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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
February 24, 2017 - 2:58pm •
The PSAC Okanagan Human Rights Committee is proud to let PSAC members know that they are one of the sponsors of this film.   
February 22, 2017 - 1:38pm •
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. We also encourage members to learn about, organize or participate in events in their workplaces and communities that raise the awareness of Black History Month.
February 16, 2017 - 10:33am •
*** To: PSAC members who have self-ID as being in an equity-seeking group, PSAC members thirty-five years of age and younger *** Per section 9 of the PSAC BC Regional Bylaws, we will be holding an election for delegates to represent equity-seeking groups (Members with a Disability, Aboriginal, Racially Visible, and GLBT) and young workers at the upcoming PSAC BC Regional Convention. Section 9
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 19, 2017 - 10:07am •
Download the minutes of the Okanagan Human Rights Committee here.
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
December 9, 2016 - 10:02am •
Victoria - Members of local First Nations and the Public Service Alliance of Canada are pleased to be holding a Sacred Water Ceremony on the territory known as Lekwungen of Songhees & Esquimalt First Nations on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.
November 21, 2016 - 11:43am •
Download the minutes of the Lower Mainland Human Rights Committee here

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Upcoming Human Rights Events

PSAC BC Racially Visible Caucus meeting February 25, 2017 • Vancouver
Movie Night in Celebration of Black History Month February 25, 2017 • Vancouver
Okanagan Human Rights Committee meeting April 8, 2017 • Okanagan
Okanagan Human Rights Committee meeting June 16, 2017 • Vancouver
Okanagan Human Rights Committee meeting October 21, 2017 • Kelowna