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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
March 18, 2016 - 1:17pm •
The PSAC BC Mainland Human Rights Committee would like to invite PSAC members and Locals to participate in a campaign to gather items to support our new neighbours arriving from Syria. The Human Rights Committee has partnered with the Immigrant Services Society of BC to join their Family Basket campaign. ISSBC is in need of household items, basic toiletries, grocery store voucher cards, and food.
February 29, 2016 - 11:02am •
February 15, 2016 - 1:41pm •
While Canadians are welcoming our newest citizens from Syria, the PSAC BC Human Rights Committee is reaching out to make the transition to BC a little bit easier. And so as a way of getting to know our new neighbours the Committee has gathered a series of Syrian factoids which we'll be posting weekly - check back for more! Did You Know?
February 12, 2016 - 11:42am •
** posted on behalf of Ruby Langan, PSAC BC Regional Council Coordinator for Aboriginal Members ** On September 26, 2007, Manitoba legislature passed a bill establishing a statutory holiday on the third Monday in February as Louis Riel Day. Louis Riel was a leader of the Métis people, an Aboriginal people with their own culture, language and heritage. Their ancestral homeland, is now in the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia and the Northwest Territories and parts of the north-west of the United States.
December 18, 2015 - 11:28am •
PSAC-BC is planning on holding a Racially Visible Regional Conference in the Spring of 2016 in Vancouver!    We are currently seeking members who are willing to play an important role in the organizing of this conference by providing input from a regional perspective.  The Organizing Committee will work closely with Jennifer Chieh Ho, PSAC-BC Racially Visible Equity Coordinator, and Monica Urrutia, PSAC Regional Representative, and will be expected to provide their services in the lead up to, during, and after the conference.   
December 8, 2015 - 12:50pm •
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is pleased to see that the federal government is taking the issue of violence against Aboriginal women seriously by launching an inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
December 7, 2015 - 9:57am •
via the Native Women's Association of Canada The Canadian Women’s Foundation, the Canadian Alliance for International Action, and the Native Women’s Association of Canada are hosted a three-part webinar series on Missing & Murdered Aboriginal Women in Canada. Many thanks to Shelagh Day (FAFIA) and Dawn Havard (NWAC) for their fantastic presentation! Here are recordings for people who were unable to participate.
November 19, 2015 - 2:25pm •
Here are the Regional Council reports and teleconference call minutes presented at the November 2015 Regional Council meeting. The 2015-04-10,11,12 Regional Council meeting minutes is a large file (~9MB) and is available here at dropbox.

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