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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.

January 5, 2021 - 11:00pm •
PSAC produces a wide variety of toolkits, booklets and resource guides for activists, Locals and Branches, and Regional Committees and Area Councils. We have collected them here as a resource for members. If you would like a printed copy of any of these materials, contact your regional office or PSAC Representative. updated January 2021
January 5, 2021 - 9:30am •
Thank you to all the members across B.C. that have stuck together and helped us get through an unforseen year of challenges. Looking forward to a healthier 2021 with COVID-19 under control and a strong "recovery" plan, we will be a healthier workforce and union. Please continue to take part in online opportunities such as training, webinars and union events that keep us connected and strong. As women's coordinator of the BC Region, my intention is to continue to focus on affordable child care, gender equity and support the members to the best of my ability.
December 16, 2020 - 10:14am •
Thank you to the almost 200 PSAC BC women who responded to our COVID-19 and Women survey. We sincerely appreciate your openness in sharing of your experiences during this challenging time. The responses are being reviewed to best inform the BC Region’s women’s program for 2021.
December 8, 2020 - 1:28pm •
On Sunday December 6th, the 31st anniversary of the 1989 Montreal massacre and the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, the PSAC the PSAC Vancouver Island Regional Women's Committee hosted a moving and powerful End Violence Against Women Virtual Memorial. The Committee would like to thank everyone who participated and everyone who made a donation towards local women's organizations, and is pleased to share one of the videos that they created for the event.
November 25, 2020 - 4:27pm •
This year has been challenging for everyone but especially so for women in vulnerable situations. As part of the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence, the PSAC Vancouver Regional Women’s Committee has initiated a campaign called SOS: Supporting Our Sisters which will help assist women who are facing homelessness or require support through transition houses during the holiday season.
November 20, 2020 - 1:07pm •
The statistics are shocking: gender-based violence is on the rise, including in the world of work.  It’s something a lot of people are silent about, but we need to talk.  November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is the start of 16 Days of Activism on Gender-Based Violence.
November 3, 2020 - 9:21am •
On the 31st anniversary of the 1989 Montreal massacre and the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women join PSAC in a End Violence Against Women Virtual Memorial, Sunday December 6th 5:00PM - 5:40PM This event is open to all. Please sign up below and we will send you the Zoom coordinates at noon on Sunday December 6th.
November 2, 2020 - 11:29am •
Women in leadership positions in PSAC BC have worked hard to create a COVID-19 and PSAC BC Women survey, which is designed to capture and document the current challenges facing women in our union during the pandemic. The information gathered by this survey will be used to support members and capture women’s perspectives. All those who participate in the survey will be entered in a draw to have $200 donated to a women’s rights organization in their name in their geographic area.

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Vancouver Regional Women's Committee AGM February 3, 2021 • Vancouver
NorthEast Regional Womens Committee AGM February 9, 2021 • North BC
Vancouver Island Regional Women's Committee AGM February 10, 2021 • Vancouver Island

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