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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 Stephen Torng
Regional Council Members with Disabilities Equity Coordinator Shane Polak
Regional Council Pride (GLBT) Equity Coordinator Nia Gillies
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.
December 9, 2011 - 4:37pm •
Here are the Regional Council Members reports presented at the October 2011 RC meeting and the minutes of the April 2011 meeting.
December 2, 2011 - 4:10pm •
Since 1992, December 3rd is marked as the International Day for Persons with Disabilities by the United Nations. This is a day to promote awareness on the issues faced by people living with disabilities.Each year this international day of observance has a theme that addresses a priority for those living with a disability. This year’s theme is: "Together for a better world for all: Including persons with disabilities in development". In 2006, Statistics Canada reported that more than 2.6 million Canadians are living with a disability, which is 13% of Canada’s overall population.
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……..


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