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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
January 11, 2020 - 5:10pm •
Download the minutes for Vancouver Island Human Rights Committee meetings below (all files are .pdf).
November 18, 2019 - 11:15am •
2020 PSAC B.C. Regional Conference for Racially Visible Members “Building our Power for Change: Equity for All” TO: PSAC B.C. REGIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS: We are happy to invite resolutions for the upcoming PSAC B.C. Regional  Conference for Racially Visible Members, February 28-March 1, 2020, in Richmond, B.C., from PSAC B.C. Regional Human Rights Committees. DEADLINE FOR RESOLUTIONS submission is Friday, January 24, 2020 (4:00 p.m. PT)
November 18, 2019 - 11:11am •
2020 PSAC B.C. Regional Conference for Racially Visible Members  “Building our Power for Change: Equity for All” To: PSAC Locals/Branches in the B.C. Region APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 17, 2020, 4 p.m. PT CONFERENCE DATES: Friday-Sunday, February 28, 29, & March 1, 2020 CONFERENCE LOCATION: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond This Registration Package includes:
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
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.

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