There are currently PSAC Area Councils in Metro Vancouver, Surrey/Delta/Langley (West Fraser Valley AC), the Fraser Valley, the Okanagan, North Vancouver Island, Victoria, Northwest BC (Prince Rupert / Terrace), North Central BC (Prince George and area). To get involved with an Area Council, check the calendar on the main page for upcoming meetings, contact the Chairpersons/Presidents below, or call your Regional Office.
Area Councils Can …
- Attend PSAC Conventions with full voice and vote.
- Attend BC Regional Conventions with full voice and vote.
- Submit resolutions to PSAC and BC Regional Conventions.
- At Area Council meetings members from different locals can get together to compare notes about what the employer is up to. Members may find out that someone in a different workplace had exactly the same problem and that they solved it.
- Raise the profile of the union in the community by entering a PSAC float in a parade, sponsoring a sports team, or having an information table at a local fair.
- Attend District Labour Council meetings and speak on behalf of the PSAC in your community to encourage support for our issues.
- Coordinate the circulation of petitions and postcards campaigns on demands such as pay equity, protection of pensions, and job security so members in your community are able to participate in national campaigns.
- Be a forum for your representative on the Regional Council where she or he can seek your input on regional union policy and report to you about decisions made on your behalf.
- Host a union school where members can come together to find out more about their rights.
- Vancouver and District AC : Jamey Mills : MillsJ [at] psac-afpc [dot] com
- West Fraser Valley AC : Johann Ackermann : ackermannj [at] bcute [dot] org
- East Fraser Valley AC : Melvin Dureen : DureenM [at] psac-afpc [dot] com
- Okanagan AC : Susan Yaciw : YaciwS [at] psac-afpc [dot] com
- Victoria AC : Ian Wiggs : ianwiggs [at] shaw [dot] ca
- Northwest AC : Be Gomes : Benilde [dot] GOMES [at] rcmp-grc [dot] gc [dot] ca
- Northeast AC : Parveen Deepak : parveendeepak [at] hotmail [dot] com
- North Vancouver Island AC : Tom Hopkins : tom [dot] hopkins [at] dfo-mpo [dot] gc [dot] ca