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PSAC North is proud to offer members a union education program that ranks among the best and most comprehensive in Canada.

We provide members with learning opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, and personal confidence. Union education encourages participation and promotes mutual respect and understanding between members and the union leadership. A trained membership is an active membership and active members build a strong union.

For a complete listing of all courses being offered throughout the North, please visit the Course Listings Page.

Please select your region below to download a course registration form: 

Northwest Territories 

Nunavut  -  English
                   Inuktitut

Yukon Territory

 
June 6, 2014 - June 8, 2014
(All day)
Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon (Map)

The PSAC North 6th Triennial Convention will be held June 6, 7, 8, 2014 at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre in Whitehorse under the theme Our Strength: Mobilizing and Fighting Back.

Watch this space for the Convention agenda, rules of order, PSAC North by-laws, proposed resolutions, and other important documents. We will post them here as soon as they become available.

*Please note that the PSAC North Regional Health and Safety Conference will be held on the first day of the PSAC North Convention on June 6, 2014.

Reminder: We are conducting a survey to find out our delegates' basic knowledge of Health and Safety issues in their workplace leading up to the Regional Health and Safety Conference in Whitehorse, YK June 6.

Your response would be greatly appreciated and will help PSAC North tailor our course to the needs of our membership.

Here is a link to the survey: Health and Safety Survey

Your answers will remain anonymous and we will not be collecting any personal information through this survey.

Thanks for your participation!

Important information for delegates

Registration information

Registration will take place in the hotel lobby at the Ramada Inn and Gold Rush Inn:

Thursday, June 5, 2014

5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

Friday, June 6, 2014

7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

If you have any other questions about your accommodations, contact Michael Aubry, Political communications Officer, at 1-867-688-0772.

Election for Regional Executive Vice President and Alternate

This is the official call for nominations for the position of Regional Executive Vice-President and Alternate Regional Executive Vice-President for the PSAC North region. Elections for these positions will be held at the PSAC North 6th Triennial Convention on Sunday June 8, 2014.

PSAC North REVP/Alternate Nomination Forms

Important Convention documents:

Convention Agenda
Finance Committee Report
Finance Committee Resolutions
Finance Committee Resolutions Report
ByLaw Committee Report
ByLaw Committee Resolutions
2011 5th Regional Triennial Convention Minutes
 

April 13, 2016 - 9:58am •
Federal public service workers deserve to receive their salaries in a timely fashion. And they should not have to face delays or errors due the former Conservative government’s decision to consolidate payroll services. That is the message that Chris Aylward, PSAC’s National Executive Vice-President, delivered in a meeting with Public Services and Procurement Canada on April 7.
April 8, 2016 - 4:16pm •
In this issue: International Workers’ Day, YEU’s new Shop Steward Coordinator, Whitehorse Connects, YEU Bargaining Updates, So Long for now Dave Muir, YG Contract Ratification Tour 2016, Training, Meetings, Yukon’s Union Advantage Read the newsletter here. 
April 8, 2016 - 2:04pm •
PSAC is a proud sponsor of the Stuck in a Snowbank Theater Production - "The Mechanics Helper", which tells the story of the last man convicted for being gay in Canada.  Formal reading takes place April 15-16. Read more here.
April 7, 2016 - 5:01pm •
By Jack Bourassa, Regional Executive Vice President for the NorthAs published in the Yellowknifer, April 2016 Privatizing long-term care in the Northwest Territories will drastically reduce the quality of care for our seniors and increase the cost for taxpayers. With the territory’s senior population quickly blossoming – the GNWT predicts that by the year 2034, 11.6 per cent of the NWT’s population will be aged 70 years or older – the government is frantically searching for space in long-term care homes.
April 6, 2016 - 1:33pm •
By Jack Bourassa, Regional Executive Vice President for the North   Defining poverty is not an easy undertaking. In Canada, different groups use different indicators to measure poverty, but no measure has been officially endorsed by the federal government. Using a proxy measure of poverty (Low Income Cut-Off), it has been shown that the average child poverty in Canada is 17%, while the percentage for indigenous children is as high as 60% in some Canadian jurisdictions.
March 15, 2016 - 10:12am •
Public consultations, mandate are important steps in open government The Public Service Alliance of Canada North (PSAC North) commends the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) for their efforts to consult the public about the territory’s budget and fiscal strategy. Public input is an important step in making government accessible to residents of the territory, and makes the government more accountable and transparent.
March 11, 2016 - 4:06pm •
By Jack Bourassa, Regional Executive Vice President for the North As published in the Yellowknifer, March 2016 For most of us Northerners, Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) don’t mean much. We’re busy worrying about the price of food, the health of our loved ones and our land, the security of our jobs (or lack thereof), and at best keeping up with local politics. And when FTAs are negotiated in secrecy, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), it makes it virtually impossible to understand their ramifications.
February 16, 2016 - 10:47am •
Submitted by the NTFL For three years Local 32 has joined the Coldestnightoftheyear.org in helping to spread awareness about homelessness and raise money for a local charity. This year 11 groups in Yellowknife have pledged to raise $25,000 for The Yellowknife Salvation Army to renovate their Emergency Men’s Shelter Kitchen where they serve lunch and supper to those in need in Yellowknife.
February 15, 2016 - 9:43am •
It was inspiring to meet so many dedicated union leaders at the latest Union Development Program session in Vancouver, B.C. I know each and every one of our members will return to their workplaces reinvigorated with a passion to improve conditions for our members. Read all about my activities in my REVP report and find out more about UDP in our next newsletter. 
January 15, 2016 - 9:39am •

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Yellowknife, NT X1A 1V2

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Office Hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday

PSAC North REVP Office

PSAC North REVP Office

4910-53rd Street, Suite 201 A
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 1V2
Tel: (867) 873-5670