PSAC North Regional Council

Women's Committee 

JOIN US! TOGETHER WE CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS

Calling all PSAC North women in the North . . .

If you want to tackle issues affecting women and work for positive change, we’re your committee.

Add your voice and ideas and help make change for women in and out of the workplace.

You don’t have to be in Yellowknife to join. Our conference call meetings can easily accommodate you – no matter where you live. 

Let’s organize events and initiatives to ensure an end to violence against women, access to public not-for-profit child care, strong public services, pay equity, an end to poverty, job security and equality in everything. 

Our Mandate

The objectives of the PSAC North Regional Women’s Committee are to identify, promote and assist union actions by

  • Educating, politicizing and mobilizing women by making links between themselves, the union, the workplace, the community and equality rights

  • We do this by empowering, uniting and engaging all women to take action and move the Womens’ Rights agenda forward.

Stay connected to the issues . . . and the solutions

  • We participate in conferences, educational and training programs on Women’s issues

  • Ensure and promote representation of Women members, their issues and equality goals in the various union bodies, programs and social justice groups

  • Sit on the National Human Rights Committee and other PSAC National and Regional bodies . . . and much more.

You can also view Terms of Reference for Regional Women's Committees in Nunavut, Yukon and the NWT

Click here to view and dowload PSAC Regional Women’s Committee Handbook.

For the NWT Women's Committee brochure, click here.

March 22, 2019 - 9:56am •
PSAC North Yukon Regional Women's Committee gathered items to provide 25 starter baskets to the Yukon Women's Transition Homes. Each basket was filled with the basics to start a new home such as dishes, detergent, paper products, utensils, kitchen supplies including a pot, fry pan, measuring cups, oven mitts and dish towels. Items were sponsored by Canadian Tire and the Great Canadian Dollar Store. PaintMate Decorating Services assisted with pick up of the items. 
March 8, 2019 - 12:58pm •
The PSAC North NWT Regional Women’s Committee is celebrating International Women’s Day by delivering bags with personal care items to women and youth shelters in Yellowknife. The committee is sending out bags to other communities: Hay River, Fort Smith, Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk. NWT Women’s Committee thanks all members, volunteers and sponsors.  Sponsors: 
January 24, 2019 - 3:48pm •
On December 11, the NWT Regional Women's Committee held an engaging forum on domestic violence. Rebecca Thompson, PSAC North's Grievance Officer was guest speaker.   
January 24, 2019 - 3:46pm •
PSAC North regional women’s committees and volunteers participated at, attended and/or co-sponsored events on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Iqaluit, Whitehorse and Yellowknife. Commemorating December 6 by holding vigils and events continues to be an opportunity to speak out against all forms of violence against women.
November 7, 2018 - 12:31pm •
NWT Women’s Committee donated to the Family Support Centre Shelter located in Hay River. The committee would like to thank Quality Furniture for free shipping to airport and Buffalo Air Express for free shipping to Hay River.
September 12, 2018 - 4:44pm •
During the summer, Nunavut Regional Women Committee donated some fishing equipment and taxi vouchers to Apex’s Qimaavik Women Shelter in Iqaluit.  From left to right are Nunavut's Regional Women’s Committee secretary, treasurer and chair: Lili Weemen, Lisa Kirk and Sue Avery.
July 18, 2018 - 12:40pm •
Women experiencing homelessness face an added challenge every month. The NWT Disabilities Council has launched a donation drive asking for feminine hygiene products to help women experiencing homelessness access the appropriate supplies they need.  Responding to this important call, PSAC North’s NWT Regional Women’s Committee donated hygiene products to the council. The committee encourages people to help support this initiative. 
May 17, 2018 - 4:07pm •
The Whitehorse Regional Women’s and the Yukon Aboriginal Peoples’ committees hosted a teddy bear picnic for Jordan’s Principle, May 10.   
February 26, 2018 - 11:25am •
  Pictured from left: Dawn Skinner, Marie Buchanan, Suzette Montreuil, Samantha Moynes, Sheila Laity, Holly Ferris, Simone Cummings.  
January 24, 2018 - 1:32pm •
The Native Women Association of the NWT hosted an unveiling of the Beaded Hearts Tapestry as part of the opening of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) hearings in Yellowknife on Jan. 22, 2018. The hearings took place over three days and involved 40 families sharing their experiences.  The Beaded Hearts Tapestry was created to pay respect to Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and to acknowledge the families who have experienced great loss.

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