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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
November 18, 2011 - 12:14pm •
November 20 marks the Trans Day of Remembrance. Transgender and transsexual people are often victims of discrimination, harassment and violence in the workplace, in their communities and at school. This day gives us a chance to mourn losses and fight for change.
November 15, 2011 - 1:00pm •
Have you talked to your child/children about Human Rights? Children are our reservoir of hope for humankind. Through their perceptions of our world, we can guide our path into the future, a future that should translate into a decent, safe life for everybody. So, ask what Human Rights mean to them!!! Would that be……..
November 3, 2011 - 11:06am •
Every three years, the PSAC holds its Triennial National Convention, where delegates from across the union come together, debate issues and set direction for the Union for the next three years.We will be doing something new at the PSAC 2012 Convention: for the first time, delegates will have the opportunity to debate and adopt a “Members’ Plan”.The plan is designed to set the direction for the Union for the next three years.
October 18, 2011 - 3:30pm •
The Mainland Human Rights Committee met recently to elect their new Executive - here's a photo: from left to right - Secretary - Dean Bordokas, Treasurer - Wendy Bruce, Co-Chair - Katie Moran, Chair - Tracy Shudo
July 6, 2011 - 11:25am •
Download the minutes of the Mainland Human Rights Committee meeting held February 7, 2011 below.
July 5, 2011 - 2:17pm •
Download the minutes of the Vancouver Island Human Rights Committee meeting held on April 14 2011
A Taste For Justice dinner presented by the PSAC Okanagan HRC
July 4, 2011 - 3:21pm •
Many thanks to Kelly Megyesi, BC Regional Council Womens Coordinator for this report from the PSAC BC Okanagan Human Rights Committee "Taste Of Justice" dinner for Amnesty International.The PSAC Okanagan Human Rights Committee kicked off their first function with an Amnesty Dinner - Taste of Justice (view the program below).
PSAC BC at the Justice For Rumana rally in Vancouver
July 4, 2011 - 1:46pm •
Many thanks to Jennifer Ho, Co-Chair of the Vancouver Regional Women's Committee for this report.UBC student Rumana Monzur was reportedly attacked by her husband during a recent trip home to Dhaka, Bangladesh. She lost her eyesight and had her face badly injured.
June 21, 2011 - 8:01pm •
For far too long the federal government has ignored the needs of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.
May 31, 2011 - 5:08pm •
PSAC members who belong to the following groups are invited to self-identify. This information is voluntary and kept confidential and will be used for the purposes of supporting our equity initiatives and programs. Please check all that apply.

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