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Human Rights

The PSAC BC Region has three Human Rights Committees who meet regularly to in person and via conference call to discuss issues and plan events relating to PSAC's Aboriginal, PWD, GLBT, and Racially Visible caucus members.

The BC Region also has four Regional Council members who represent equity-seeking groups. They are responsible for PSAC members within their constituencies and speak for them at the Council, they seek to promote the activism of PSAC members within these constituencies, and they ensure and promote representation for their constituencies throughout our Union.

Regional Council Aboriginal Equity Coordinator Jenny Macleod
Regional Council Racially Visible Equity Coordinator Stephen Torng
Regional Council Members with Disabilities Equity Coordinator Shane Polak
Regional Council Pride (GLBT) Equity Coordinator Nia Gillies
February 21, 2018 - 2:12pm •
Updated February 22 to add a letter we recieved from The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.
February 20, 2018 - 12:00am •
PSAC joins all those celebrating Black History Month by acknowledging the contributions of Black Canadians across the country and throughout our history. In December 1995, the federal Parliament officially recognized February as Black History Month in Canada, following a motion introduced by Jean Augustine, the first Black woman elected to the House of Commons. The motion was carried unanimously.
January 22, 2018 - 12:59pm •
KDocs's next FREE on-campus event is a screening of the documentary
January 10, 2018 - 1:03pm •
The PSAC Vancouver Regional Women’s Committee encourages all of our members to take part in March On Vancouver on January 20th in support of equality, diversity, and inclusion. The march will begin at Jack Poole Plaza at 10AM and takes place on the unceded Coast Salish Territories xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh).
December 8, 2017 - 10:50am •
Victoria - Members of local First Nations, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, and BCGEU are pleased to be holding a Sacred Water Ceremony on the territory known as Lekwungen of Songhees & Esquimalt First Nations on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.
November 20, 2017 - 2:39pm •
  On the Trans Day of Remembrance, November 20th, PSAC commemorates the trans, two-spirit and non-binary people who have lost their lives to transphobic violence. We also honour those who continue to face violence and discrimination as they work for more just and inclusive communities.
November 1, 2017 - 6:10pm •
Download the minutes for Vancouver Island Human Rights Committee meetings below (all files are .pdf).
October 31, 2017 - 12:18pm •
Many thanks to Giselle Henry, Aboriginal Coordinator on the PSAC BC Regional Council, who has volunteered to prepare a monthly listing of community events - many of which are related to Indigenous issues - from around the province that may be of interest to PSAC members. In the spirit of building allies, everyone is welcome to attend and participate. Here's the event listing for November. Vancouver
October 25, 2017 - 2:26pm •
PSAC BC is proud to announce two upcoming advanced courses have been scheduled for early 2018 ... Representing and Advocating Against Workplace Racism - January 13 and 14, 2018 in Vancouver If you are a PSAC Steward with experience representing members with management and you want to improve and practice your representation and advocacy skills around workplace racism, then this course is for you.

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