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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
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……..
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).


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Upcoming Human Rights Events

PSAC BC Racially Visible Caucus meeting February 23, 2019 • Vancouver
Mainland Human Rights Committee AGM February 27, 2019 • Vancouver
2019 Farmworkers Vigil March 2, 2019 • Abbotsford
KDocs Presents The True Cost March 4, 2019 • Surrey
Vancouver Island Human Rights Committee AGM March 6, 2019 • Victoria