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PSAC North Regional Council

Our structure

The PSAC North Regional Council is our highest decision-making body that brings together duly elected or appointed representatives from all three territories.

The Regional Executive Vice-President (REVP North) chairs the Regional Council and is the political voice for the PSAC in the Yukon, NWT and Nunavut.

PSAC North is also composed of (3) Area Councils, one for each territory and (3) Territorial Directors.

Committees are also an important part of our structure. There are 8 committees in each territory:  Indigenous Peoples, Access, Pride, Women's, Racially Visible, Health & Safety, Youth and the Regional Alliance Facilitators Network.

The North Regional Council is composed of the chairs of each committee in the North. All positions on the North Regional Council are elected from among the membership. The Regional Executive Vice President is a full-time paid position. All other members of the council work in jobs represented by the union and serve the union as volunteers. In addition to chairing the North Regional Council, the REVP represents the North on the Alliance Executive Committee, the body that runs the union nationally.

The Regional Councils meets at least three times a year to strategize on issues that affect PSAC members in the North.

PSAC North's Regional Council's role, as defined in the PSAC North By-Laws, is to:

  • Manage the business of PSAC North between its Triennial Conventions; and
  • Establish regulations to guide the operations of PSAC North.

Read the Bylaws in this section of the website that govern Regional Council.

PSAC North Regional Committees help to guide our union and protect the interests of our members. Many of today’s leaders developed their skills, abilities and talents on a committee. They not only educated themselves but became an invaluable resource to local members, components and PSAC National.

If you are passionate about one of the issues below, you will find a warm welcome awaits you. Activists are the heart of our union – of any union – and your involvement will help ensure that our union and the labour movement continue to thrive.

Contact your PSAC Regional Office and let them know that you want to get involved.

Mission, Vision and Values Statements 

PSAC North Regional Council Meeting Minutes 2019

PSAC North Regional Council Meeting Minutes 2018

 

 

 

Jack Bourassa – Regional Executive Vice-President

Elwood Chan – Alternate Executive Vice-President

Steve Geick
Yukon Employees Union
President

Todd Parsons
Union of Northern Workers
President

Bill Fennell
Nunavut Employees Union
President

Vacant

YT Territorial Director

Vacant

NWT Territorial Director

Geoff Ryan

NU Territorial Director

Linda Moen

YT Area Council

Samantha Consentino

NWT Area Council

Lisa Kirk

NU Area Council

*Carrie Lynn Robinson 

 YT Regional Indigenous

  Peoples’ Committee

Holly Ferris 

NWT Regional Indigenous 

Peoples’ Committee

Leesee Papatsie 

 NU Regional Indigenous

 Peoples’ Committee

Gerard Tremblay

YT Regional Access

Committee

*Bruce Gudeit

NWT Regional Access

Committee

Lili Weemen 

NU Regional Access

Committee

Roberta Wurtak

YT Regional Pride

Committee

Vacant

NWT Regional Pride

Committee

Vacant

NU Regional Pride
Committee

Teresa Acheson

Whitehorse Regional

Women’s Committee

*Geraldine Penney

NWT Regional

Women’s Committee

Susan Avery

NU Regional

Women’s Committee

*Derek Yap

YT Racially Visible

Committee

Hoa Do

NWT Racially Visible

Committee

Victor Guzman

NU Racially Visible

Committee

Dianne Williams

YT Regional Health

and Safety Committee

Jay Butler

NWT Regional Health

and Safety Committee

Derek Allerton

NU Regional Health

and Safety Committee

Stephanie Coulthard

YT Regional Youth

Committee

Vacant

NT Regional Youth

Committee

Vacant

NU Regional Youth

Committee

Vacant

YT Alliance Facilitator Network

Vacant

NWT Alliance Facilitator Network

Vacant

NU Alliance Facilitator Network

 

 

* NHRC reps

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June 20, 2019 - 2:24pm •
Northwest Territories Regional Indigenous Peoples’ Committee donated $1000 to the North Slave Métis Alliance for June 21st Fish Fry at Somba K’e Civic Plaza. PSAC North and the committee looks forward to the celebrations. Wherever you are, find out where the day is being celebrated, participate and volunteer. 
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: 
March 4, 2019 - 4:21pm •
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February 27, 2019 - 6:21pm •
Students, wearing pink t-shirts, gathered at the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly in Yellowknife on February 27 to participate in National Anti-Bullying Day, known as Pink Shirt Day. In addition to Yellowknife, students from Behchoko and N’Dilo also participated in Pink Shirt Day events. Jack Bourassa, Regional Executive Vice President for PSAC North and Hon. Caroline Cochrane, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment shared their insights with participants and guests. Students presented and shared their vision on how to eliminate bullying.
January 24, 2019 - 4:16pm •
By Dianne Williams, Chair of Yukon Regional Health and Safety Committee    One may question what domestic violence has to do with the workplace and it doesn’t take much to understand the overlap. The pan-Canadian survey conducted in 2014 called, “Can Work Be Safe, When Home Isn’t”, look at the links between personal life and work life and the results are surprising.
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.
December 5, 2018 - 4:16pm •
PSAC North NWT Area Council donated $500 to the food bank in Hay River, in addition to $500 to Yellowknife Food Bank.  Dawna O’Brien delivering the cheque.   
December 5, 2018 - 2:46pm •
PSAC North Nunavut and NWT Area Councils donated $1500 to Niqinik Nuatsivik Nunavut Food Bank. Nunavut Area Council made another $1000 donation to the Qajuqturvik Food Centre.

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