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Updates

January 27, 2020 - 2:34pm •
The 29th Constitutional Convention of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) will be held from Monday, May 4 to Friday, May 8, 2020 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The PSAC will be fully funding up to fourteen delegates to represent PSAC’s five equity groups: women, Indigenous peoples, racially visible peoples, persons with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ2+ communities. In addition to equity groups, the PSAC will fully fund up to seven young worker delegates.
January 21, 2020 - 4:38pm •
By Dawn Skinner, PSAC North NWT Regional Women’s Committee   Period poverty is a pervasive issue in Canada and yet many of us may ask what period poverty is. In a nutshell, 'period poverty' refers to having a lack of access to sanitary products due to financial constraints. It has been called a great barrier to equality and low income, homeless and marginalized women bear the brunt of it.
January 20, 2020 - 3:52pm •
Delegates to the 2020 PSAC North Regional Convention, being held in Whitehorse, Yukon, June 5-7,2020, will be electing the PSAC North Regional Executive Vice-President (REVP) and their Alternate REVP. Any PSAC member in good standing in the PSAC North Region is entitled to run for these two positions. The nominator and the seconder must be delegates to the PSAC North Regional Convention. For more information, please view the attached document.    
January 13, 2020 - 11:28am •
A delegation of 50 members from across the North region (Yukon, NWT and Nunavut) attended the National and Regional Health and Safety Conferences in Montreal.
December 17, 2019 - 4:58pm •
On December 6, communities across Canada held vigils and events. It has been 30 years since the tragic mass shooting at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal (December 6, 1989) that saw the promising lives of 14 young women cut violently short. December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
November 29, 2019 - 11:05am •
Bargaining Update City Refuses to Address Members’ Concerns   The UNW/PSAC bargaining team is ready to go back to the table any time the City of Yellowknife is willing to negotiate seriously. By presenting a final offer before negotiations were scheduled to end, the Employer ignored many issues. WORK-LIFE BALANCE There are more than 10 demands related to work-life balance that the City of Yellowknife has ignored in their final offer. Some of them are: - Better vacation accrual
November 21, 2019 - 10:06am •
Members of PSAC North NWT Regional Women’s Committee joined Yellowknife's first Family Violence Awareness Month Solidarity March on November 6. The march was organized by the Status of Women Council of the NWT to kick off its Family Violence Awareness Month. Anne Walsh, Geraldine Penney and Nancy Lamb
October 22, 2019 - 5:43pm •
She/Ze Leads the World - Yukon’s first ever Women’s Leadership Summit may be the next step in your leadership journey: a leadership summit for northern women taking place on November 19 and 21, 2019.  With two jam-packed days of panels, inspiring keynote speakers and breakout sessions, you’ll learn from female leaders from across Canada who have used their passion and determination to drive their success. With off-site events and our Mentor One-2-One Hour, you’ll have the opportunity to meet like-minded peers and work through your challenges with strong senior leaders.
October 18, 2019 - 5:03pm •
  PSAC North NWT Regional Health and Safety Committee organized an Outreach series of events: “Take a Moment for Safety.” It involved meeting people on Market Days at Somba K’e Park in Yellowknife. Each person was asked for a safety tip that they would live by. Adults and children shared insights on on how to stay safe.
October 18, 2019 - 4:37pm •
In the spirit of reconciliation, PSAC North Yukon Regional Indigenous Peoples Committee organized Orange Shirt beading workshop on September 28 and 29. The event was open to all: Indigenous and non-Indigenous PSAC members, supporters and allies. Jayla Rousseau Thomas facilitated the workshop. The event led to important discussions about Orange Shirt Day and its origin. Every Child Matters buttons were provided to participants and they all went away with their beaded Orange Shirt pins.

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