding human rights in the workplace, in our communities, and around the world
November 21, 2016 - 11:43am •
Download the minutes of the Lower Mainland Human Rights Committee here
November 17, 2016 - 12:53pm •
On November 20, Trans Day of Remembrance, we commemorate the transgender people we have lost and honour those who continue to endure violence, hatred and discrimination in our communities and in our workplaces.
November 15, 2016 - 1:15pm •
To: PSAC National Aboriginal Peoples Circle members in BC In order to maximize participation of our Aboriginal membership at the Sacred Water Ceremony in Victoria, BC on December 10, 2016 the National Aboriginal Peoples Circle has provided limited funding to assist with travel costs. Aboriginal members who have self identified and are in good standing with PSAC may be approved to claim up to $75.00 dollars per member for such minor costs as mileage, local transit or ferry.
October 31, 2016 - 3:29pm •
Here are the Regional Council reports and teleconference call minutes presented at the October 2016 Regional Council meeting.
July 18, 2016 - 12:10pm •
To: PSAC Locals and Branches in BC RE: Report of the PSAC B.C. Regional Conference for Racially Visible Members On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee it is my pleasure to send you this report from the PSAC B.C. Regional Conference for Racially Visible Members, which was held in May 2016.

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