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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
September 28, 2012 - 3:11pm •
These vigils are meant to honour the more than 600 Aboriginal women that have been murdered or gone missing and to keep their memories alive. They are also meant to draw public attention to this horrific violence as a way to help end the assaults on native women.
June 21, 2012 - 9:40am •
June 21, National Aboriginal Day is once again upon us and with it comes another opportunity for everyone to give thought to the impact Aboriginal Peoples have had on the history of Canada – and also what impact history has had on Aboriginal Peoples. The day was first proclaimed by the Governor General in 1996 as a way to remind Canadians of the contributions and achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. The solstice day was chosen not only because it is the longest of the year, but also because it is a day that First Peoples have been celebrating for thousands of years.
May 22, 2012 - 9:32am •
Thanks to Jennifer Ho for this update on Asian Heritage Month ... Good morning everyone,
May 17, 2012 - 9:35am •
PSAC statementMay 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia. The Public Service Alliance of Canada stands in solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities in opposition to homophobia and transphobia.
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am •
Here are the Regional Council reports presented at the March 2012 RC meeting, as well as the Council Committee Terms of Reference and the meeting minutes.
March 20, 2012 - 3:36pm •
Every year on March 21st, the world commemorates the anniversary of the 1960 Sharpville massacre, which saw dozens of peaceful demonstrators shot by police in apartheid South Africa for protesting racially discriminatory laws. March 21 is a time to remember those who fought against racism and for equality and human rights.
February 14, 2012 - 9:46am •
For most of us, today is Valentines Day.But for Aboriginal children living on reserves, today is an especially important day. The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada is at the Federal Court today, arguing that Canada is discriminating against Aboriginal children by underfunding child welfare services. PSAC invites you to Have a Heart for First Nations Children.
February 14, 2012 - 9:45am •
Ottawa - What impact will the Conservative government's plans for across-the-board cuts have on the employment of workers with disabilities, Aboriginal and racialized workers?That's the question PSAC will put to the Senate human rights committee which is examining employment equity and hiring practices in the federal public service.
February 7, 2012 - 10:36am •
Every year, there are Black History Month festivities and events  all across the country that honour the legacy of black people or people of African descent in Canada, past and present.There was and continues to be a lack of positive protrayal of black people's contributions in the communities and awareness of black history. This resulted in the establishment of  a week in February to recognize black people's contributions in the U.S. in 1926. During the early 1970s, the week became known as Black History Week. It was expanded into Black History Month in 1976.
December 12, 2011 - 11:20am •
Here are the Regional Council Members reports presented at the October 2011 RC meeting and the minutes of the April 2011 meeting.


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