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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.

December 15, 2015 - 3:20pm •
For the past two years, the Canadian Labour Congress has been spearheading an initiative to address the impact of domestic violence in the workplace.  According to a recent cross-Canada survey conducted by the CLC and researchers at the University of Western Ontario, one in three workers has experienced domestic violence, and this violence follows them to work. Over 80 percent of victims reported that their performance was negatively impacted, and more than half said the abuse occurred at or near their workplace. Domestic Violence affects us all.
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 17, 2015 - 4:55pm •
The best line of the Trudeau government’s first day— widely reported and praised in the international media—was the new PM’s.  In response to a reporter’s question about why he’d chosen to create a gender-parity cabinet, he rather matter of factly observed “because it’s 2015”.  This ostensibly simple statement summed up a complexity of attitudes, beliefs and even world views in three words.
November 4, 2015 - 4:06pm •
October 5, 2015 - 11:01am •
This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of women’s constitutional equality rights.
June 3, 2015 - 3:07pm •
Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, CRIAW, would like to hold a focus group with PSAC sisters on Women and Changing Public Services   Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm PSAC Vancouver Regional Office 200 - 5238 Joyce Street, Vancouver BC (buzz 201)   If you can participate, please RSVP to kimballd@psac.com no later than June 23, 2015. (Please note that the facilitator for the focus group has asked that the group meet in person, rather than via phone)
May 1, 2015 - 12:00am •
Here are the Regional Council reports and teleconference call minutes presented at the April 2015 Regional Council meeting. The Council report is a large file (~9 MB) and available here at dropbox.com
April 21, 2015 - 8:41pm •
This is an exciting time to be part of the Vote Child Care 2015 campaign! With the hard work of activists and advocates, parents, ECEs and community members from across Canada, we see child care and family policy becoming a key election issue.  Now we build momentum. The goal of the Vote Child Care 2015 campaign is to firmly make child care an election issue, and take action to ensure the next federal government delivers universal, quality child care that is affordable for all families in Canada.

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