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Human Rights

The PSAC BC Region has three Human Rights Committees who meet regularly to in person and via conference call to discuss issues and plan events relating to PSAC's Aboriginal, PWD, GLBT, and Racially Visible caucus members.

The BC Region also has four Regional Council members who represent equity-seeking groups. They are responsible for PSAC members within their constituencies and speak for them at the Council, they seek to promote the activism of PSAC members within these constituencies, and they ensure and promote representation for their constituencies throughout our Union.

Regional Council Aboriginal Equity Coordinator Ruby Langan
Regional Council Racially Visible Equity Coordinator Jennifer Chieh Ho
Regional Council Members with Disabilities Equity Coordinator Ken Waldron
Regional Council Pride (GLBT) Equity Coordinator Paul Croes
November 19, 2015 - 2:25pm •
Here are the Regional Council reports and teleconference call minutes presented at the November 2015 Regional Council meeting. The 2015-04-10,11,12 Regional Council meeting minutes is a large file (~9MB) and is available here at dropbox.
November 19, 2015 - 1:15pm •
November 20 is the Trans Day of Remembrance. On this day, we commemorate the transgender and transsexual people we have lost and honour those who continue to suffer from violence, hatred and discrimination in our communities and in our workplaces. PSAC re-commits to fighting for trans human rights, both at the bargaining table and on the political stage.
November 4, 2015 - 4:06pm •
November 4, 2015 - 9:57am •
via the Native Women's Association of Canada The Canadian Women’s Foundation, the Canadian Alliance for International Action, and the Native Women’s Association of Canada are hosting a three-part webinar series on Missing & Murdered Aboriginal Women in Canada. Many thanks to Shelagh Day (FAFIA) and Dawn Havard (NWAC) for their fantastic presentation! Here are recordings of the first two
October 27, 2015 - 12:43pm •
Download the minutes of the Lower Mainland Human Rights Committee here
October 17, 2015 - 1:33pm •
It’s important to keep up to date with PSAC news, events, campaigns, and bargaining information » and it’s easy! Here are some links ...
September 30, 2015 - 12:16pm •
To: PSAC Racially Visible members in BC   As you may be aware the BC Federation of Labour Union Renewal Conference is taking place this November 16-18 with the Human Rights Diversity Forum taking place on Sunday, November 15. The Human Rights Diversity Forum is a free event; however, pre-registration is required. The Forum and Conference are being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. For more details on the Conference and the Forum, please visit the BC Fed website.
September 28, 2015 - 1:27pm •
PSAC BC, along with local unions and the BC Federation of Labour are partnering with the Aboriginal Community to organize a Sisters in Spirit Vigil to celebrate, honour and support Indigenous women, girls and their families. The vigil takes place on October 4th, 5:00-6:30 pm, at city hall in Vancouver (12th at Cambie).
June 30, 2015 - 2:46pm •
Thanks to PSAC/UNE member Fareeha Tahir for this write up. Every year Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan – one of the pillars in Islam, amongst four others. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it begins upon the sighting of the moon. It is not a month-long festival, rather a celebration of revelation of the Holy Quran. The reason Muslims celebrate this is because the Quran contains every detail of how a person must live his/her life, in the way which it will benefit them the most.
June 26, 2015 - 12:00am •
By Céline Ahodékon Greetings Brothers and Sisters, I hope your week is going well! Just a friendly reminder that Saturday, June 27 is Canadian Multiculturalism Day. In fact, Canada was built and continues to be built upon immigration. Each year, thousands of immigrants from around the globe land in Canada in search of a better life for themselves and their families. They bring with them their beliefs, religions and cultures. In turn, these traditions enrich the mosaic of Canadian society.


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Upcoming Human Rights Events

Advanced Duty to Accommodate Course December 4, 2015 • Richmond
PSAC BC Mainland Human Rights Committee meeting December 8, 2015 • Vancouver
Representing Members with Mental Illnesses course February 20, 2016 • Prince Rupert