The 9th PSAC BC Region Triennial Convention will be held at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC on May 5-7, 2023. In advance of the official convention call, we would like to provide Branches/Locals, Directly Chartered Locals, National Officers, Area Councils and Regional Committees with some preliminary information and timelines.In accordance with Resolution CS-51A, which was passed at the 2018 PSAC National Triennial Convention, all PSAC Regional Triennial Conventions will be fully funded.
Here are some important dates that members in BC should be aware of.
- BC Regional Convention Dates – May 5, 6, and 7, 2023
- Delegate Names due in REVP Office – January 4, 2023
- Resolutions Deadline – February 3, 2023 (note that resolutions must be limited to 150 words)
- Official Convention Call released and delegate allocations confirmed – November 2022
Branches/Locals and DCLs
We encourage all Branches/Locals and Directly Chartered Locals (DCLs) to start planning to hold elections for delegates according to the applicable Branch or Local bylaws.
The formula to be used for delegate entitlement is as follows: each Branch/Local or Directly Chartered Local (DCL) will be eligible for one (1) delegate per 215 members, or portion thereof (not including RANDs). This will be based on the best month of the last twelve (12) months, using membership numbers supplied by the staff in the Membership Section in Ottawa.
Travel and Accommodation
All travel and accommodation for delegates will be booked by PSAC BC. It is critically important that all delegates names be provided to the REVP Office by the January 4, 2023 deadline.
Travel and accommodation will be booked in accordance with the PSAC Travel Policy and all delegates will be entitled to stay in residence at the venue should they wish.
Area Councils and Regional Committees
Area Councils and Regional Committees which meet the following criteria will be eligible to send delegates to the 2023 PSAC BC Regional Convention:
- Meeting a minimum of four (4) times per year, and having at least four (4) meetings take place in 2022 where quorum was achieved by November 4, 2023;
- Minutes of all Regional Committee or Area Council meetings forwarded to the REVP Office within thirty (30) days of each meeting;
- Annual budget and financial statements prepared and submitted to the REVP for approval by the established deadline;
- Area Council or Regional Committee engages in regular communications regarding their meetings and activities, informing and inviting members to join their events;
Delegates shall be allocated as follows to Regional Committees and Area Councils which meet the criteria above:
- Each active Area Council shall be entitled to elect one (1) delegate;
- Each active Regional Women’s Committee shall be entitled to elect one (1) delegate;
- Each active Regional Human Rights shall be entitled to elect one (1) delegate;
- Two (2) elected regional National Indigenous Peoples’ Circle representatives shall be delegates;
- Each active Regional Young Workers Committee shall be entitled to elect (1) delegate.
Area Councils and Regional Committees should begin to start planning to hold elections for delegates in accordance with Regulation 1 of the PSAC BC Regional By-Laws.
Component National Officers shall be delegates in the Region in which they live or work. Members of the NBoD and full time Component Vice-Presidents shall be entitled to delegate status in the caucus in which they have elected to participate.
A limited amount of observer seats will be available space permitting. PSAC BC is not responsible for any costs incurred by observers. All expenses (travel, accommodation, loss of salary reimbursement, etc.) will be the responsibility of the observer. PSAC Regional Committees and Area Councils are reminded that they cannot spend funds on observers.
Please contact Kristin Schnider with any questions. Kristin can be reached by email at SchnidK@psac-afpc.com