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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 Ruby Langan
Regional Council Racially Visible Equity Coordinator Jennifer Chieh Ho
Regional Council Members with Disabilities Equity Coordinator Ken Waldron
Regional Council Pride (GLBT) Equity Coordinator Paul Croes
September 30, 2015 - 12:16pm •
To: PSAC Racially Visible members in BC   As you may be aware the BC Federation of Labour Union Renewal Conference is taking place this November 16-18 with the Human Rights Diversity Forum taking place on Sunday, November 15. The Human Rights Diversity Forum is a free event; however, pre-registration is required. The Forum and Conference are being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. For more details on the Conference and the Forum, please visit the BC Fed website.
September 28, 2015 - 1:27pm •
PSAC BC, along with local unions and the BC Federation of Labour are partnering with the Aboriginal Community to organize a Sisters in Spirit Vigil to celebrate, honour and support Indigenous women, girls and their families. The vigil takes place on October 4th, 5:00-6:30 pm, at city hall in Vancouver (12th at Cambie).
June 30, 2015 - 2:46pm •
Thanks to PSAC/UNE member Fareeha Tahir for this write up. Every year Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan – one of the pillars in Islam, amongst four others. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it begins upon the sighting of the moon. It is not a month-long festival, rather a celebration of revelation of the Holy Quran. The reason Muslims celebrate this is because the Quran contains every detail of how a person must live his/her life, in the way which it will benefit them the most.
June 26, 2015 - 12:00am •
By Céline Ahodékon Greetings Brothers and Sisters, I hope your week is going well! Just a friendly reminder that Saturday, June 27 is Canadian Multiculturalism Day. In fact, Canada was built and continues to be built upon immigration. Each year, thousands of immigrants from around the globe land in Canada in search of a better life for themselves and their families. They bring with them their beliefs, religions and cultures. In turn, these traditions enrich the mosaic of Canadian society.
June 10, 2015 - 12:04pm •
Have you attended a National Aboriginal Day celebration? National Aboriginal Day is on June 21 - a Sunday.
June 9, 2015 - 9:10am •
June 4, 2015 - 9:18pm •
As we've done over the past few years, PSAC BC will be hosting info booths at community events across the province over the summer.  We'll be raising the profile of our union, talking to the public and other PSAC members about our work as federal public sector workers, the effects of cuts to federal public service and PSAC's We Are All Affected and Healthy Workplaces campaigns. These events are always fun, and are a great way to meet your fellow union members and members of the public.
May 27, 2015 - 9:33am •
April 30, 2015 - 6:53pm •
The BC Mainland Human Rights Committee is one of the oldest constitutionally recognized committees in BC. It was originally chartered in the 1990’s as the Aboriginal, Visible Minority and Persons with Disabilities (AVMPWD) Committee – times changed, and the name was changed to the Human Rights Committee in the 2000’s. The committee is based in Vancouver and PSAC members from all equity-seeking groups are welcome to participate.
April 14, 2015 - 7:44pm •
Sisters and Brothers,   The 44th International Convention of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) will be held in Chicago Illinois at the Hyatt Regency May 20-25, 2015.  The theme of the Convention is Owning Our Future-Building Our Community.  More information can be found at the following link http://www.cbtu.org/.   PSAC will be sponsoring two members who are activists and members of CBTU to attend the Convention.  


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Upcoming Human Rights Events

Vancouver Island Human Rights Committee AGM October 15, 2015 • Victoria
Creating Respectful Workplaces November 21, 2015 • Abbotsford
Advanced Duty to Accommodate Course December 4, 2015 • Richmond