The 8th Triennial PSAC BC Region Convention will be held in Vancouver May 1-3, 2020 at the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront. In advance of the official convention call, we would like to provide Branches, Locals, Regional Committees and Area Councils with some preliminary information and timelines.
In accordance with Resolution CS-51A, which was passed at the 2018 National Triennial Convention, all PSAC Regional Triennial Conventions will be fully funded.
Here are some important dates that members in BC should be aware of.
We encourage Branches and Locals to start planning to hold elections for delegates according to the applicable Branch or Local bylaws.
The formula to be used for delegate entitlement is as follows: each Branch or Local will be eligible for one (1) delegate per 215 members, or portion thereof (not including RANDs). This will be based on the best month of the last twelve (12) months, using membership numbers supplied by the staff in the Membership Section in Ottawa.
All travel and accommodation for delegates will be booked by PSAC BC. It is critically important that all delegates names be provided to the REVP office by the December 31, 2019 deadline.
Travel and accommodation will be booked in accordance with the PSAC Travel Policy and all delegates will be entitled to stay in residence at the venue should they wish.
Committees will have received a memo from National President Chris Aylward dated March 6, 2019 in regard to what constitutes an active committee. Only committees which meet these criteria will be eligible to send delegates to the 2020 Convention:
Delegates shall be allocated as follows to those Committees and Area Councils which meet the criteria above:
Regional Committees should begin to start planning to hold elections for delegates according to the respective bylaws.
Component National Officers shall be delegates in the region in which they live or work. Members of the NBoD and full time Component Vice-Presidents shall be entitled to delegate status in the caucus in which they have elected to participate.
A limited amount of observer seats will be available depending on the convention space. All expenses (travel, accommodation, etc.) will be the responsibility of the observer.
Please contact Kim Nguyen with any questions. She can be reached by email at NguyenK@psac-afpc.com