Racially Visible Committee

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We promote union actions on issues affecting racially visible members by: 

  • Educating, politicizing and mobilizing racially visible members by making links between themselves, the union, the workplace and the community.
  • Empowering, uniting and engaging racially visible members to take action and move the Human Rights Agenda forward
  • Encouraging networking and open communication among racially visible members, the PSAC National Human Rights Committee and other PSAC National/Regional bodies.

Join our growing team

We participate in conferences, education and training programs on issues that affect racially visible members. 

We are relied upon for representation of racially visible members, their issues and equality goals in the various union bodies, programs and social justice groups. 

We sit on the National Human Rights Committee and other PSAC National and Regional bodies … and much more. 

Click HERE to read the invitation letter of the Nunavut Regional Racially-Visible Committee. 

Make a difference

Some of our work is focused on reviewing, discussing and making recommendations on issues, policies, strategies and initiatives that affect racially visible members. 

We also keep our eye on legislation, provisions or practices that are discriminatory and recommend union policies, programs or actions that will end and redress the discrimination and racism. 

Join our committee and pursue your area of interest. There is room for everyone who wants to make a difference. We welcome your contribution!

To print or download the Racially Visible Committee brochure, click here.

September 20, 2017 - 12:03pm •
Jack Bourassa Regional Executive Vice President, PSAC North By now many labour organizations across the country have spoken out in condemnation of the acts that we all witnessed in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12. Given the tight-knit and diverse nature of our own community, I feel as REVP at PSAC North that we must not only denounce in the strongest terms what occurred, but moving forward, tackle the lingering impact of that weekend.
October 24, 2016 - 9:35am •
May 25, 2016 - 4:42pm •
We are pleased to announce the 2016 PSAC North Regional Conference for Racially Visible Members, which will be held October 15th and 16th, 2016 under the theme “Race Forward: Our Union, Our Community, Our Future!”.  This conference is a historical first for the PSAC North. Racially Visible members will have a chance to network, to learn, and to exchange information across the North.  It is an important opportunity to become a part of racially visible community of PSAC North.    
September 1, 2015 - 10:43am •
Welcome to the landing page for the PSAC North 2017 Regional Triennial Convention, which will be held at the Chateau Nova Hotel in Yellowknife, NT on June 17-18, 2017. In the next few months, you'll find updates here relating to your delegate status, the application process and to download important convention documents. Call-out for Host Committee members As we prepare to offer the very best convention to delegates and observers from across the North, we look to you to help offer your expertise and experience in organizing our convention.
February 13, 2014 - 12:51pm •
Since the Conservatives took power in 2006 under Stephen Harper’s leadership, the federal government has been constantly attacking human rights and equity through a series of legislative changes and cuts to programs and services. Cuts contained in the 2012 and 2013 federal budgets, along with other recent legislation, have had a particularly harsh impact on equity-seeking groups, including racially visible people.
February 13, 2014 - 10:28am •
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February 13, 2014 - 10:23am •
James Calbert Best was the son of a human rights activist and a railway porter, his career in the federal public sector began in the Department of Labour in 1949, where he co-founded the Civil Service Association of Canada, one of the organizations that merged in 1966 to form the PSAC.
February 13, 2014 - 10:07am •
We are living in an era when corporations and labour/workers crisscross the globe in an ever ending queues: corporations want to increase their wealth and profit margin, while workers want a standard of living that enables them provide for themselves and their families.Corporations have rights and are growing their monopolistic power while workers are dispersed and increasingly more vulnerable. They form part of the same system and occupy the same “transnational space”. This is globalization.
February 5, 2014 - 10:21am •
Thousands of migrant workers arrive on Canada’s shores every year in search of a better life; higher wages, a better quality of living and a safe place to raise their families. But Canada’s temporary foreign worker program has become a bog of red tape and loopholes that merely benefit employers and leave workers out to dry. 
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