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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 1, 2016 - 2:02pm •
February 1, 2016 - 1:41pm •
While Canadians are welcoming our newest citizens from Syria, the PSAC BC Human Rights Committee is reaching out to make the transition to BC a little bit easier. And so as a way of getting to know our new neighbours the Committee has gathered a series of Syrian factoids which we'll be posting weekly - check back for more! Did You Know?
January 5, 2016 - 10:07am •
Download the minutes of the Okanagan Human Rights Committee here.
December 18, 2015 - 11:28am •
PSAC-BC is planning on holding a Racially Visible Regional Conference in the Spring of 2016 in Vancouver!    We are currently seeking members who are willing to play an important role in the organizing of this conference by providing input from a regional perspective.  The Organizing Committee will work closely with Jennifer Chieh Ho, PSAC-BC Racially Visible Equity Coordinator, and Monica Urrutia, PSAC Regional Representative, and will be expected to provide their services in the lead up to, during, and after the conference.   
December 8, 2015 - 12:50pm •
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is pleased to see that the federal government is taking the issue of violence against Aboriginal women seriously by launching an inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
December 7, 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 hosted 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 for people who were unable to participate.
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 •

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Upcoming Human Rights Events

Just Film Festival February 11, 2016 • Vancouver
Celebrate Black History Month - Vancouver February 13, 2016 • New Westminster
Vancouver Island Human Rights Committee Meeting February 16, 2016 • Victoria