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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
August 29, 2017 - 2:45pm •
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has introduced a new guide to support trans employees. The new guidelines, which were developed in consultation with PSAC and other unions, are the first of their kind in the federal government. “PSAC welcomes this groundbreaking document and we hope to see a government-wide policy soon,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President.
August 18, 2017 - 10:43am •
Many thanks to Giselle Henry, Aboriginal Coordinator on the PSAC BC Regional Council, who has volunteered to prepare a monthly listing of community events - many of which are related to Indigenous issues - from around the province that may be of interest to PSAC members. Here's the event listing for September.Prince Rupert
August 17, 2017 - 2:55pm •
Friends, As I watch the recent events in Charlottesville and other American cities unfold, I am saddened and disgusted by the rise of openly racist, hateful, sentiment and action in the United States. Bigoted beliefs like those have no place in the society that we as union members – and as human beings – believe in and work hard to build. Closer to home, it’s important to acknowledge that racism and white supremacy is not just limited to the United States.
August 16, 2017 - 3:39pm •
Are you a First Nations, Inuit or Métis PSAC member who would like to learn more about your union?   If yes, we invite you to apply for the PSAC BC Introduction to the Union for Indigenous Members (IUIM) course.
August 16, 2017 - 3:33pm •
Please use this form to apply for the above course. The course will be held at the Aboriginal Friendship Centre in Vancouver, BC from 1:30 pm October 20, 2017 (Friday) to 2:00 pm October 22, 2014 (Sunday). APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 22, 2017 If you do not know your PSAC ID#, call the Vancouver RO @ 604 430-5631 or 1 800 663-1655 and we will look it up for you.
June 25, 2017 - 11:07am •
Download the minutes of the Okanagan Human Rights Committee here.
June 20, 2017 - 9:22am •
Sisters, Brothers, and Friends, June 21 is the day set aside as the day to celebrate the Indigenous peoples of Canada. This year, 2017, marks the country’s 150th birthday. The birthday celebration conversation has non-Indigenous celebrants voicing pride in good fortune gained through hard work. This Indigenous non-celebrant voices sorrow that generations of my ancestors have been brutalized for 150 years by this country’s laws. Today. Still.
May 17, 2017 - 9:29am •
May 17 is marked worldwide as the day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. PSAC stands in solidarity with our GLBT members against all forms of hatred and prejudice.
May 11, 2017 - 12:00am •
Recently, the federal government held consultations on what should be included in new legislation dealing with accessibility for people with disabilities.
May 1, 2017 - 9:26am •

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