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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 Jenny Macleod
Regional Council Racially Visible Equity Coordinator Jennifer Chieh Ho
Regional Council Members with Disabilities Equity Coordinator Shane Polak
Regional Council Pride (GLBT) Equity Coordinator Nia Gillies
April 10, 2018 - 9:28am •
Please join PSAC’s Vancouver Island Human Rights Committee in celebrating Pride 2018 in Nanaimo and Victoria! Sun. June 9 – Pride Parade, Nanaimo Sun. July 8 – Pride Parade and Festival, Victoria
March 21, 2018 - 1:59pm •
In 1966, the United Nations proclaimed March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This year, PSAC calls on the Liberal government to address the systemic causes of racism and racial discrimination.
March 20, 2018 - 12:43pm •
Download the minutes of the Lower Mainland Human Rights Committee here
March 6, 2018 - 3:15pm •
Jill MacNeill and Jenny Macleod, two indigenous PSAC activists in BC have recently taken up new positions. Jill was appointed to PSAC’s National Aboriginal People’s Circle as the Female Representative for BC and Jenny Macleod has become the new PSAC BC Regional Council Coordinator for Aboriginal members.
February 21, 2018 - 2:12pm •
Updated February 22 to add a letter we recieved from The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.
February 20, 2018 - 12:00am •
PSAC joins all those celebrating Black History Month by acknowledging the contributions of Black Canadians across the country and throughout our history. In December 1995, the federal Parliament officially recognized February as Black History Month in Canada, following a motion introduced by Jean Augustine, the first Black woman elected to the House of Commons. The motion was carried unanimously.
January 25, 2018 - 10:07am •
Download the minutes of the Okanagan Human Rights Committee here.
January 22, 2018 - 12:59pm •
KDocs's next FREE on-campus event is a screening of the documentary
January 10, 2018 - 1:03pm •
The PSAC Vancouver Regional Women’s Committee encourages all of our members to take part in March On Vancouver on January 20th in support of equality, diversity, and inclusion. The march will begin at Jack Poole Plaza at 10AM and takes place on the unceded Coast Salish Territories xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh).

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Mainland Human Rights Commitee meeting September 17, 2018 • Vancouver