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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 Jenny Macleod
Regional Council Racially Visible Equity Coordinator Jennifer Chieh Ho
Regional Council Members with Disabilities Equity Coordinator Shane Polak
Regional Council Pride (GLBT) Equity Coordinator Nia Gillies
March 6, 2018 - 3:15pm •
Jill MacNeill and Jenny Macleod, two indigenous PSAC activists in BC have recently taken up new positions. Jill was appointed to PSAC’s National Aboriginal People’s Circle as the Female Representative for BC and Jenny Macleod has become the new PSAC BC Regional Council Coordinator for Aboriginal members.
February 21, 2018 - 2:12pm •
Updated February 22 to add a letter we recieved from The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.
February 20, 2018 - 12:00am •
PSAC joins all those celebrating Black History Month by acknowledging the contributions of Black Canadians across the country and throughout our history. In December 1995, the federal Parliament officially recognized February as Black History Month in Canada, following a motion introduced by Jean Augustine, the first Black woman elected to the House of Commons. The motion was carried unanimously.
January 25, 2018 - 10:07am •
Download the minutes of the Okanagan Human Rights Committee here.
January 22, 2018 - 12:59pm •
KDocs's next FREE on-campus event is a screening of the documentary
January 10, 2018 - 1:03pm •
The PSAC Vancouver Regional Women’s Committee encourages all of our members to take part in March On Vancouver on January 20th in support of equality, diversity, and inclusion. The march will begin at Jack Poole Plaza at 10AM and takes place on the unceded Coast Salish Territories xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh).
December 8, 2017 - 10:50am •
Victoria - Members of local First Nations, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, and BCGEU 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 20, 2017 - 2:39pm •
  On the Trans Day of Remembrance, November 20th, PSAC commemorates the trans, two-spirit and non-binary people who have lost their lives to transphobic violence. We also honour those who continue to face violence and discrimination as they work for more just and inclusive communities.
November 1, 2017 - 6:10pm •
Download the minutes for Vancouver Island Human Rights Committee meetings below (all files are .pdf).


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