PSAC BC to contribute $30,000 towards PSAC Social Justice Fund flood relief initiatives.

After meeting on November 29, the PSAC BC Regional Council unanimously voted to contribute to relief efforts to assist people in British Columbia impacted by severe flooding.

The BC Regional Council will contribute $30,000 towards PSAC’s flood relief fund, to be used in communities where record flooding has devastated residents and their families. The fund, which is currently being assembled nationally, will be coordinated by the PSAC Social Justice Fund.

“Many people, including our members, have been deeply affected by the catastrophic and ongoing flooding taking place in many parts of British Columbia.” said Jamey Mills, PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President for BC. “We are always ready to help communities in times of crisis, just as PSAC members have supported Canadians throughout the pandemic.”

“PSAC BC has identified organizations that share our values and priorities including the Migrant Rights Network fund for displaced farmworkers, the First Nations Emergency Services Society, the United Way, and the Red Cross, and we know issues many British Columbians are already confronted with, such as food insecurity and gender-based violence, will be made worse by the flooding.” Jamey continued, “PSAC BC will work with the Social Justice Fund Steering Committee and local communities in the days, weeks, and months to come to ensure PSAC’s contribution helps as many in need as possible.”

Through education, mobilization, and empowerment, PSAC’s Social Justice Fund works to advance the role of our members in building more equitable and sustainable communities in Canada and the around the world. 

The fund also provides humanitarian assistance both in Canada and internationally, most recently in Haiti, after spring floods in the Northwest Territories, and in the aftermath of the Fort McMurray wildfires.