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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 VaillaV [at] psac [dot] com (Virginia Vaillancourt) 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 msibson [at] shaw [dot] ca (Michele Sibson)

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

Vancouver RWC Chairperson: Emma Fleetham - 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 ...


Victoria Regional Womens Committee minutes

Sep 20, 2014 •

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

Okanagan Regional Womens Commmittee Minutes

Sep 13, 2014 •

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

Survey on workplace effects of domestic violence: can work be safe when home isn’t?

May 26, 2014 •

Less than two weeks remain to complete the first national survey assessing the impact of domestic violence in the workplace.

The CLC-supported survey takes 10-30 minutes to complete and is anonymous. You may enter your name to win a tablet.

The survey closes June 6, 2014.

This Mother's Day, join the campaign to rethink child care

May 8, 2014 •

For many families, child care is the second highest expense after housing. The average cost per child is $30 to $80 a day, or over $1,000 a month.

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!

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Upcoming Regional Womens Committees Events

Victoria Regional Women's Committee meeting

November 7, 2014 • Victoria, Vancouver Island

Vancouver Regional Women's Committee meeting

November 13, 2014 • Vancouver, Metro

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