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Womens Committees

Welcome to the union!

Our Regional Women’s Committees are made up of women from many different components. We have a very open door and welcome anyone wanting to join us.

Get involved today! Contact the PSAC BC Women’s Coordinator megyesk [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Kelly Megyesi) or PSAC Women’s Rep hoshiJ [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Janelle Ho-Shing)

There are Regional Women’s Committees currently in the Okanagan, Vancouver, Prince George, and Victoria.

For meeting dates and times, contact your local Women’s Committee, or check the upcoming events page.


BC Regional Women’s Committee Contact Info

Okanagan RWC Chairperson drgourlie [at] shaw [dot] ca (Roberta Gourlie)

Prince George RWC Co-chairs: arrowsmitht [at] bcute [dot] org (Tracy Arrowsmith) and ParveenDeepak [at] hotmail [dot] com (Parveen Deepak)

Vancouver RWC Co-Chairs: Jessica Kerek and Crystal Warner - email the vancouverrwc [at] psacbc [dot] com (Vancouver RWC here).

Victoria RWC Chairperson: VaillaV [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Virginia Vaillancourt)


Scroll down for the latest news and information of interest to PSAC BC women, click on the headline for the full post ...


May 1: Standing Together For Public Services, Standing Together For Fairness

Apr 9, 2014 •

On May 1st PSAC members across BC will congregate outside of their worksites and hold signs that say "Standing Together for Public Services, Standing Together for Fairness”.

It’s time to send a message to the government: We are united, ready and committed to defending our collective agreements, public services, and our working conditions.

Why? Because we know this government is determined to try to take away as many of our negotiated benefits as possible.  That’s the example they’re setting. 

Western Regional Summer Institute for Union Women

Mar 31, 2014 •

The Western Regional Summer Institute for Union Women (SIUW) offers an intensive week of learning within a supportive environment in which union women can develop their skills as workers, activists and leaders.  Hosted by the British Columbia Federation of Labour, the Institute will be held at the University of Victoria (UVIC).

PSAC Locals Celebrate IWD

Mar 17, 2014 •

Cheers to PSAC Locals in BC who celebrated International Womens Day in their worksites. PSAC/CEIU Local 20974 - Immigration Refugee Board, Vancouver - hosted an IWD event over lunch: they talked to members about some of the gains PSAC has made for women over the years, and had some great discussions. PSAC/CEIU Local 20949 - Service Canada, Burnaby - held a celebration over lunch.

Do you have photos of your Local's IWD event? BraggP [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Send them to us)!

BC Regional Council meeting minutes and documents - January 2014

Mar 14, 2014 •

Here are the minutes of the BC Regional Council meeting held January 17,18,19 2014 in Vancouver, and supplemental documents.

International Women's Day - A message from the REVP and A/REVP

Mar 7, 2014 •

On the eve of International Women’s Day, we’d like to thank you all, sisters and brothers, for the work you’ve done over the past year to advance women’s issues. These are issues that are important not just to women, but to all of us.

International Women's Day: Stop the attacks on women’s right to full employment and decent work

Mar 5, 2014 •

The Harper government has been slashing jobs and lowering working standards in the public sector for several years: 20,000 jobs lost in just three years in the Public Service. And now, at least 6,000 postal worker jobs will be eliminated.

Women’s hard won gains are being rolled-back

  • Pay equity in public service was basically abolished in 2009

PSAC Celebrates International Women's Day - Resources from the Vancouver Regional Women's Committee

Mar 5, 2014 •

The Vancouver Regional Women’s Committee has compiled some fantastic information to help PSAC Locals host events for International Women’s Day, check out the links below.

Events in Vancouver

  • Friday, March 7th: Vancouver & District Labour Council hosts an IWD event – see the poster for more information


How will you celebrate International Women's Day?

Mar 5, 2014 • has a huge list of IWD events in BC - check it out!

Okanagan Regional Womens Commmittee Minutes

Feb 17, 2014 •

Here is an archive of the Okanagan Regional Womens Committee meeting minutes. Visit our old website for older items.

RWC Update - January

Feb 5, 2014 •

With the New Year just a month old and the Chinese New Year being celebrated, I wish you a very happy, healthy and rewarding 2014!

Prince George Regional Womens Committee minutes

Feb 3, 2014 •

Here is an archive of the Prince George Regional Womens Committee meeting minutes. Visit our old website for older items.

BC Regional Council meeting minutes - September and November 2013

Jan 24, 2014 •

Here are the minutes of the BC Regional Council meeting held September 20,21,22 2013 in Vancouver, and a conference call held November 7 2013.

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Upcoming Regional Womens Committees Events

Vancouver Regional Women’s Committee meeting

May 28, 2014 • Vancouver, Lower Mainland BC

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