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News and information related to women's equality and women's rights. Here is information about PSAC BC Regional Womens Committees and information about the PSAC Women's Program.

October 3, 2019 - 11:50am •
Recent changes to employment standards in BC provide job-protected, unpaid leave for people who need time away from work after facing domestic or sexual violence. Before, people escaping, recovering or rebuilding their lives had no ability to take time from their jobs to find the solutions needed to make life safer for themselves and their families unless their employer agreed to the leave.
September 30, 2019 - 11:26am •
From September 13-15, 2019, ~50 women from across the province gathered at the PSAC BC Regional Women’s Conference. On Friday, delegates heard from Debra Sparrow, Indigenous Representative from the Musqueam Nation, received greetings from PSAC regional executive vice president Jamey Mills, shared an intimate dinner and discussion with Magali Picard, PSAC national executive vice president and participated in a workshop designed to gather input on the Gender Equity Taskforce that PSAC is currently embarking upon.
July 15, 2019 - 12:29pm •
To: Locals and Branches in B.C. Re: PSAC B.C. Regional Women’s Conference “Empowered Women Empower Women” Friends, Please accept this request for a donation to the upcoming PSAC B.C. Regional Women’s Conference under the theme “Empowered Women Empower Women” which will be held September 13-15, 2019.
July 15, 2019 - 12:28pm •
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 2, 2019, 4 p.m. PDT CONFERENCE DATES: Friday-Sunday, September 13 - 15, 2019 CONFERENCE LOCATION: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond This Registration Package includes:
June 28, 2019 - 11:55am •
Accessing feminine hygiene products is challenging for low income and homeless women. Food, shelter, and clothing take precedence, leaving women with few options to deal with their periods with dignity. As a result, women often have to resort to stealing feminine hygiene products, or utilizing socks or toilet paper in lieu of sanitary pads or tampons, which leaves them more susceptible to infection.
May 29, 2019 - 8:55am •
  TO: PSAC B.C. REGIONAL WOMEN’S COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS: We are happy to invite resolutions for the upcoming PSAC B.C. Regional Women's Conference, September 13 - 15, 2019, in Richmond, B.C., from PSAC-B.C. Regional Women’s Committees. DEADLINE FOR RESOLUTIONS submission is Friday, August 9, 2019 (4:00 p.m. PDT)
April 12, 2019 - 8:25am •
Summer Institute for Union Women, July 2-6, 2019 The PSAC BC Education Program is pleased to offer five $500 education subsidies to PSAC BC women members who are registering for the Western Region Summer Institute for Union Women (SIUW) being hosted by the BC Federation of Labour on July 2-6, 2019 at UBC in Vancouver. The theme is “Equity. Justice. Reconcili-action: Building worker power through Intersectional feminism and activism."
March 25, 2019 - 11:32am •
Many thanks to Nadia Sokal (pictured at left), a member of the PSAC Okanagan Regional Women’s Committee, for this report from an interesting and important event held in Kelowna recently. Reflections On An Evening With Tarana Burke - A UBC Connects Speaker Series event at the Kelowna Community Theatre on March 6th, 2019

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