PSAC North Regional Council

Access Committee

 

We promote union actions on issues affecting members with accessibility issues by: 

• educating, politicizing and mobilizing members with disabilities by making links between themselves, the

union, the workplace and the community.

• Empowering, uniting and engaging members with disabilities to take action and move the Human Rights

Agenda forward.

• Encouraging networking and open communication among members with disabilities, the PSAC National Human Rights Committee and other PSAC National/Regional bodies.

Stay Connected to the issues ... and the solutions

We participate in conferences, education and training programs on issues that affect members with disabilities. 

We are relied upon for representation of members with disabilities, 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.

Learn and take action

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

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 ableism. 

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

You can also view Terms of Reference for Access Committees in Nunavut, Yukon and the NWT

 
October 7, 2020 - 2:42pm •
All union members in Nunavut are invited and encouraged to attend PSAC Nunavut Regional Council/Committees AGMs. Meetings will be held via teleconference and are in Eastern Time. During these AGMs, participating members will vote for Chair, Secretary and Treasurer positions. Please dial 1.867.877.5217 or toll free 1.844.259.7596 and when prompted please enter the conference ID for the committee meeting you are trying to join followed by the number sign (#).   Monday November 2nd • Pride Committee @ 6:00 pm (conference ID: 199110472#)
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.
October 10, 2019 - 12:01pm •
Members of PSAC North Regional Council met in Iqaluit. The three day meeting included important discussions about campaigns and upcoming regional convention, strategy sessions, website and media orientation, and a presentation by guest speakers including Anne Tennier, President of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.  Mumilaaq Qaqqaq took us through a journey in history with her presentation about Inuit history and life before and after colonization.
March 1, 2018 - 4:51pm •
The Public Service Alliance of Canada North hosted the annual Pink Shirt/Anti-Bullying Day at the Great Hall of the NWT Legislative Assembly on Feb. 28.  Students from four local schools gathered to mark this year's theme which was Cyberbullying.  Among the featured presentations included a video by William McDonald’s Me to We Group called “Step Up So others Don’t Get Stepped On.”
February 12, 2018 - 11:28am •
A  five-year term position of American Sign Language interpreter is set to expire in Yukon in mid-March. Please see our Feb. 2 letter in support of continuing this service for citizens. 
November 8, 2017 - 5:00pm •
There will be a NWT Regional Access Committee meeting on Monday, Nov. 28, 2017 at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the North Star Building in the PSAC Regional Office at #201 4910 -  53rd Street , Yellowknife, NT. Please see our poster for more details about the event.   
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