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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
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.
November 19, 2015 - 1:15pm •
November 20 is the Trans Day of Remembrance. On this day, we commemorate the transgender and transsexual people we have lost and honour those who continue to suffer from violence, hatred and discrimination in our communities and in our workplaces. PSAC re-commits to fighting for trans human rights, both at the bargaining table and on the political stage.
November 4, 2015 - 4:06pm •
October 17, 2015 - 1:33pm •
It’s important to keep up to date with PSAC news, events, campaigns, and bargaining information » and it’s easy! Here are some links ...
September 30, 2015 - 12:16pm •
To: PSAC Racially Visible members in BC   As you may be aware the BC Federation of Labour Union Renewal Conference is taking place this November 16-18 with the Human Rights Diversity Forum taking place on Sunday, November 15. The Human Rights Diversity Forum is a free event; however, pre-registration is required. The Forum and Conference are being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. For more details on the Conference and the Forum, please visit the BC Fed website.
September 28, 2015 - 1:27pm •
PSAC BC, along with local unions and the BC Federation of Labour are partnering with the Aboriginal Community to organize a Sisters in Spirit Vigil to celebrate, honour and support Indigenous women, girls and their families. The vigil takes place on October 4th, 5:00-6:30 pm, at city hall in Vancouver (12th at Cambie).

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Upcoming Human Rights Events

Okanagan Human Rights Committee meeting April 8, 2017 • Okanagan
Okanagan Human Rights Committee meeting June 16, 2017 • Vancouver
Okanagan Human Rights Committee meeting October 21, 2017 • Kelowna