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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
February 4, 2013 - 8:47am •
Black History Month recognizes the contributions and achievements of Black people in Canada.Jean Augustine, the first Black woman elected to Parliament proposed recognizing February as Black History Month and in December 1995, Parliament unanimously adoped her motion.People of African descent were first brought to Canada as slaves. Slavery existed in Canada from 1628 until it was abolished in Upper Canada in 1793 and throughout the entire British empire in 1833.
December 3, 2012 - 10:40am •
PSAC Statement on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3, 2012The United Nations reported in 2011 that more than one billion people worldwide live with disabilities.The theme for this year's International Day of Persons with Disabilities is removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all.
November 20, 2012 - 2:12pm •
Here are the Regional Council reports presented at the November 2012 Regional Council meeting, as well as the Council Committee Terms of Reference and the meeting minutes.
November 19, 2012 - 12:44pm •
November 20 marks Trans Day of Remembrance. On this day, we remember our transgender and transexual brothers and sisters who have suffered, and continue to suffer, from violence, hatred and discrimination in our communities and in our workplaces
October 17, 2012 - 11:10am •
The PSAC is pleased to offer a new advanced course for Union representatives …Advanced Duty to Accommodate: Accommodating Members With DisabilitiesThe course will be held December 7-9, 2012 in Vancouver - course hours are Dec 7th 1-5PM, Dec 8th 9AM-5PM, Dec 9th 9AM-2PM (note this is subject to change).This course is for PSAC union representatives (stewards, local officers, etc.) who have experience and training:
October 2, 2012 - 10:32am •
Posted on behalf of Heather DuDoward, PSAC-BC Regional Council - Aboriginal Equity CoordinatorDear Sisters and Brothers,
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.

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