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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 Indigenous, PWD, GLBTQ2+, and Racially Visible 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 Stephen Torng
Regional Council Members with Disabilities Equity Coordinator Shane Polak
Regional Council Pride (GLBT) Equity Coordinator Nia Gillies
November 4, 2019 - 10:07am •
Download the minutes of the Okanagan Human Rights Committee here.
October 17, 2019 - 12:43pm •
Download the minutes of the Lower Mainland Human Rights Committee here
October 1, 2019 - 6:10pm •
Download the minutes for Vancouver Island Human Rights Committee meetings below (all files are .pdf).
September 26, 2019 - 1:04pm •
Dear members of our union family: September 30, Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for our union to come together and support Indigenous peoples in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. Orange Shirt Day recognizes all of those who experienced the trauma of residential schools and recommits our union to true national reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. PSAC is committed to work for true reconciliation with the Indigenous peoples of Canada.
August 9, 2019 - 3:32pm •
Earlier today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Vancouver South, announced the removal of Harry Stevens’ name from a federal public building in Vancouver, British Columbia.
July 3, 2019 - 12:38pm •
The PSAC BC Region is holding a Regional Conference for Racially Visible Members from February 28-March 1, 2020 in Richmond!  We are currently seeking PSAC members who want to play an important role in this Conference. If you have ideas for conference content or just want to help in the overall organizing, then this role may be for you! We are looking for self-identified PSAC racially visible members from the BC Region with
June 21, 2019 - 12:13pm •
June 20, 2019 - 12:10pm •
For as far back as oral histories can tell us, Indigenous people around the world have marked the summer and winter solstices in ceremony, ritual and celebration. Here, on Turtle Island, most Indigenous communities mark the longest day of the year by reminding ourselves of all the good things in our lives and by giving thanks for all that the earth has shared with us.

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